Beer-Cheese Soup

Enjoy this delicious soup that’s served with popcorn and made using beer and cheese - ready in 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
medium stalk celery, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground mustard
1
can or bottle (12 oz) regular or nonalcoholic beer
1
cup milk
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
Popped popcorn, if desired
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion and celery in butter about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 2 Stir in flour, pepper and mustard. Stir in beer and milk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; reduce heat to low.
  • 3 Gradually stir in cheese. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, just until cheese is melted. Sprinkle each serving with popcorn.

Expert Tips

Substitute 1 can (10.5 oz) condensed chicken broth for the beer. Serve topped with paprika if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.