Beer Cheese Soup

Comfort food never came faster! This homemade classic can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1 1/2
medium carrots, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
1
medium stalk celery, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
3
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
cup milk
4
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (1 lb)
1/2
cup regular or nonalcoholic beer

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and onion; cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix broth, Bisquick mix, pepper and red pepper until smooth. Gradually stir into vegetable mixture. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • 3 Stir in milk and cheese. Heat until cheese is melted. Stir in beer.

Expert Tips

Top with popped popcorn for a classic soup finish.

Make this soup ahead of time, and keep it warm in a slow cooker for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
(
Calories from Fat
390),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
43g
43%
(Saturated Fat
26g,
26%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
1290mg
1290%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
60%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.