Broccoli and Beer Cheese Soup

Enjoy this flavorful cheese and beer soup made using Green Giant® Frozen Broccoli Cuts – perfect for a hearty dinner.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
pkg (9 oz each) Green Giant™ frozen broccoli cuts
3
cups milk
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon dry mustard
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
cups cubed American cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup beer
Popcorn, if desired

  • 1 Cook broccoli as directed on package, using 2-quart saucepan.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the milk and flour; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Stir into broccoli in saucepan. Add remaining 2 1/2 cups milk, garlic salt, dry mustard and pepper; mix well. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbly and thickened.
  • 3 Add cheese; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Add beer; cook until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Garnish with popcorn.

Expert Tips

The beer adds flavor and a malty richness to this recipe, but it isn't enough to make the soup taste like beer. For more beer flavor, add 2 to 4 more tablespoons.

Popcorn is the traditional garnish for beer cheese soup. For a pretty presentation, purchase colorful flavored popcorn to sprinkle over each serving of this soup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1170mg
1170%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
60%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.