Heaven In A Bowl - Cheddar Cheese Ale Soup

Heaven In A Bowl - Cheddar Cheese Ale Soup Recipe

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Amanda Smith


I love cheese!! My favorite is Cheddar, the sharper the better. This soup is the best. Like the title of the recipes says it is heaven in a bowl. This soup is great with a nice hunk of warm french bread.

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45 Min
Stove Top


3 large
garlic cloves, minced
celery rib, finely chopped
1 small
onion, finely chopped
1/4 c
all purpose flour
salt and ground pepper
1 Tbsp
chopped thyme
1 large
jalapeno, ribbed, seeded, and chopped
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter
12 oz
favorite bottle brown or pale ale
1 c
heavy cream
1 pkg
12 oz. thick cut bacon, diced
2 1/4 c
chicken broth
3/4 lb
sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded

How to Make Heaven In A Bowl - Cheddar Cheese Ale Soup


  • 1In a large saucepan or dutch oven, cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until the fat renders and the bacon is crisp, about 8 minutes.
  • 2Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to drain on a paper towel. Crumble any overly large pieces between your fingers, or chop quickly with a knife.
  • 3Add the celery, onion, jalapeno, garlic and thyme to the rendered fat in the saucepan.
  • 4Cook over moderate heat, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan, stirring often, until vegetables soften, about 8 minutes.
  • 5Add half of the beer and cook until reduced by half, 5 minutes.
  • 6Add 2 1/4 cups of chicken broth and return to a simmer.
  • 7In a small skillet, melt the butter.
  • 8Whisk in the flour and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  • 9Whisk the roux into the soup until combined, and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened, about 8 minutes.
  • 10Add the heavy cream, cheddar cheeses and the remaining beer and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  • 11Stir in the bacon and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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About Heaven In A Bowl - Cheddar Cheese Ale Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American