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Bacon And Beer Cheese Soup

This Bacon and Beer Cheese Soup is a rich, decadent soup loaded with cheese and bacon with a lager infused broth. Made in just one pot, this flavor enriched soup is ready to be devoured in under an hour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon beer cheese soup, beer cheese soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 418kcal


  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth low sodium or no sodium added
  • 1 cup milk I used 2%
  • 8 oz lager
  • 12 oz cheddar cheese sharp or mild, shredded
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped


  • Cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven until crisp, for about 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper tower lined plate.
  • In the same Dutch oven add the onion and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until softened and translucent. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until aromatic.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the onion and stir. Cook for about 3 minutes then add the broth, milk, beer and whisk. Bring to a boil then le tit simmer until thickened, 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheese and continue simmering for another 5 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper. Add most of the bacon and stir it in.
  • Serve soup ladled in bowls and garnish with remaining bacon.



  1. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  2. You can store this soup for up to 3 months in the freezer.
  3. Tip: Your cheese soup may or may not separate in the freezer, to avoid this completely - don't add the cheese until you are ready to serve the soup.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 687IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 470mg | Iron: 1mg