A simple but satisfying soup. No exotic ingredients, just plain good.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over medium high heat, dissolve the bouillon in the beer and water. Add the potatoes, celery, carrots and onion, mix well and allow to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Stir in the cauliflower and broccoli mix, and heat for 10 more minutes. Finally, add the condensed chicken soup and the cheese. Reduce heat to low and allow the cheese to melt, stirring often.

Nutrition Facts

371.2 calories; 20.5 g protein; 35.4 g carbohydrates; 40.3 mg cholesterol; 2698 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (149)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
For those who attended Ohio University and know what "real" beer cheese soup from the Pub is like... I tell you this recipe is pretty close to the famous Wednesday special. It was quick and easy to make. Somebody tell Mike, the secret recipe is out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2007
I'm not really sure what kind of soup this is. It's not broccoli cheese or beer cheese but the two of them put together. I too am from Wisconsin and am used to a much thicker version of this soup minus the broccoli. The recipe is good but it's not a traditional beer cheese soup. Read More
(7)
194 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 111
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
For those who attended Ohio University and know what "real" beer cheese soup from the Pub is like... I tell you this recipe is pretty close to the famous Wednesday special. It was quick and easy to make. Somebody tell Mike, the secret recipe is out. Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2007
I highly recommend forgoing the velveeta yuk:) I used 1 can of cream of chicken & one can of cream of broccoli. Instead of fake cheese I used 8oz of cabot sharp cheddar & 8oz cabot montery jack. I used dogfish head 90 minute IPA so there was a little bite but it was mellowed out by the montery jack I also used fresh cauliflower - delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This was great! I used low fat cream of chicken soup low fat processed cheese and light beer. My boyfriend never had a clue. It was still rich and creamy but with less fat. I also left out the boullions to cut down on the salt and added garlic and basil to spice it up. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2007
After reading the reviews I can see where this soup can turn out a bunch of different ways with different tastes. I use 4 cups of chicken broth instead of boullion and water. I also omit the califlower brocoli and carrots. The onion and potato are perfect for this type of soup plus the leftovers don't get soggy. I recommend using a beer that doesn't have a bitter aftertaste. The darker the better for true beer cheese soup flavor. This recipe freezes well. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good beer cheese soup. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
Being from Wisconsin this is my husband's and my kind of soup! We absolutely love it. I do not use bouillon cubes though because they are too salty. Instead I use either chicken broth from a can or "Better Than Bouillon" paste from a jar. I also substitute a bag of California Blend (broccoli cauliflour carrots) frozen veggies instead of just broccoli. Thank you for sharing Naomi! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2006
Oh my heavens..This was perfection! My husband said this was one of the most fabulous dinners he had ever had - I served it up with a great Bruchetta recipe from here! I did not change a thing except I made it in a crockpot and simmered it for hours. YUMMY!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2008
I have found after making this soup twice that I would leave out the broccoli. The two times I made the soup it was wonderful - but the broccoli stole the show. I made it for clients and they thought it was cheese & broccoli soup. Next time - more potato carrot and cauliflower less water and 18oz of beer. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2007
I'm not really sure what kind of soup this is. It's not broccoli cheese or beer cheese but the two of them put together. I too am from Wisconsin and am used to a much thicker version of this soup minus the broccoli. The recipe is good but it's not a traditional beer cheese soup. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
I replaced 3 cups of the water with milk (who uses water in a creamy soup??) left out the broccoli and cauliflower and used about 1/2 a Cup onion. Turned out perfectly! Read More
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