This is an intensely cheesy, spicy rich beer soup that will be a TOUCHDOWN in your home and gone by the end of the game. Serve with popcorn or hunks of sourdough bread for dipping.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 serving
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter with olive oil in a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.

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  • Cook and stir the celery, carrots, and garlic until soft, about 8 minutes.

  • Pour in the chicken stock, beer, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, white pepper, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper; whisk to combine.

  • Blend the mixture with a hand blender until smooth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes.

  • Stir in the cream of chicken soup and the Cheddar cheese soup; bring soup back to a simmer.

  • Stir in the processed cheese and allow to melt. When it has melted, slowly mix in the pepperjack and sharp Cheddar cheeses, a little at a time, allowing each addition to melt into the soup before adding the next.

  • Simmer the soup over low heat until the cheese has completely melted and the flavors have blended, 15 to 20 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

Do not use dark ale as it will make your soup bitter. Also, this is a good basic cheese soup and can be modified easily. Instead of beer, substitute with additional 32 oz. chicken stock. You could add potatoes, bacon and chives for Baked Potato Soup; or broccoli for Broccoli Cheese Soup.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; protein 18.6g 37% DV; carbohydrates 16.3g 5% DV; fat 29.2g 45% DV; cholesterol 82mg 27% DV; sodium 1655.1mg 66% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2012
I halved the recipe to six servings and the only change I made was to add in two medium cooked shredded chicken breast. I cooked the breast in a pressure cooker and used that broth for the soup. All the flavors of the spices came together very well in this soup. My husband and sons really enjoyed it. I threw some broccoli in the leftover soup I had for lunch the next day and that was a great addition also. I certainly will make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2012
Spicy! It came out a lot more spicy than I thought it would. I wish I would have added some meat or veggies to it because it was rather plain. I served it with bread to dip and that was a lot easier to eat than just the soup alone since it was so spicy. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2012
I halved the recipe to six servings and the only change I made was to add in two medium cooked shredded chicken breast. I cooked the breast in a pressure cooker and used that broth for the soup. All the flavors of the spices came together very well in this soup. My husband and sons really enjoyed it. I threw some broccoli in the leftover soup I had for lunch the next day and that was a great addition also. I certainly will make this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2012
Amazing!! Made a lot more than I anticipated but it is absolutely delicious. Love the spicy kick to it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
OMG this soup is good! I did half the cayenne and white pepper to make sure my kids could eat it. Glad I did because it was still plenty spicy. The dipping bread was a must! Later when I ate the leftovers it was great with a baked potato. It made me think of all the options this soup presents. Add chicken and broccoli like other reviewers suggest thicken it a little more for a delicious sauce on veggies or fish or add a little Italian sausage to warm your belly. I can't wait to make it again and "play" with it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2012
Spicy! It came out a lot more spicy than I thought it would. I wish I would have added some meat or veggies to it because it was rather plain. I served it with bread to dip and that was a lot easier to eat than just the soup alone since it was so spicy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2014
Delicious with a bit of kick! I did not make any adjustments to this recipe and we really enjoyed it. To change it slightly next time I will add some broccoli and cooked chicken. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
Awesome bit of a kick love it. I've made it four or five times and its one of my favorite soups! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2016
Yum!! Read More
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