Harp and Cheese Soup


Based on a recipe from the Raglan Road Irish Tavern in downtown Disney, this is the most amazing soup you'll ever make. Your new 'go-to' for company! You might as well make 2 batches because you'll want leftovers.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
15 cups


  • 5 cups vegetable stock

  • 5 cups Irish-style lager (such as Harp®)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 ½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 5 cups heavy cream

  • ¾ leek, sliced

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 5 cups shredded Irish Cheddar cheese (such as Dubliner®)


  1. Combine vegetable stock and lager in a stock pot; season with salt and black pepper; bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook potatoes in the simmering stock mixture until tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Stir cream, leek, garlic, and thyme into the stock mixture; bring to a boil, return heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer another 10 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle cayenne pepper into the soup. Melt cheese into the soup 1 cup at a time while blending with an immersion blender until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1002 Calories
79g Fat
41g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 1002
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g 101%
Saturated Fat 49g 246%
Cholesterol 278mg 93%
Sodium 799mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 630mg 48%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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