Beer Cheese Corn Chowder


This beer cheese and corn chowder is easy to prepare, and provides comforting flavor that's great for cold nights.

Beer Cheese Corn Chowder
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 ¼ cups shredded white Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup flour

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer, preferably lager

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels

  • 2 cups frozen diced hash brown potatoes

  • 6 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. Allow sharp and white Cheddar cheeses to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, green onion, and garlic. Cook mixture, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in flour and dry mustard. Cook for 1 minute (mixture will be thick). Add broth all at once. Cook and stir until bubbly. Add beer and cream. Stir in corn and potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Gradually add sharp and white Cheddar cheeses, stirring after each addition until cheeses are melted. Stir in bacon, Parmesan, and hot pepper sauce. Heat through. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

  5. If you like, top with additional green onion and bacon. Serve with additional hot pepper sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
44g Fat
28g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 26g 131%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 688mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 22g
Potassium 403mg 9%

* 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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