Beer Cheese Soup


Smooth and creamy with a mild beer flavour.

This recipe was featured on Anna Olson’s video on Foodnetwork.ca 

Easy Serves
SKILL LEVEL 6 servings
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon leaf thyme
1/2 teaspoon white ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2-1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup beer
3 tablespoons (divided) Fleischmann's® Corn Starch
1 cup heavy cream
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Colby OR Co-Jack cheese
1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, thyme, white and cayenne pepper; cook until onions are tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Combine chicken broth, beer and 2 tablespoons corn starch. Mix until corn starch is dissolved. Add corn starch mixture to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add cream. 

Toss cheese with 1 tablespoon corn starch. Gradually add cheese to soup, stirring until melted before adding more cheese. Add hot sauce, if desired.

Serve immediately. Delicious served with Peppered Parmesan Shortbread.

Total Time
Cook Time 15 minutes

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