Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Irresistible Irish Beer Cheese Soup Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.comCreamy irresistible Irish Beer Cheese Soup, perfect to serve on Saint Patrick’s Day with a tall frothy pint!

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Cheese. Soup.

Were there ever two words more perfect for each other?

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The only thing I can think of to improve upon such a alluring combo would be beer.

Beer. Cheese. Soup.

Now that is a winning love-fest of flavors.

And if the cheese is Irish, and the beer is from Ireland (or some place close to Ireland), well now, that would be a Saint Paddy’s Day dish I wouldn’t be able to resist.

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This rich and creamy Irish Beer Cheese Soup recipe is a favorite in both my family and my neighborhood.

I recently served it to several friends on one of our recent snow days and they immediately felt as captivated by the Irish beer-cheese duo as I do.

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The key to making a killer Irish Beer Cheese Soup is to use a light crisp Irish-style beer like Harp. The beer gives the soup a slight twang without over powering it.

Then whisk in shredded Irish cheese and cream cheese.

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Most Irish cheeses have a very distinct nutty essence. The Irish cheese gives the soup intense cheesy flavor, while the cream cheese makes the soup extra silky smooth.

I like to use low fat cream cheese to take the fat and calories down a notch, but go full-fat if you want to!

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Once the Irish Beer Cheese Soup simmers and thickens, ladle it into bowls and garnish with bacon and chive.

Or if you’ve been gawking at the bread bowls in this post, bake your own. They are really easy to make!

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Irish Beer Cheese Soup is a new Saint Patrick’s Day tradition in our house. In just 20 minutes, you too will fall in love with this creamy dreamy wonder.

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Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Yield: 8-10 servings

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

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Creamy Irish Beer Cheese Soup for Saint Patrick’s Day! This easy beer cheese soup recipe is rich and alluring, with only a handful of necessary ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or bacon grease)
  • 2 – 12 ounce bottles Harp Irish Style Lager
  • 32 ounce chicken broth
  • 14 ounces Irish cheese, shredded (Dubliner, Irish Cheddar, Skellig, etc.)
  • 14 ounces low fat cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (or arrow root powder)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Garnishes: crumbled bacon and chive

Directions:

  1. Set a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add the butter, onions, and garlic, and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Scoop the softened onions into the food processor (or blender) and add one cup chicken broth. Puree the onions and broth until completely smooth.
  2. Pour the onion mixture back into the sauce pot, and add the remaining broth and both bottles of beer. Bring to a boil.
  3. Toss the shredded Irish cheese with corn starch. Add the shredded cheese, cream cheese, and dijon mustard to the broth. Whisk to melt the cheese and break up the cream cheese cubes. Whisk until the soup is completely smooth and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve as-is, or garnish with bacon and chive if desired.

NOTES: The beer broth will foam up quite a bit when boiling. Make sure to use a large pot, so it doesn’t boil over.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8-10 servings, Serving Size: 1/10th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 596 Calories
  • Total Fat: 14.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.3g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Sodium: 835mg
  • Carbohydrates: 39.2g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sugar: 1.1g
  • Protein: 20.1g
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45 comments on “Irish Beer Cheese Soup

  1. Emily @ Life on Foodposted March 2, 2016 at 5:59 am Reply

    This soup is one of my favorites. It is suppose to get cold all over again this week. Soup is definitely welcomed in our house. 

    Rating: 5
  2. Melanie @ Gather for Breadposted March 2, 2016 at 7:38 am Reply

    I’m so glad that these are paired together because I would never be able to choose between the two. Pretzel bread bowls are my fav!

  3. Nancy Longposted March 2, 2016 at 7:50 am Reply

    We had St Paddy dinner early this year because of friends leaving town, but think this soup along with some corned beef sandwiches will work for the actual day this year.

  4. Darren C Layposted March 2, 2016 at 7:55 am Reply

    Love the complexity of flavor in this soup which is so easy to make. Bread bowl is a necessity to pull off complete presentation that will WOW most anyone. Very tasty…

    Rating: 5
  5. Karen @ Seasonal Cravingsposted March 2, 2016 at 8:26 am Reply

    This looks so decadent and beautiful.  What a special treat for St. Paddy’s Day!

  6. Fork on the Roadposted March 2, 2016 at 9:05 am Reply

    It’s cold and stormy here, and this looks so hot and good.

    Now, to find a bread bowl….

    Thanks, Sommer.

  7. Mariaposted March 2, 2016 at 9:41 am Reply

    Bread is the perfect bowl for soup!

  8. naomiposted March 2, 2016 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Where is my spoon! This looks incredible!

  9. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted March 2, 2016 at 10:31 pm Reply

    These are like three of my favorite things in one bread bowl!! 

  10. KitchenNolaposted March 3, 2016 at 12:30 am Reply

    Cheese and Beer in a soup sounds amazing! I can’t wait to make it this weekend, its supposed to rain, and its sounds delightful for Saint Patrick’s Day! Looking forward to the bread howl recipe! Thanks…

  11. Gaby Dalkinposted March 3, 2016 at 11:29 pm Reply

    I’m not sure there’s anything more perfect to eat on St. Patricks Day than this soup! 

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  13. Sue @ Frugal Gifts 2 Giveposted June 28, 2016 at 7:26 am Reply

    This soup looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this for my family. Great pictures too!

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  16. Sarahposted November 28, 2016 at 12:49 pm Reply

    Making this tomorrow for a chilly Swiss night. As I live in a small town in Switzerland, beers can be hard to find. Would any Lager style work or doesn’t it need to be Irish?

    • Sommerposted December 6, 2016 at 8:50 am Reply

      Hi Sarah,

      Any lager would work. Just pick one you like to drink! :)

  17. Ellenposted December 22, 2016 at 10:43 am Reply

    What if our grocery store does not carry Irish cheese? What can I sub?

    • Sommerposted December 22, 2016 at 11:43 pm Reply

      Hi Ellen,

      If you can’t find Irish cheese, look for a sharp aged cheddar instead. Good luck!

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  25. Lenaposted October 1, 2017 at 6:49 pm Reply

    A favorite!

    Rating: 5
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  27. Lindaposted February 25, 2018 at 11:57 am Reply

    Easy to make. Thought bit bland at first. Added more Dijon and more beer. Tasted better

    Rating: 4
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  31. Sueposted March 10, 2018 at 6:52 pm Reply

    Any suggestions on altering the recipe to  convert this to a slow cooker for a pot luck luncheon?

    • Sommerposted March 13, 2018 at 8:27 am Reply

      Hi Sue,

      You could definitely make this in the slow cooker. Make sure to sauté the onions and garlic in a skillet first. :)

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  39. Luluposted March 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm Reply

    This is tasty!  I doubled the onion, used Marmite/water instead of lager, upped the Dijon to 2 tbsp and added a tsp of worcestershire sauce. Tastes like cheese on toast without the bread!

    Rating: 4
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