Creamy Cheddar Cheese Soup

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces apple smoked bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 12 ounces of beer, pale ale
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 8 ounces Maytag White Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garnish:
  • Chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup small diced toasted croutons
Directions
  • Brown the bacon in the soup pot. Remove excess grease. Add the butter, onions, and celery to the pot with the bacon and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Dust the flour over the vegetables and bacon, cook, stirring for 3 minutes. Stir in the beer, and then the stock.

  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the cheese and season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and serve with chopped parsley and croutons.


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