Potato, Pale Ale Beer Cheese Soup with Bacon

Potato, Pale Ale Beer Cheese Soup with Bacon

Potato, Pale Ale Beer Cheese Soup with Bacon

November 30, 2014 -

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Beer cheese soup is amplified to all new heights! With potato and pale ale, this soup has a spicy kick and a whole lot of cheesy flavor!

I know what you are thinking. It’s about dang time I shared a beer cheese soup recipe. What? Has it been over 2 years that this blog has been live, and I still have yet to post a beer cheese soup recipe? I know, I know. I should be ashamed of myself. I love, love, love beer cheese soup, and I have totally put my own spin on it today. With mashed potatoes, heavy cream and a ton of beer goodness, this soup is oh so heavenly. White cheddar cheese is mixed in at the end. Top it with bacon and settle into a cozy chair by the fire. You will literally be able to feel your little toes warming up from the cold with each and every bite.

Ingredients

  • 6 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or stock
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups pale ale beer (use a pilsner for a less bitter taste)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp white cheddar cheese, grated (plus extra for garnish)
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 1 cup micro greens
Read the whole recipe on Cooking and Beer