Irish Pub Soup (From 365 Easy One Dish Meals)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a great fall recipe that is from my favorite cookbook!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 6 quart saucepan, brown bacon over medium heat until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and discard all but 2 T of the fat.
  2. In same pan, combine carrots, celery tops, leeks, potatoes, broth and water. Cover and heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cood 35-40 minutes until all vegetables are soft.
  3. Reduce heat to low, using an electric immersion blender or hand mixer (on medium speed) beat together all ingredients until smooth, about 5 minutes. Discard any debris that collects on beaters.
  4. Stir in ale, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes. Just before serving stir in cheese and parsley.
Most Helpful

What a nice change of pace from the soups I've been making all winter long. It turn out a little different than I expected, and sort of reminded me or Welsh rarebit. The flavor of the ale really carries through, which I like. I was surprised that the cheese did not seem to make a dent in the flavor, so I added 2 more cups! I thought that gave it the right balance. Using the immersion blender really brought everything together nicely. Thanks for sharing!

JackieOhNo! March 19, 2014