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    Minnesota Cheddar Ale Soup

    Minnesota Cheddar Ale Soup. Photo by Debbie R.

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    1 hr

    20 mins

    40 mins

    Cooks4_6's Note:

    When you grow up less than 30 minutes from Wisconsin, of course you are going to love a good beer & cheese soup!

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    1. 1
      In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add leeks, carrots, garlic, and bay leaf. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften (10-12 minutes). Reduce heat to low and sprinkle flour over vegetables, cook, stirring, 1-2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add milk, pale ale and cream, stirring to combine for 5-6 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in Worcestershire, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a simmer over low heat. Cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
    5. 5
      Add cheese one handful at a time, stirring until melted before adding additional cheese (do not boil).
    6. 6
      Discard bay leave.
    7. 7
      Spoon into bowls and garnish with crushed pretzels.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 14, 2013


      Excellent soup. It was a little bitter (either from my choice of ale or perhaps needing to reduce the paprika to 2 tsp). However, the texture was perfect. I didn't use the full amount of cheese because of the previous review and wish I had. I wonder if they're familiar with beer cheese soups. I will make this again and use the full amount. DH loved it; 5 stars for him.

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    • on June 06, 2007


      I really wish I could give this three and a half - it is very close to being a four-star recipe for us! The instructions were spot on; the consistency and flavour balance were excellent; the pretzels provided a clever contrast in texture. Our only criticism is that this is a very rich soup indeed - best served in smaller quantities than indicated. We think it would serve 8-10 as a starter, maybe with melba toast on the side to offset the richness and the large quantity of cheese. followed by a very light main course (salad, maybe). Good recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Minnesota Cheddar Ale Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (336 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 880.2
    Calories from Fat 582
    Total Fat 64.7 g
    Saturated Fat 40.1 g
    Cholesterol 212.6 mg
    Sodium 1528.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 5.1 g
    Protein 27.1 g

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