Beer Cheese Potato Soup

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In the fall and winter we love to make soup. When I was growing up my Mom would always make me soup when I was down with a cold. Potato soup was always my favorite, along with a buttered bagel to dip into it. Now that I have grown up a like to make my “grown up” version: Beer Cheese Potato Soup.

Beer Cheese and Potato Soup, perfect for cold winter nights or watching football!

We have to be very careful about not getting the flu in our house. My husband had a kidney transplant and, due to his meds, he has a low immune system. We always get flu shots and I head to Target to stock up on stuff to help at the beginning of winter. Here are my go to items:

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  • Kleenex brand tissues (we seriously have a box in every room)
  • Kleenex hand towels – we use these in our bathroom to keep from transferring germs after we wash our hands. 
  • Kleenex Pocket Tissues  – to keep in my purse, car and the kids backpacks
  • Target Up disinfectant spray – to spray all the door knobs, toilet handles and any other places we all touch once a month
  • Gatorade – if we do get sick it keeps us hydrated
  • Hot Tea – just feels good in the winter and the heat helps unclog your sinuses

 While I was there I also picked up the ingredients to make my beer cheese potato soup. This soup freezes well so when you have a cold you don’t have to make any just thaw it and eat it!

Beer Cheese Potato Soup, it's my comfort food for cold and flu season #soup #pmedia #KeenexTarget

 When you go to get stocked up on your favorite cough, cold and flu items at Target you can  grab the $1 off Kleenex 4 packs or larger coupon just like I did. Be careful there is only a 2 click per IP address limit so you will want to make sure you can print it when you open it! 

Fight Flu and cold season with this $1 off coupon from Target for Kleenex Tissues


Beer Cheese Potato Soup
Total comfort in a bowl, Beer Cheese Potato Soup it's the best of both soups in one bowl
Author: Kelley Wilson
Ingredient List
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 6-8 Russet Potatos peeled and cut into 1" cubes
  • 3/4 cup of diced carrots
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 64 oz chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 of a dark hoppy beer
  • Hot Sauce to your taste
  1. In a dutch oven, cook your bacon till crispy and set aside.
  2. Using the left over grease from the bacon saute the onion, carrot's and celery till soft but not browned.
  3. Add the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Pour in you chicken stock.
  5. Add the potatoes, thyme salt and pepper
  6. Bring to a boil then simmer until potatoes are fork tender.
  7. You can either use and immersion blender in your pot or remove 1/2 of the mixture to a blender to puree. If you like to leave chunks of potatoes the blender works great, if you like your soup smooth then the immersion blender works well.
  8. Pour the pureed soup from the blender back into the pot and mix well.
  9. Add Your cheese and stir.
  10. Add beer and let simmer for 10 minutes
  11. Add hot sauce to taste.
  12. Put in bowls and top with bacon bits and extra cheese if you wish

30 Responses

  1. shai bergmann says:
    Heading to the store for soup ingredients and the docs right now!
  2. Miss Mary says:
    Oh my...I am going shopping tomorrow for these ingredients! It is freezing even down here in Atlanta, so this will awesome.
  3. This looks delicious! I'm all about comfort food when it gets cold and sickness is all around us. I make sure to stock up on Kleenex in the winter, too. Lots of little noses in my house. :)
  4. Kleenex is our go-to brand for the sniffles - especially this time of year! Your recipe looks so delish! THanks for sharing!
    1. msinfoblog says:
      Thanks for pinning Randi!
  5. GOOD gosh josh! I need, I want.. yes yes yes!!
    1. msinfoblog says:
      Ha Jen I hope you enjoy it!
    1. msinfoblog says:
      Thanks Malia and thank you for pinning!
  6. That soup sounds great, but since it's 27 degrees right now (not that normal for Portland this time of year), it sounds exponentially tasty at this very moment :)
    1. msinfoblog says:
      Oh my gosh Sarah that is so cold and yes this would warm you right up!
    1. msinfoblog says:
      Thanks Pauline, I hope you enjoy!
    1. msinfoblog says:
      HA thanks for pinning!
  7. Beverly {Flamingo toes} says:
    That soup sounds so yummy!! We end up having soup at least once a week this time of year - we'll have to give it a try!
    1. msinfoblog says:
      I know I love soup so much in the winter, hope you enjoy it!
    1. msinfoblog says:
      Thanks Kerri, glad you like the new look! Love you!
    1. msinfoblog says:
      Thanks Meredith, it is and we go through Kleenex like it\'s water over here
  9. I love potato soup. This version with beer and cheese sounds amazing!
  10. My husband would fall in love with me all over again if I made him this soup. It sounds amazing! As far as Kleenex, my boys always love when I have them around for cold, flu and allergy season. Otherwise, I just have them use napkins or TP but the real thing can't be beat!
    1. msinfoblog says:
      LOL I know sometimes it\'s all about what you can grab at the time! Hope you enjoy the soup!

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