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Cheddar Apple Ale Soup

This soup is the perfect comfort food for a chilly day and it’s a really fun way to experiment with a good bottle of gluten-free ale.

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Cheddar Apple Ale Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 600kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 4 thick-cut bacon slices cut into 3-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 medium green apple such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and diced
  • 1 medium celery stalk diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 12 ounces gluten-free pale ale beer
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ pound smoked gouda shredded
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives for garnish


  • Heat a 4½-quart Dutch oven or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the fat in the pot. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter. Add the onion, apple, carrot, and celery. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the dry mustard, paprika, and gluten-free flour. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. Add the gluten-free ale and cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, milk, and broth. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer for 2 more minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for another 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and puree the soup with an immersion blender until smooth.
  • Set the pot over medium-low heat and add the cheese by the handful, stirring constantly. Do not allow the soup to boil. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls. Top each bowl of soup with reserved bacon pieces and chives for garnish. Enjoy with slices of your favorite gluten-free baguette.


Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Apple Ale Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 25g125%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 1087mg45%
Potassium 449mg13%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2940IU59%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 798mg80%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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