Beer Cheese Soup in a maroon colored ceramic bowl with handle

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Beer Cheese Soup

Creamy, savory, and full of cheesy flavor, this Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Beer Cheese Soup recipe is a fun and flavorful dish to serve during the fall season. It’s great for football-watching get-togethers, for a soup-and-salad lunch date with friends, or for a make-ahead lunch to take to work. It’s simple to make, with just a few ingredient tips to follow.

First, to make this dairy-free, I used Loca’s delicious potato-based queso. This dairy-free cheese sauce doesn’t contain soy or nuts like other dairy-free cheeses. Second, you have to make sure the beer you get is gluten-free (not gluten-removed). Gluten-free beer is made with gluten-free grains, where gluten-removed beer is made from gluten-containing grains and then gets an enzyme added to “remove” the gluten, but many people with celiac report symptoms from this type of beer, so it’s safest to go with gluten-free. Redbridge is an easy to find gluten-free beer. Glutenburg is also pretty easy to find. Be sure to select something mild, like a lager or pilsner style.

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Maroon colored bowl filled with Beer Cheese Soup and topped with a gluten-free pretzel

3.50 from 2 votes
Beer Cheese Soup in a maroon colored ceramic bowl with handle
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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Beer Cheese Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, German
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion , diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper , seeded, deveined, and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery , sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 (12 ounce) gluten-free beer
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 (12 ounce) jars Loca Foods Mild Queso
  • Gluten-free pretzels or pretzel bites for garnish , optional
  • 2 green onions , sliced, for garnish (optional)


  • Heat the oil in a Dutch over or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, jalapeño, and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, stirring. Add the beer and cook for another minute. Add the vegetable broth and queso, lower the heat, and simmer until heated through.
  • For a smooth soup, blend until smooth or leave with chucky vegetables. The soup will be creamier if you blend it.
  • Garnish as desired and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Beer Cheese Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 1149mg48%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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