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Wisconsin Beer & Cheese Soup


Here it is…as promised in an earlier post. This recipe is one of our fave soup recipes from the Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Best Loved Recipes book. Now that the weather is starting to get cooler we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our crockpot to come out of summer hibernation so that we can use it again. And yes, we know that it can be used year round, but there’s just something so enticing about taking it out once it gets cooler. It makes everything feel warmer, and smell yummier too! We made this recipe for our “W” party and there definitely wasn’t enough. Brendan didn’t even get to try any that evening. We made more the next night for dinner…it was that yummy 🙂

Wisconsin Beer & Cheese Soup
(makes about 4 servings)

2 to 3 slices rye bread
1 can 14.5 oz chicken broth
1 cup beer
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
3/4 tsp dried thyme
6 oz shredded American cheese
4 to 6 oz shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp paprika

For Croutons:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Slice bread into 1/2 inch cubes and place on a baking sheet. Bake 10-12 min until crisp, stirring once. Set aside.

For Soup:
Combine broth, beer, onion, garlic & thyme in crockpot. Cover and cook on low 4 hours.

Turn crockpot to high. Stir in cheeses, milk, and paprika. Cover and cook 45 min to 1 hour, or until soup is hot and cheese is melted. Stir well to blend cheeses. Ladle into bowls and top with the croutons. ENJOY!