Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup

This Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup is such a rich, delicious comfort food! Ready in less than an hour, perfect for lunch or dinner and great for cold days! 

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It's January and soup season is in full effect here in Minnesota! I just made a batch of Zuppa Toscana today and it hit the spot.

Who else is a fan of cheesy soups or chowders? I've always loved cheesy soups especially when they have broccoli in them.

Today's Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup has a blend of cheddar and cream cheese along with some of my favorite veggies. It's hearty, rich and so perfect on a cold winter day.

This soup is ready in less than an hour making it perfect for a busy weeknight or for a quick lunch on the weekend.

The leftovers are just as good, if not better and great re-heated. I don't recommend freezing this soup. Usually when the dairy thaws and gets re-heated it separates and has a grainy texture.

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  • butter
  • celery
  • carrots
  • onion
  • fresh broccoli florets
  • chicken broth
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • all purpose flour
  • water
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • cream cheese
  • beer

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • I didn't add any extra salt to our batch because it was salty enough for us, but you can add salt to taste if needed.

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More cheesy soup recipes you might like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use non alcoholic beer instead of regular
  • use extra chicken broth instead of beer
  • use fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder
  • add some crushed red pepper
  • add diced rotisserie chicken
  • add half cauliflower and half broccoli
  • use vegetable broth instead of chicken

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Yield 8 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
15 Min
Cook time
45 Min
Total time
1 Hour

Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 5 ribs celery, diced
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 5 cups roughly chopped fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 - 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 - 12 ounce bottle beer or non-alcoholic beer


  1. In a medium stock pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium high heat.
  2. Add the celery, carrots, and onion, cooking for approximately 7 to 9 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Add the broccoli, chicken broth, black pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Stir together the flour and water. Add to the soup and stir until combined.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium low. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cheeses to the soup and stir until the cheese is melted and completely blended. Pour the beer into the soup and stir to combine. Simmer, but do not boil, for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Serve the soup with additional shredded cheese, bacon, sour cream, pretzels, or your choice of toppings.


I recommend using freshly shredded cheese whenever possible for better melt and taste.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

I didn't add any extra salt to our batch because it was salty enough for us, but you can add salt to taste if needed.

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