Ultimate Potato Cheese Soup

Hearty beer and rich cheeses give this potato soup decadent flavor.

Blending only half of the soup smooth gives it a great texture. If you’d like to make this soup vegetarian, simply skip the ham and use vegetable stock instead of chicken—it’ll still be rich and delicious! EQUIPMENT NOTE: You will need a blender.

Serves: 8 Save

Ingredients (10)

  • 1 cup chopped or grated carrot
  • 1 cup chopped or grated white onion
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 3 ounce chopped lean ham
  • 8 cup chopped potatoes
  • 3 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup beer
  • 3 ounce grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 ounce grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat milk


  1. In large pot, heat butter over medium until bubbly. Add carrot, onion and ham. Sauté 5-10 minutes. Add potatoes and chicken stock, stir to combine. Simmer for 20 minutes, covered.
  2. Put about half the soup in a blender and process until smooth. Add back to pot. Add beer, cheese and milk. Stir to combine. Enjoy!