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Three white farmhouse bowls of cheddar cheese soup with a pretzel on a concrete board

Easy One Pot Irish Cheddar Cheese Soup

Creamy, delicious, and addictively good! This cheddar cheese soup is a terrific one pot meal!
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Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Author: Traci
  • 1 pound applewood smoked bacon chopped
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups [chicken stock]
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 pound Irish Cheddar grated
  • ¾ cup Irish Red Ale room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons tabasco
  • 2 Tablespoons worcestershire
  • Cook bacon over medium heat in a medium sized pot until crisp.
  • Stir in onions and celery.
  • Cook until all vegetables have softened and onions are translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Mix in flour.
  • Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in broth.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Add milk.
  • Cook, without boiling, another 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir in cheese and continue stirring until it melts
  • Add beer.
  • Stir in tabasco and worcestershire.
  • Serve.


  • Make sure to chop, grate, and measure everything out before you start cooking this recipe.
  • We used Smithwick's Irish Ale and Kerrygold Dubliner White Cheddar for this recipe. You don't have to use these exact ingredients but they are absolutely delicious in this soup!
  • Don't boil this soup. A low simmer is all you need. Keep an eye on it as you cook!


Serving: 1cupCalories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 28gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 1137mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.