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Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 1 hr

10 servings

A Midwestern classic! This thick and cheesy soup gets a boost of flavor from your favorite beer and chunks of bacon as it stews in your slow cooker.


  • 4 slices raw bacon, cut into strips
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 bottle lager beer
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 ounces Crystal Farms American Cheese Slices
  • 2 cups Crystal Farms Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Recommended Crystal Farms Product Substitution: Crystal Farms Reduced Fat Medium Cheddar Cheese

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon in a sauté pan over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and reserve on a clean paper towel.

  2. Add bacon fat, onion, celery, carrot, flour, chicken broth and beer to the slow cooker and cook on high heat for 6-8 hours.

  3. Add the cream, American Cheese, shredded Cheddar cheese and bacon, and mix until the cheeses are melted.