Slow Cooker Cheesy Beer and Potato Soup

This creamy and flavorful slow cooker soup is loaded with tender potato chunks, cheese and flavored with beer to create the perfect cold weather soup. A perfect addition to your Oktoberfest plans or for dinner any night of the week!

Slow cooker cheesy beer and potato soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

The cool weather has settled in again. And by cool, I really mean it. A chilly 50 at the bus stop this morning. Brr! But hey, it means getting to wear cozy clothes again, enjoy hot drinks, fires and of course… soup! More on that in a few.

I made my first apple crisp of the season this weekend, for a little get together. It was gone by bedtime. So. Good. I can’t ever get enough and wished there were still leftovers today! That means more apple crisps and pies in my not so distant future. Perhaps the perfect way to ring in Fall, later this week! Sounds like a plan.

Slow cooker cheesy beer and potato soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Let me preface the rest of this post by saying…

I’ve never been a beer drinker and I’m still not. I am and will always be a fruity drinker. But, I love cooking with beer. It adds so much flavor and can really change a recipe in so many great ways! From cupcakes, to pizza and so much more, it definitely has a place in my kitchen!

Oktoberfest kicked off this past weekend. So, today seemed like the perfect time to share this easy slow cooker dinner recipe.

Beer, potatoes and cheese make this the perfect Oktoberfest soup.

Slow cooker cheesy beer and potato soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’ve been craving my favorite loaded potato soup, so I tweaked that to create this ridiculously flavorful soup. A fun twist on a classic!

This creamy slow cooker soup is packed with tender chunks of potatoes, cheddar cheese and flavored with beer to create the perfect cold weather dinner! A must make for any night of the week, or to celebrate Oktoberfest! Top it off with your choice of bacon or pretzels!

Be sure to add this comforting soup to your dinner plans! You’re sure to love it!

Slow cooker cheesy beer and potato soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Slow Cooker Cheesy Beer and Potato Soup

This creamy and flavorful soup is loaded with tender potato chunks, cheese and flavored with beer to create the perfect cold weather soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow cooker
Servings: 4 plus

Ingredients

  • 7 C potatoes chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 C chicken broth
  • 12 oz beer
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 8 oz mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • Pretzels bacon crumbles and chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Peel and chop potatoes into 1-inch pieces. 
  • Add prepared vegetables, chicken broth, beer, salt and pepper to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. 
  • Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. 
  • When initial cook time is up, add a third of the potatoes to a blender with heavy cream. Process until smooth. Return mixture to slow cooker with shredded cheese. Cook for an additional 30 minutes or until cheese is fully melted. 
  • Serve with preztels, bacon crumbles and chives.

Notes

Recipe serves roughly 4-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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