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Slow Cooker Cheddar Ale and Bratwurst Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Slow cooker, Soup
Servings: 4


  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 C potatoes optional
  • 1/2 C carrot shredded
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 10 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 16-19 oz Bratwurst
  • 12 oz ale
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1/2 C all purpose flour


  • To your slow cooker add chopped onion, minced garlic, carrots and optional potatoes. If using potatoes, peel and slice into 1 inch cubes. Sprinkle with seasonings and shredded cheese. Pour in chicken broth and beer. Cover and begin cooking for 4 hours on high, or 8 on low.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium high heat melt butter. Add whole bratwurst, searing on each side. Remove, slicing into 1/2 inch pieces. Return to skillet to sear on each side. Remove and slice each piece in half. Carefully add to slow cooker. Cover and continue cooking.
  • In your last 30 minutes of cooking, remove 1/2 cup liquid to a large bowl. To it add flour and heavy cream. Stir well. Return to slow cooker giving a good stir and replacing cover to finish cooking.
  • Serve hot.
  • May be stored chilled for up to several days.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel