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Instant Pot Beer Cheese Soup

Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Creamy delicious Beer Cheese Soup is the perfect beginning to a great night. Bake up some pretzels, toss in a bread bowl, or crisp up some french fries for dipping! We love this fun pub soup!

 4 tsp Unsalted Butter
 1 cup Carrots - diced
 1 cup Onion - diced
 34 Cloves of Garlic - minced
 ¼ tsp Cayenne
 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 1 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
 ½ cup All-Purpose Flour
 4 cups Veggie Broth or Veggie Chicken Broth
 12 oz Belgian Beer
 2 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Ground Pepper
 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese - shredded
 1 cup Smoked Gouda - shredded
 1 cup Heavy Cream

Press the Saute button on your Instant Pot and add in the butter, carrots, and onions. Stirring often until the onions start to turn golden brown and become fragrant. This takes about 4-5 minutes, then add in the garlic, mustard, cayenne, and paprika and stir well for 30 seconds.

Add the flour and stir well to coat the vegetables.


Slowly stir in the vegetable broth and scrape the bottom of the pot to pull up the delicious crisping on the bottom. Then add in the beer and Worchestershire sauce and stir together.

Beer Note: You can use whatever beer you have, but we love a good Belgian beer that has a good flavor. That's what you are going to taste in the soup. The beer does not burn off in this recipe, so make sure you like the flavor before adding it!


Press Cancel and put the lid on tight. Set the steam valve to Sealing and press the Manual button.
Set the time for 10 minutes, then let it Natural Pressure Release for 10-15 minutes.

You don't want to release the pressure, because this will shoot out a starchy spray that is just not pleasant and doesn't give you a nice facial. Just take a few minutes to let this release on it's own and save yourself some cleanup.


Once your valve has released, open the lid and with an immersion blender, carefully blend all of the broth ingredients together. It's going to be HOT so be careful not to splash.
Then add in your cheese and cream, and blend again until smooth. Add the salt and pepper to taste.

We suggest adding a bit of paprika to your bowl. But that's up to you.