You are here: Home » Recipes » Ultimate Potato Beer Cheese Soup Ultimate Potato Beer Cheese Soup Recipe by Relish Yield 8-10 servings Hearty beer and rich cheeses give this potato soup decadent flavor. PrintEmail Blending only half of the soup smooth gives it a great texture. If you’d like to make this soup vegetarian, simply skip the ham and use vegetable stock instead of chicken – it’ll still be rich and delicious! EQUIPMENT NOTE: You will need a blender. Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter1 cup chopped or grated carrot1 cup chopped or grated white onion3 ounces chopped lean ham8 cups chopped potatoes3 cups chicken stock 1 cup beer3 ounces grated cheddar cheese3 ounces grated gruyere cheese1/2 cup reduced fat milk Instructions In large pot, heat butter over medium until bubbly. Add carrot, onion and ham. Saute 5-10 minutes. Add potatoes and chicken stock, stir to combine. Simmer for 20 minutes, covered. Put about half the soup in a blender and process until smooth. Add back to pot. Add beer, cheese and milk. Stir to combine. Enjoy!