Irish Ale Potato Cheddar Soup

Use St Patrick’s Day as the best excuse to indulge in this comforting, hearty, Irish soup
Cheddar Soup

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This is a rich Irish soup, made with filling potatoes, a light ale, and plenty of sharp Cheddar cheese.

This recipe is courtesy of How Sweet Eats.

4
Servings
756
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/2 Pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 6 Cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 12 Ounces Irish ale
  • 8 Ounces sharp Irish Cheddar cheese, grated, plus more for serving
  • 3 Tablespoons cream, for garnish
  • Basil, for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish

Directions

Heat a large pot over medium heat, and add the olive oil and butter. Stir in the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are soft and just beginning to caramelize, about 10-15 minutes.

Add in the potatoes, stock, and ale. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Turn off the heat.

Blend the soup until smooth.

Return the soup to the heat, and slowly stir in the grated cheese, one handful at a time, until it has all melted. Taste and season as desired.

Serve the soup with a splash of cream, a few basil leaves, a sprinkling of cheese, and a pinch of red pepper flakes on top.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
56%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
17g
84%
Cholesterol
84mg
28%
Protein
30g
59%
Carbs
73g
24%
Vitamin A
201µg
22%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.8%
Vitamin B6
1mg
63%
Vitamin C
61mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
13µg
16%
Calcium
455mg
46%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
103µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
84µg
21%
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
109mg
27%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
46%
Phosphorus
567mg
81%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1752mg
50%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
40.4%
Sodium
1199mg
50%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.4%
Trans
0.9g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
23%

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