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Harvest Beer Cheese Soup

Harvest Beer Cheese Soup

Apples, chicken and wild rice reinvent this game day favorite.

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25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

2 medium (2 cups) Gala apples,  unpeeled, chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

2 cups cubed cooked chicken

1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice

1 (12-ounce) bottle beer or low sodium chicken broth

20 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Sharp Cheddar American Blend


Cooked crumbled bacon, if desired


 *Substitute any sweet apple.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add apple and onion. Cook over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes or until onion begins to soften.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir in flour and red pepper; continue cooking 1 minute. Add chicken broth and half & half. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a full boil.

  3. STEP 3

    Add chicken, rice and beer; continue cooking until heated through. Add cheese; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until melted.

  4. STEP 4

    Top each serving with crumbled bacon, if desired.

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Tip #1

Cooked wild rice can be purchased in cans, pouches or in the freezer case.

Nutrition (1 serving)

450 Calories
28 Fat (g)
115 Cholesterol (mg)
930 Sodium (mg)
20 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
26 Protein (g)
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