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Harvest Beer Cheese Soup
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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.

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