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Harvest Beer Cheese Soup

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Land O' Lakes
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Apples, chicken, wild rice and your favorite beer.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
25 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
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25 min
Recipe Servings


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® Deli Sharp American


Cooked crumbled bacon, if desired 

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. 

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. 

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

Top each serving with crumbled bacon, if desired.


Recipe Substitute 

*Substitute any sweet apple.


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