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Name: White Cheddar Beer Cheese Soup
Key Ingredient: white cheddar cheese
Preparation: heat
Cuisine: American
Source: Pillsbury Soups & Breads #48
Food Group: dairy
Meals: lunch, dinner
Courses: soup
Temperature: hot
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :15
Elapsed Time: :30
Servings: 7

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
3 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups half-and-half
1 cup beer
16 ounces (4 cups) shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
Buttered croutons, unsalted popcorn or chopped fresh parsley, if desired

In large saucepan, melt margarine; stir in flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Add garlic, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard and pepper; blend well. Gradually stir in chicken broth, half-and-half and beer; cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add cheese; stir until melted. Heat gently, stirring frequently; do not boil. Garnish each serving with croutons, popcorn or parsley.

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