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Green Beer Cheese Soup with Pesto Croutons

Preparation time: 1 Hour


Cups broccoli florets chopped

Tablespoons unsalted butter

½ Large sweet onion finely diced

2 Carrots peeled and diced

¼ Cup sweet peppers diced

Ribs celery chopped

Garlic cloves minced

Cups 254 brewery Golden Rump Ale

Tablespoons cornstarch

Ounces  Sirimon mature cheddar grated

Ounces Sirimon gouda grated

1 ½  Cups vegetable broth

1/3 Cup heavy cream

Salt and pepper to taste

For the Croutons:

1 French baguette cut into cubes

Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons Jars of Goodness Genovese Pesto



  1. In a large pot of lightly salted water, cook the broccoli until very soft, drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt 4 tbsp butter. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and cook until the carrots are very soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for about 30 seconds, remove from heat.
  3. In a large food processor or blender, add 1 cup beer, cornstarch, both kinds of cheese and as well as the carrot and celery mixture, process until very smooth, about 5 to 8 minutes. Return mixture to the pot along with the remaining beer.
  4. In the same food processor (no need to clean between jobs) add the broccoli and the broth, process until very smooth. Add pureed broccoli, as well as the cream, to the soup.
  5. Bring the soup to a low simmer, stirring occasionally until warmed and slightly thickened. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tbs butter. Add the bread cubes and toss until browned. Remove from heat and immediately add in the pesto, toss to coat.
  7. Serve the soup topped with croutons.
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