This Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup with Grilled Beer Brats is a rich, warming, and very filling soup. It’s the perfect comfort food to make when the weather is chilly outside.
I’m part of a girls’ night group that gets together every month. We alternate hosting each month, and October was my month. I couldn’t decide on a menu to serve, but knew I wanted to have soup and a spooky theme. Originally, I was thinking about making my Spiced Apple and Carrot Butternut Squash Soup, but then I got a craving for some beer cheese soup. Beer cheese soup didn’t sound quite filling enough, so I added some grilled beer bratwursts to make it heartier. It turned out soooo delicious! I may have found a new favorite soup. I mean cheesy, rich soup and bratwursts together…. common!!!!
For this recipe, I used all Wisconsin brand cheeses, it really is THE best, but if you are not able to get cheese from Wisconsin, your soup should still turn out good!
To make the beer cheese soup fit my spooky theme, I intended to cut the bratwursts to look like jack o’lanterns in the beer cheese soup. I didn’t end up doing this for every bowl because I was running late. (I’m not surprised, my littlest one is 13 months and walking/climbing/getting into EVERYTHING these days making it extremely hard to get anything done!) To go with the soup I served fresh bread and spiked warm cider. We gathered outside around the fire and ended the night eating s’mores. It was such a fun night!
Part of what made this recipe so easy to make, was that I had grilled the brats ahead of time and only needed to add them to the soup. To grill the brats, preheat your kamado to 450F and grill over direct heat until fully cooked, about 20-25 minutes. I like to flip the brats about half-way through grilling.
Let bratwursts rest, and cut into little pieces. Make the beer cheese soup and fold bratwurst into soup. Serve immediately.