Recipe Box, Pot o’ Gold Soup with Lucky Croutons

You don’t need a rainbow to find this Pot o’ Gold Soup, the rainbow is already in it!

beer cheese soup with brussel sprouts and bacon

It’s full of a rainbow of vegetables ๐ŸŒˆ

rainbow veggies

and golden cheese


This “pot o’ gold” is simple to put together

soup ingredients

Since it’s full of colorful vegetables, that cancels out the cheese and cream ๐Ÿ˜Š


Saute the vegetables and then add the liquids and everything but the cheese


Cook this for a few minutes, then add the cheese


Cover and let the soup simmer on low to melt the cheese, 15-20 minutes

pot o' gold soup

Don’t forget the “Lucky Croutons!”

Pot o’ Gold Soup with Lucky Croutons

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Croutons 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 large sweet onion chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/2 each red, yellow and green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 1 12 oz bottle beer or ale
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups 8oz, grated smoked Gouda or Cheddar cheese

Lucky Croutons

  • 10 Brussels sprouts
  • 6-7 strips maple bacon


  • Cook onion, celery and peppers in butter for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add garlic and cook one minute.
  • Add flour and cook and stir one minute. Add broth, beer, mustard, Worcestershire and cream. Stir and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add cheese, lower heat and cover. Let soup simmer 10-20 minutes to let cheese melt into the liquid. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired. 4 servings

Lucky Croutons

  • Cut off stem ends of brussels sprouts and halve.
  • Wrap each half in 1/3 strip of bacon stretching to fit and place seam side down on a foil lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes. Increase oven to 425 for a few minutes at the end if necessary to get the bacon cooked, watching carefully. Skewer sprouts on mini picks to serve with soup. Makes 20 โ€œcroutonsโ€


You can tuck in some plain sprout halves in between the bacon ones, they will cook perfectly in the rendered bacon fat of the wrapped sprouts.

Start these before you make the soup and everything will be done about the same time

bacon wrapped brussel sprouts

It’s magic!

brussel sprout "croutons"

These are irresistible, promise…

lucky croutons

Wonderful with a bowl of cheesy soup!

Beer cheese soup with bacon wrapped brussels sprouts

I hope you find [or make] a pot o’ gold!

beer cheese soup with lucky croutons

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22 Responses to “Recipe Box, Pot o’ Gold Soup with Lucky Croutons”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, What a delicious pot of gold and I’ll be sure to take some lucky croutons too! So good to know the rainbow of veggies cancels out the cheese & cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lynn says:

    Sounds great, I wish I had this for lunch today! Especially since the milk I added to my soup this morning curdled… Not a happy camper! Enjoy your lunch Jenna, sounds like pizza for me today:@)

  3. Emily says:

    Your soup looks and sounds delis. Love soup here and always looking for good recipes and this one fits the bill! Love the little houses. When I visit you I always leave hungry, wonder why! Your blog looks fabulous……….

  4. Kitty says:

    Oh Jenna, your pot o’ gold rainbow soup looks simply scrumptious, and those “croutons” look amazing!!! I love your creativity in the kitchen. You’re always an inspiration! Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you!

  5. Love your raindbow in your soup and the croutons are adorable! Perfect way to celebrate.

    Thanks for the visit.

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  6. I love that the veggies cancel out the cheese and cream!….Love soups recipes such as this one as it seems quick and easy and delicious!…We love brussels sprouts and bacon…so what a great lucky combination!….Definitely a pot of gold winner!

  7. Zenda says:

    This looks and sounds delicious, especially those “croutons!” How creative! Brussels Sprouts????! I must try these!!

  8. That soup looks delicious, and the lucky croutons look like something that I could make a meal out of by themselves. I love Brussels sprouts anyway. I’m trying both of these things. Yummy!

  9. That looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Life With Lorelai

  10. Yum, this is a delicious looking soup. Lovely and comforting. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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