Recipe Box, Short Cut, Slow Cook Sausage & Beer Cheese Soup

This soup gets a triple star rating

Not only is it delicious ⭐️

It’s made with 2 short cuts

which makes it lightning fast to throw to together ⭐️⭐️


You can make it 3 different ways!

 Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stove top ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cream of Chicken Soup, chicken broth, and beer are the base

Chopped veggies, cheese and sausage are the added ingredients

I used Jimmy Dean fully cooked sausage crumbles as another short cut

You can use any cooked breakfast sausage,

Italian sausage or chopped smoked sausage you like

I opted to use the slow cook function on my Instant Pot,

First saute the vegetables on the saute function

Then add the soup, broth, beer and sausage


Cover, set to slow cook and go do something fun for 3 1/2 hours

Add the cheese, and let cook covered, for 30 more minutes

Taste and season if desired


the soup and the cheese is salty so you might only want a dash of pepper

Serve it up and enjoy!

This recipe was adapted from A Fun and Frugal Life


Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 cans 10 3/4 oz. Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup regular beer
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1-2 cups fully cooked sausage crumbles*
  • 2-3 cups assorted chopped vegetables onion, celery, red pepper, carrot
  • 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 oz. extra sharp Cheddar cheese grated
  • parsley and grated cheese for garnish optional


Instant Pot method

  • Turn Instant Pot to saute. When pot is ready add olive oil and saute vegetables 2-3 minutes until soft.
  • Add chicken soup, broth, beer and sausage to Instant Pot, cover and turn to Slow Cook. Set timer for 3 1/2 hours. Add cheese, cover and set timer for 30 minutes on Slow Cook function. Season to taste. Stir and serve with additional cheese and parsley for garnish.

Slow Cooker method

  • Saute vegetables in a skillet over medium heat with olive oil, about 5 minutes. Transfer to sprayed slow cooker, and add soup, broth, beer and sausage. Cover and cook on low for 3 1/2 hours. Add cheese, cover and let cook 30 more minutes. Stir, season to taste and serve.

Stove Top method

  • Saute vegetables in olive oil in a large deep sauce pan over medium heat, 5-6 minutes. Add soup, broth, beer, and sausage. Cover and set burner to low. Let simmer for at least 30 minutes. Add cheese, cover and cook 15-20 minutes more or until cheese has melted and soup thickens. Stir, season to taste, and serve. Garnish with additional cheese and parsley.


*I used Jimmy Dean fully cooked sausage crumbles
Keyword beer cheese soup, comfort food, easy soup, instant pot, Italian sausage, slow cooker, soup, stove top

Simple, Shortcuts, Scrumptious


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20 Responses to “Recipe Box, Short Cut, Slow Cook Sausage & Beer Cheese Soup”
  1. Jenna, the soup looks perfect for a rainy day. I have been on a soup kick for over a week, love it for dinner. Hopefully, you can stay in on this messy day!

  2. I love soups all year round. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. This looks really good! I’m thinking of having a soup party and I may have to audition this one!

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this soup looks delicious! I adore soup, and make it at least once a week during the fall and winter. In fact, I’m making white chicken chili today. We are super excited…we are getting a big snow today. We haven’t seen snow in so long, and we are getting six inches today! Thanks for the recipe. I know my family will love it!

  5. Kitty says:

    The soup sounds fabulous, Jenna!

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    This sounds very good and thanks for reminding me that the can of chicken soup and the cheese can make it a bit salty so I will have to get the low sodium version in both the soup and the broth. We really try to watch the sodium so thanks again for the reminder. 😄

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    This recipe sounds so good Jenna. Would be so good on this rainy night too. Love the presentation with your pretty white dishes…….

  8. Another dish that is tempting me to get an Instant Pot – but since I do have a slow cooker, nothing holding me back here. I like the flavor combinations. Jimmy Dean sausage is wonderful, too! Certainly this recipe is a keeper!

  9. Mary says:

    Sounds yummy Jenna! All of the sudden it’s soup weather again!

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