Cheesy Onion Beer Bread

Cheese and Onion Beer Bread: homemade and easy to make!

Beer bread is one of those items I used to purchase from Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef. We ate it often too! Then I googled the recipe years ago, and realized how easy it is to make at home (FOR MUCH CHEAPER)!

This time though we kicked it up a notch with some cheddar cheese and green onion. Oh my. I’m envisioning other great flavors as well. (such as: remove onion and replace with 2 seeded and diced jalapenos, serve with chili)

Not a fan of beer? Don’t keep it in the house? That’s okay. I have made it with 7up as well, it just ends up a little bit denser (I think it might have something to do with lack of yeast????).

Cheesy Onion Beer Bread


  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 12 oz beer
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. In large mixing bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cheese and green onions. Using as few strokes as possible, mix in the beer until moistened.
  2. Pour thick batter into a greased loaf pan. Drizzle melted butter over the top.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 50 minutes. Remove and cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Enjoy!

43 Responses to “Cheesy Onion Beer Bread”

  1. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    No way!!! I always buy this from Tastefully Simple too…I never thought to google it for a homemade version:-) Yours looks so yummy and crusty!!! My husband would love this!!!!

  2. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    We’ve fallen in love with beer bread, so simple and fast!

  3. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    ha! My friend ordered this from Tastefully Simple a few months ago, but this is awesome that you can make it homemade!! Love it :) thanks Aimee!!

  4. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Mmm, I love beer bread. Just can’t bring myself to buy beer for it (too expensive!). Your cheese and onion version is awfully tempting though.

  5. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    This would be perfect along side a good thick chili!

  6. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Awesome recipe..A must try one


  7. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Delicious looking loaf!
    I bake Challahs (Jewish bread) each week, but never tried beer-bread.

  8. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I love any kind of cheese bread. This sounds wonderful.

  9. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I go to a pot luck and they never have any butter. I brought butter once for bread but it disappeared. This is a perfect bread for that pot luck because it looks very moist-so no butter needed. Beer bread does sound so much more tastier with cheese and onions in it-yum. Have a great afternoon.

  10. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    WOW, that sounds delicious! I’m German and love my beer breads, and cheese on onion sound like utter bliss :) Looks wonderful!

  11. posted Jan 17, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Wow, SO easy! This is awesome! I love the cheese and onion in here too…but like you said, the possibilities would be endless here. Yummers!

  12. posted Jan 18, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I am a faithful TS beer bread lover! I have to say though, I have never made a variation with cheese or anything else. Did you know you can add mountain dew and cinnamon chips to make a sweet bread with it? Have you ever tried that with the homemade version?

  13. posted Jan 18, 2012 at 1:20 am

    YUM! This looks like something I could just sit and eat half of in one sitting!

  14. posted Jan 18, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Looks so good…can’t wait to try this recipe..pinning it!

  15. posted Jan 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Sounds delish! I printed out the recipe for the bread and I am going to try to cook it on my Big Green Egg.

  16. posted Jan 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    bread. check. cheese. check. beer. check.

    DONE DONE AND DONE! making thisss!

  17. posted Jan 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Making this!!! Do you think Corona will wokr? Thats all I have at home. He he so excited! This looks wonderful!!!

  18. posted Jan 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    We love love beer bread. We have a great recipe on our site for it too. Your additions look fantastic. I am trying your version tonight.

  19. posted Jan 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party!

    Heather aka Made Famous By

  20. posted Jan 19, 2012 at 3:30 am

    What a fun and delicious bread!

  21. posted Jan 22, 2012 at 3:36 am

    yum! looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
    Chef in Training

  22. posted Jan 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This looks delicious and simple to make. Two important factors in my book! :) I pinned this on my recipes to try board.

  23. posted Feb 4, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Does it matter what kind of beer you use? I have stone IPA at the house right now.. Not sure if that has too strong of a taste. What do you think?

  24. posted Feb 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    As for the kind of beer to use, I usually use an amber or light variety. I haven’t used anything dark, but you could certainly try.

  25. Anonymous
    posted Feb 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Made it last night and it tasted great! I used 1 cup rye flour and 2 cups all purpose flour. Thanks for the great recipe!

  26. posted Mar 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I am having a beer & chili tasting party in a couple of weeks! This is perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

  27. posted Jul 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Yummy! And really simple to make, a fun idea which I’m going to try and make next weekend for a little get together.

  28. Saeta
    posted Dec 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I tried this today without the onions and it was delicious! I was a faithful TS Beer Bread buyer but this was so simple, cheap and easy. I will never have to wait again. Thank you very much.

    • posted Dec 31, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Don’t tell the Tastefully Simple consultants!! Actually one of my good friends is a TS seller and she knows already! Glad you enjoyed the bread.

  29. posted May 14, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Normally I do not learn article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so!

  30. posted Jun 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Интересная мысль, надо попробовать…

  31. Louisa
    posted Nov 16, 2013 at 2:21 am

    How much is 12oz beer in liquid measure. I’m not American. Can you put this in millilitres or fluid ounces? Your measurements are different to mine. Thanks.

    • posted Nov 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      12oz beer is 12 fluid ounces.

      • ala-kat
        posted Dec 30, 2013 at 12:37 am

        12 US ounces equals 340 grams.

  32. ala-kat
    posted Dec 30, 2013 at 12:40 am

    or appx 354 mililitres.

  33. posted Mar 30, 2014 at 1:32 am

    thanks for sharing the recipe, can i use 7up instead of beer …..

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  36. Pete
    posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    This recipe is really good. I subbed pepper jack cheese to spice things up a bit. I followed the directions, cooking time and everything came out perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

    • posted Mar 19, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      You’re welcome! Love the addition of pepper jack cheese.

  37. Maritza
    posted Dec 7, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    My house smells heavenly, as we wait to take this bread out of the oven! I paired it with a beef barley soup!
    OMG!!!!!!! I just took my first bite and am in heaven!!! So easy to make and it tastes amazing!!!! Thank you for the recipes!!!!!!

    • posted Dec 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

      I forgot about this beer bread recipe. I’m making it again today too!! So glad you enjoyed it :)

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