Cheesy Onion Beer Bread

by aimee @ shugarysweets on January 17, 2012

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

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf


  • 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!

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Jocelyn January 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!!!!


Joan@chocolateandmore January 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

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


Julie @ Table for Two January 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!!


Elise January 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.


Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy January 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm

This would be perfect along side a good thick chili!


Aarthi January 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Awesome recipe..A must try one



Winnie January 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

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


ImSoVintage January 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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


Tina January 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.


Kiri W. January 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!


Maggie January 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!


Carrie @ My Favorite Finds January 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?


Just Jaime January 18, 2012 at 1:20 am

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


Deana@ January 18, 2012 at 1:23 am

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


griffinsgrub January 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.


Alexis @ There She Goes January 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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

DONE DONE AND DONE! making thisss!

Reply January 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!!!


carolinaheartstrings January 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.


Heather McMullin January 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


Magic of Spice January 19, 2012 at 3:30 am

What a fun and delicious bread!


Chef in Training January 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


Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne January 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.


trojanhawk February 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?


Aimee February 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.


Anonymous February 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!

Reply March 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!


Jenny July 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.


Saeta December 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.


aimee @ shugarysweets December 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.


Nicola 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!


Вольдемар June 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Интересная мысль, надо попробовать…


Louisa November 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.


aimee @ shugarysweets November 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm

12oz beer is 12 fluid ounces.


ala-kat December 30, 2013 at 12:37 am

12 US ounces equals 340 grams.


ala-kat December 30, 2013 at 12:40 am

or appx 354 mililitres.


spice March 30, 2014 at 1:32 am

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


aimee @ shugarysweets April 1, 2014 at 9:51 am

sure can!


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