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Italian Cheese Beer Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


1 loaf (12 slices)

After trying a store-bought mix for cheesy beer bread, I realized I could create a better one from scratch. We serve slices appetizer-style with marinara sauce for dipping.—Kelly Maxwell, Plainfield, Illinois


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients; stir in cheese. Stir in beer just until moistened (batter will be thick).
  2. Transfer to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan; pour butter over top. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

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