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Basic Beer Cheese

Basic Beer Cheese

Gooey, delicious beer cheese the perfect appetizer or dip recipe for entertaining or nights at home bingewatching from

Don’t let the name of this post deceive you. While this basic beer cheese recipe is super easy, the taste is anything but basic. Unless you count basic deliciousness.

Basic Beer Cheese

That cheese pull though

And not in the way that pumpkin everything is basic deliciousness. That’s a whole other ballgame.

But I digress. After sharing so many beer cheese recipes: burgers, mac n cheese, sliders, queso, it finally dawned on me that I needed to share the base for all things deliciously beer cheesy.

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All the delicious beer cheese possibilities

This version of beer cheese is like your favorite pair of jeans. It goes with almost anything, and you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion. In this master version, you only need 4 ingredients: cheese, garlic, olive oil, and beer.

Basic Beer Cheese Ingredients

Basic Beer Cheese Ingredients

That’s it and you get a delicious molten pan full of cheese goodness that would make even cardboard taste out of this world amazing.

Of course, you can fancy this up if you want or customize it to your taste kind of like I did with this beer cheese queso. You want it to have a kick? Cool. Add some diced jalapenos. You want to use a different kind of cheese besides cheddar or jack? Have at it. Like things extra garlicky? Add more garlic.

Basic Beer Cheese

Basic Beer Cheese

See. This beer cheese gives you options. It loves you the way that favorite pair of jeans loves you. And it’s almost always appropriate just like those jeans.

Other ways this basic beer cheese is like your fave jeans? It’s so easy to accessorize. Serve it with almost anything and it will be delish. Chips? Yum. Sweet potato fries? YES. Burgers? Obviously. On top of eggs? Why not.

Basic Beer Cheese

Basic Beer Cheese

And lastly, just like those jeans, it’s nearly effortless. Chances are you love those jeans because you know they make you look good without even trying with any top and shoes you choose. You can probably throw them on and make an outfit in a snap. Well, making this beer cheese is like that. A snap. So easy. 5 minutes, one pan, and bam deliciousness.

Basic Beer Cheese

Basic Beer Cheese

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Basic Beer Cheese

Basic Beer Cheese

  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 3 cups of beer cheese 1x


Easy recipe for basic beer cheese dip served warm


  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  • 4 tbs beer
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • 6 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Coat small skillet with olive oil. Over medium heat, add the beer, pressed garlic and cheddar cheese. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cheese is melted. Serve with your favorite dippers. I like tortilla chips, veggies, and apple slices.
  • Category: appetizer, dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: appetizer for 4-6 people
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Beer Mac and Cheese - Seasoned Sprinkles

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

[…] Nope! You can use any beer you like. I used Guinness in this for 2 reasons. I was trying to doing something for St. Patrick’s Day and also I wanted the heavier bodied beer as a background for this in the cold weather. That said, you can absolutely make this with any beer you have on hand including lighter beers instead of heavier lagers like I do for this beer cheese queso. If you want more tips on beer cheese, check out this post on how to make basic beer cheese. […]


Sunday 15th of July 2018

With football season around the corner this is the perfect dish!!


Sunday 15th of July 2018

This looks incredible - I bet my hubs would love it!

Amber @ xoxo, Am

Saturday 14th of July 2018

The cheese looks so good on that burger! I'll definitely have to try this soon!

Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

Friday 13th of July 2018

This looks so amazing! I want to put it on everything!

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