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Beer Cheese Queso

Beer Cheese Queso

Easy recipe for beer cheese queso perfect for Cinco de Mayo, tailgating, or entertaining from

Is there anything better than queso? The answer is heck yes! Beer cheese queso! Obv.

Beer Cheese Queso

Beer Cheese Queso

Our house has been really obsessed with beer cheese since we first put it on Philly Cheesesteak sliders back over the winter. Since then it has appeared in my beer cheese mac n cheese and on my eggs as a morning surprise once. BTWs, though the eggs and beer cheese aren’t on the blog they were really amazing. Like could eat it every morning for the rest of my life.

Beer Cheese Queso

Beer Cheese Queso

And now? Beer cheese queso! Which is was less weird than beer cheese on eggs but so very yummy.

Really, I know I say this a lot but it’s so amazingly good.

Beer Cheese Queso

Beer Cheese Queso

Like good to the point that I stood in my kitchen at a ridiculously late hour the night we made this dipping chips into the cold leftovers and I couldn’t get enough. I want to put this on everything and eat it all the time. ALL THE TIME.

Beer Cheese Queso

Beer Cheese Queso

It’s one of those things that so easy to make too. The cook time on it is less than 10 minutes and the prep time is minimal aside from doing a quick dice on some red onions and some jalapenos. You get them to sweat.

peppers and onions in cast iron

Peppers and onions

Then add a bottle of beer. Here we used Corona to give it a Cinco de Mayo, Mexican vibe. But use what you like. I’d go with a lighter beer over a dark lager but whatever floats your boat.

Corona for beer cheese quese

Corona for beer cheese queso

Get the beer to bubble and then stir in all that beautiful cheese. We used a mix of Jack and sharp cheddar. And feel free to use the shredded cheese in bags for this. It melts quickly and saves you the trouble of grating your own.

Beer Cheese Queso

Beer Cheese Queso

Then when the cheese is melted, you can garnish with a little fresh salsa and sliced jalapenos. A touch of cilantro is super good too. And then dunk away. But be prepared to be totally addicted to this goodness.

Beer Cheese Queso

Beer Cheese Queso

Because beer cheese queso. OMG.

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Beer Cheese Queso

Beer Cheese Queso

  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 skillet of cheese dip, serves 4-6 1x


Queso gets even more delicious when it’s beer cheese queso. This easy dip recipe is the perfect snack or appetizer for tailgating, entertaining, or Cinco de Mayo.


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • half a red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tbs chili
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbs cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 cups of shredded cheddar or cheddar jack cheese
  • 12 ounces of beer
  • Cilantro and fresh salsa to garnish if desired


  1. Heat olive oil over a small to medium cast iron skillet over medium heat. When oil is warm, add chopped onion, jalapeno, garlic, and seasonings. Cook, stirring frequently, until veggies soften- about 3-5 minutes. Add the beer and then stir in the cheese. Continue to stir until cheese melts and bubbles about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and fresh salsa if desired. Serve hot with chips.


Omit the jalapeno if you don’t like things spicy.

  • Category: dip, appetizer, snack
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American


  • Serving Size: it depends on how many chips you can eat
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Basic Beer Cheese - Seasoned Sprinkles

Monday 24th of January 2022

[…] 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 […]

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Friday 21st of February 2020

[…] 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 […]

Joy Ann Robinson

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

I made this dip on Sunday; the ingredients sounded wonderful and the prep easy. Unfortunately, the cheese separated from the beer and I was left with a chewy, hard slab of cheese. What did I do wrong? I would like to make this again since it sounds very tasty.

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Wednesday 4th of September 2019

[…] if you like cheese like us normies, what if you made a side of this beer cheese queso and dunked the tacos into it? […]

Angelle Marix

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Yum!! I can’t wait to make this!!

xoxo, Angelle

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