How to Make Creamy Beer Cheese Sauce

How to Make Creamy Beer Cheese - Recipe

Make your own creamy beer cheese at home with this recipe using melty cheddar (or other) cheese, beer and any other seasonings you'd like. Build your own recipes with this base, though it is amazing on its own. Perfect for beer cheese dip, beer cheese sauce, and beer cheese soup.
Course Main Course, sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, dip, queso, recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 174 kcal


  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour or more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces light yet flavorful beer (or use vegetable or chicken stock, or milk, for a non-beer option)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese or any similar melty cheese


  1. First, make your cheese by melting the butter in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Next, add the flour and stir. Cook for 10 minutes while continually stirring, until the roux begins to brown a bit. If it does not thicken up into a good roux, add another tablespoon or 2 of flour, then continue to stir until it thickens to a paste, and until it begins to brown lightly.
  3. Add the chili flakes and salt, then stir in the beer, still stirring continually, until the mixture thickens a bit, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in the cream cheese until melted and incorporated throughout.
  5. Finally, stir in most of the shredded cheddar cheese a bit at a time, continually stirring, until it melts through and becomes an AMAZING CHEESE SAUCE.

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Recipe Notes

It's that simple! What you have is a super creamy, melty cheese that goes anywhere cheese likes to go. Makes about 2-1/2 cups or so. Enjoy!

Calories are calculated per quarter cup of melted creamy beer cheese.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Creamy Beer Cheese - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.