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How to Make Creamy Beer Cheese Sauce
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, dip, queso, recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 174kcal


  • 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


  • First, make your cheese by melting the butter in a pot over medium heat.
  • 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.
  • Add the chili flakes and salt, then stir in the beer, still stirring continually, until the mixture thickens a bit, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream cheese until melted and incorporated throughout.
  • 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.



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.


Calories: 174kcal