Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread

This Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread is the easiest bread recipe ever!  Moist, slightly sweet, full of cheddar cheese and loaded with flavor! 

Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread in a baking dish

This bread recipe can be thrown together in 5 minutes.  You don't use any yeast.  No bread machine.  And best of all, the ingredients are probably all in your kitchen right now.

This Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread is a winner! There's just something wonderful about freshly baked bread, hot from the oven on a busy weeknight.  In the time it takes me to prepare my main dish, the bread is done.

A slices of Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread on a blue cloth napkin

This bread is delightfully moist, slightly sweet, full of cheddar cheese and loaded with flavor!  If I don't keep an eye on it, half it will be gone before it makes it to the table.

If you have it, use a dark beer like a stout.  The flavor of the dark beer gives the bread a richer taste.  If you don't have a dark beer, any type of beer can be substituted with great results!  The beauty of this recipe is that you can easily adapt it based on what you have.

Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread

This Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread is the easiest bread recipe ever! Moist, slightly sweet, full of cheddar cheese and loaded with flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4 people
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 ounces beer I like to use a darker beer
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound cooked sausage
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and garlic powder.
  • Stir in the beer, cheese and all but 1/4 cup of the cooked sausage.
  • Spoon batter into greased 5 x 9 loaf pan and sprinkle the top of the uncooked bread with the remaining cooked sausage.
  • Pour melted butter over the top.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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4 thoughts on “Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread”

  1. Hi again – cook's illustrated has a Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup w/ Sage Pesto that would compliment the Beer and Sausage Cheese Bread perfectly if I cut the recipe in half I think. I look forward to trying it this weekend. Fall is here and this would be a great hearty dinner. Thanks again!

  2. Annemarie Egnoto

    Hi – By chance I came across your site and absolutely love the small recipes to serve 1 – 2 however I don't have a toaster over but assume I can use my regular oven for those recipes and modify the temperature and cooking times which should be minimal.

    I would love to try the Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread however I am unsure what entrees would best compliment it. I'm sure there are many but a couple suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks so much for the wonderful simple recipes.

    1. Hi Annemarie, Thanks so much, I'm so happy you are enjoying the recipes. The Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread recipe is one of my favorites. I could eat it alone with butter spread on top. I think the bread goes very well with soups. Here are a couple soup recipes you might want to check out: Chicken Soup for One (, Broccoli Cheddar ( or Roasted Garlic and Brie Soup ( I'm transitioning over to a "single-serving recipe" site, so a lot of my earlier recipes are not single-serving recipes. At the moment, the only single-serving soup recipe I have is the Chicken Soup recipe. On Thursday, I will be posting a single serving Minestrone recipe that would also go well with the bread. Hope that helps. Have a great day!

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