Cheddar Dill Beer Bread ~ Savory Simple ~

This recipe was inspired by the ingredients in my refrigerator. These are often my favorite recipes because I really hate being wasteful. I had a ton of leftover dill from another recipe and had no idea what to do with it. Then I saw the single beer leftover from my husband’s stash (sorry, honey!) Once I saw the shredded cheese everything came together in my head and now here we are. Cheddar dill beer bread. 

Cheddar Dill Beer Bread ~ Savory Simple ~

Believe it or not this is the first time I’ve made beer bread from scratch. I made it from a mix years ago. Open the box, pour in the beer. Stir. Bake. Boom, bread.

Cheddar Dill Beer Bread ~ Savory Simple ~

This is basically just as easy but it has a few more ingredients. But there’s no yeast, no kneading, no rising, no nothing. Mix, pour, bake. And then voila, you have bread!  I recommend using a milder pilsner beer with this bread recipe to keep the flavor from overpowering the cheddar and dill.


Cheddar Dill Beer Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer such as a pilsner
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan (I use baking spray with flour).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, dill, salt and cheddar cheese.
  3. Add the beer to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top of the batter and bake until golden brown on top, about 50 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before slicing.


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  • Tieghan

    Yum!! I love beer bread, but then you added cheddar cheese and dill!! That sounds crazy good!

  • Kiran

    Love it when simple and delicious recipes turns out great, the first try!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Totally perfect looking bread! I have wanted to make a quickbread with beer + cheese for ages and never do it…then I see pics like yours and am inspired to make this one happen! Pinned!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I love beer bread, the fresh dill sounds like the perfect addition!

  • Tari

    Jen, this was absolutely delicious and timely. I am going to a houseparty now and needed to make something and just got myself some organic dill weed. Ready in 60 minutes and didn’t even need electricity in mixing the dough. Totally wonderful! Thank you!!

  • Tracey

    Beer bread is the best – so quick and easy! I’ve only made it once because it’s almost *too* dangerous to have around!

  • Grubarazzi

    I want to make this bread, and then make a BLT with it! :)

  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat

    This bread sounds great and looks so easy to make! Pinning this one for sure!

  • Ashley – baker by nature

    I always end up having a ton of leftover dill from other recipes, so this bread will definitely be made sooner (hopefully), or later ;) I could go for a slice slathered in butter right about now!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day

    We love beer bread! Love these flavors, Jen!

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    Yum! What a great bread! Sounds simply amazing!!!!! Love cheese bread!!!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    Mmmm, always love me a good beer bread. And whaddya know, I have all these ingredients in my pantry/fridge. Looks like I need to make it! :)

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Gorgeous! I love the simplicity of a beer bread and the fact you can add so many things to the batter. I love your cheddar and dill combo! Pinning!

  • Marie @ Little Kitchie

    I love how quick and simple beer bread is, and cheddar and dill is one of my favorite flavor combos! I would inhale this!

  • Dan from Plater Talk

    Simple sounding and great looking, this is a great idea. Being from Wisconsin where cheddar and beer are royality, I feel particularly obligated to give it a try! Thanks for the great post.

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    I made it some time ago as well. Soooooo good! And I like the way you photographed it.

  • Susan

    I am curious, did you get your recipe inspiration from America’s Test Kitchen? I just read this recipe in the their book of best recipes and picked up the ingredients to try it. It looks delicious. I am inspired to follow through. I like that you added dill. Thanks for the pretty pictures too.


    • Jennifer Farley

      Actually no, but I love ATK! Like I say in the post, I was inspired by the ingredients in my refrigerator. But since I’ve never made beer bread from scratch I adapted the recipe from a cookbook of mine which can be found linked at the bottom of the recipe. It’s just a standard beer bread recipe which I adapted to include cheddar cheese and dill.

  • Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes

    Love, love, LOVE this bread! I’m thinking it will be the perfect thing to use up some of this crerveza that I’ve got leftover from Cinco de Mayo…

  • Anita at Hungry Couple

    This looks so good. I’ve made plenty of sweet quick breads but never a savory one before. I’m gonna have to change that…

  • Laura

    One word. YUM.

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    wow, this bread sounds so good. I’m really hungry right now and I could finish at least part of that bread for you.

  • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    YUM! I love beer bread, and am currently addicted to adding dill to as many foods as possible, so this bread sounds perfect :).

  • Karla @ Foodologie

    I’ve been toying with the idea of beer bread. Do you think it matters what type of beer you use? or will it just change the flavor slightly?

    • Jennifer Farley

      It will definitely change the flavor which is why I recommend starting with something mild. Some beers have a very bitter aftertaste which is fine when you’re drinking it but may taste too strong in bread.

  • Nutmeg Nanny

    This bread looks perfect, I bet it tastes heavenly :) Such a tasty recipe!

  • Trisha @ Vignette

    What a great use of leftovers! Fantastic and easy recipe!

  • Laura Dembowski

    This bread looks so moist! The pics are fabulous – you have totally made me want a piece.

  • Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    I guess I need to find the beer that comes in a 16 ounce bottle. As much as I get irritated by recipes that call for less than the standard sale size of a container, I adore recipes that call for less than a bottle of beer, because while I may not have a ready use for the remainder of the can of sweetened condensed milk ;) I do have a quick way to deal with the extra beer!

    Lovely photos, Jen!

  • Renee @ Awesome on $20

    I love this idea. I hate drinking beer, but somehow, baking with it is somehow magical. I look forward to trying this.

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

    I don´t think I ever made beer bread yet, but for some reason I always buy beer in case I decide to, because I don´t drink them. And I didn´t realize it´s a great way to use leftover herbs! The perfect solution!

  • Kara

    This is awesome, too easy for a bread recipe. I used a strongbow cider and it gave a great flavour. I also cooked it in muffin tins, because it was easier to take to a BBQ. That worked really great! Be sure to cook for less time though, ~25-30 mins

  • Rachel Cooks

    Ooooh I have all the ingredients for this AND I have soup on the menu this week. I’m thinking this would be the perfect complement.

  • Rachel Cooks

    I made this last night…..soooo good!

  • Erin Knack

    This would be perfect for my husband. He has to have bread with every meal and this is right up his alley. It seems so easy to make to!

  • lisa

    Just made this, it is AB-SO-LUTE-LY delicious–but 12 oz of beer didn’t make anything close to a pourable batter, needed to add 16 oz. Also cut back on the salt, figuring the cheddar would have plenty. One teaspoon was even a little much. And cool 15 minutes before slicing??? Not a chance!
    Thank you for sharing this delicious, ridiculously easy recipe!

  • Ori

    Just had to let you know that I’ve made this bread about 7 or 8 times since this recipe was originally posted and it comes out *perfect* every time and it’s by far my most-requested baked good. Every time there’s a get together, I am told to “make that delicious bread”. I’m always happy to oblige because this recipe is ridiculously easy to put together, especially if I do two loaves at once (which I tend to do, because the cheese, beer, and dill I buy comes in perfect quantities for two loaves).

    So thank you! This recipe is amazing. I would still be bringing sad little Pillsbury rolls to gatherings without it.

    • Jennifer Farley

      That makes my day! Thanks for letting me know, I love feedback :)

  • Helen Y.

    So going in my recipe box!!