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Swiss Beer Bread Recipe

Swiss Beer Bread Recipe

This recipe is a favorite because it isn't greasy like other cheese breads I have tried. It will not last long! —Debi Wallace, Chestertown, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 4 ounces Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1. Divide cheese in half. Cut half of cheese into 1/4-inch cubes; shred remaining cheese. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir beer into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cheese.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Drizzle with butter. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 182 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1/2 fat

Reviews for Swiss Beer Bread

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Reviewed May. 12, 2016

"loved the cheese flavor in this bread. i think i would add more cheese just because i like the added flavor. beer can vary in flavor too"

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"I tried this bread because I like homemade bread but don't always have time to wait for typical yeast breads to rise. My husband has actually requested it and raves about it each time I make it. I vary the cheese and it still comes out delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"This is delicious! We will make it again. We also like it with 1 teaspoon dried thyme & dried oregano & brushed with 1 tablespoon of butter before baking, then brushed with the other tablespoon of butter after baking."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"The swiss is not very noticeable in the taste. I don't know if the amount needs to be increased, or a different kind of cheese should be used. The bread tastes good out of the oven, but a few hours later, had a funny taste. Overall it is similar to my usual beer bread (without the cheese), but less sweet. I also feel that there is something lacking in the depth of the an additional seasoning, but can't quite put a finger on it."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"This bread is easy as it gets! And the flavor is outstanding. I bake A LOT and try new recipes nearly every week. This one goes in my keeper book!"

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This is a great recipe! I have been using this recipe for years with outstanding results. Depending on the season and occasion I have varied the cheese and beer type. As a volunteer food editor for Taste of Home I love recipes that use common items that I have on hand. This bread is great for a dinner party or a Sunday family meal."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"It wasn't greasy. It came out nice; however, it was just ok. I didn't really think that the Swiss cheese added anything much to it."

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"I made this delicious bread tonight and it is definitely a five star winner. I followed the recipe to the letter and the only thing different is that it was done in 35 minutes. Good thing I start checking early. My husband could not gt enough of it. Five stars and five thumbs up. Here is the link to my review and picture:"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"I made with 1/3 Gran Padano and 2/3 Asiago of the 4 ounces and it was fabulous!"

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"I made this last week and was very disappointed. I used 6 ozs shredded swiss and there

was no cheese flavor at all - I am going to try it again with cheddar."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"I made this company last night to go with my Beef & Beer Stew. Big hit. Made as directed. I will try with Guyere Cheese next. Can this freeze, anybody know? This is a real keeper."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"This is one of the only cheese breads I have tried my husband and I love it I love the fact that it is quick"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"Delicious for a quick bread recipe. Was gone in about 15 min. My kids and husband loved it!!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"This stuff is great!! I made it for the first time today and took it to a bake sale before it was even cooled. Big hit!! Easy to make and great flavor! I doubled the recipe and baked it in my small loaf stone baker, so I got four loaves. I have another double batch ready to go into the oven now!"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"Love this bread!!! Years ago I purchased a package bread mix that you added beer to and loved it and then I found this recipe and it taste the same........looking forward to the cold winter nights with this bread and a hot bowl of could not be any better, Thank You Debi for sharing."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"So very good and easy to make!"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"DELICIOUS... made with no modifications! No way was it too greasy (used only 2 T as stated). Very tasty warm out of the oven!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"Debi ~~ You stated that this recipe is not greasy like other cheese breads! Your definition of 'greasy' might be different than mine! But with that much butter on it, IT is 'definitely' 'greasy/buttery' ~~ without a doubt!!"

Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"This is fantastic!! Easy!! Tasty!! And ~ a good 'base' recipe for adding other ingredients!!

Reply to yoyo1198 ~ you stated you added more sugar than the TEASPOONS!!!
IF you read the recipe, it says 3 TABLESPOONS of sugar, not teaspoons!!
You owe Debi an apology for your lack of reading skills!!!"

Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"I have made this bread several times and just leave out the cheese. I have also found that for our tastes, it needs a little more sugar. So I add 1/3 cup instead of the teaspoons amount. Try it without the cheese and I don't think you'll be disappointed."

Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"I have made this bread several times and just leave out the cheese. I have also found that for our tastes, it needs a little more sugar. So I add 1/3 cup instead of the teaspoons amount. Try it without the cheese and I don't think you'll be disappointed."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"This recipe was super easy and fast to prepare, and came out looking beautiful as if I'd spent all day making it. My former pro-chef husband loved it and raved about it. It was delicious. The most fun part is pouring in the bottle of beer to bind it all together."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Almost too easy to make. Made two loaves for Superbowl chili-cookoff and everyone gave them a two thumbs-up. Passing out the recipe and will definately be making again"

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