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Beer Bread Recipe For One

This soft and tender sausage and cheese beer bread has a buttery, crispy crust and is filled with flavorful cooked sausage and shredded cheddar cheese. It’s a mini beer bread which is full of flavor and ready in minutes!

A mini loaf of sausage beer bread on a tray next to a small plate of butter

Beer bread is one of the easiest breads to make and of all the bread recipes, it’s one of my favorites.

I’ve been making this sausage and cheese beer bread for years and when my kids were younger and living at home, a large loaf would be devoured in minutes.

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What Is Beer Bread?

Beer bread is one of the simplest quick breads you can make.

Beer bread is a little more dense than other breads and its flavor is a little dependent on how flavorful the beer you use is. I like using a darker amber beer in my beer bread recipes but a lighter beer will also work well. You don’t actually taste the beer in the bread but you will notice a nice, almost sourdough-type flavor.

Mini Bread Loaf

I’ve taken my large loaf sausage and cheese beer bread recipe and scaled down the ingredients so that it makes a small mini loaf – enough for one or two servings.

The ingredients in this bread recipe can be mixed together in about 5 minutes in one bowl, no kneading or waiting for the bread to rise.

You don’t even need a bread machine to make it.

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A mini loaf of sausage beer bread in a small loaf pan next to a small plate of butter


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

Beer bread recipes are extremely versatile. To a basic recipe, you can add different types of shredded cheeses, herbs, and even dried fruit.

For our sausage and cheese beer bread recipe you will need:

  • flour
  • a touch of sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • garlic powder
  • beer
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • cooked sausage
  • butter

How To Make Beer Bread

  1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder. Stir in about beer, cheese, and cooked sausage.
  2. Spoon the batter into a greased mini loaf pan or 8-ounce ramekin and top with melted butter. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Slicing a loaf of sausage beer bread next to a small plate of butter

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What To Do With The Leftover Beer

Well, you could always pour the rest of the beer into a cold glass and drink it but if you don’t want to do that, that’s okay.

Here are a few suggestions for using up the rest of the beer…

  • Make another loaf of beer bread.
  • In a recipe, substitute the beer for beef or chicken broth.
  • Make a beef marinade by mixing together chopped onions and garlic, salt, pepper, brown sugar (optional), and beer.
  • Make a Lemon Shandy – mix together lemonade and beer, adding more of whichever you prefer.
Spreading butter over a slice of sausage beer bread.

What To Serve With Beer Bread

For this quick and easy beer bread recipe, I use a ramekin, mini loaf pan or baking dish that holds about 1-cup. For best results, use a dish of similar size.

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Beer Bread Recipe For One | One Dish Kitchen

Easy Beer Bread Recipe For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cooling: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: bread
Keywords: bread
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 458kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cooked sausage
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter , melted


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Lightly butter an 8-ounce ramekin or mini loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Stir in the beer, shredded cheese, and all but 2 tablespoons of the cooked sausage.
  • Spoon the batter into the mini loaf pan or ramekin and sprinkle the top of the uncooked bread with the remaining cooked sausage.
  • Pour the melted butter over the top.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 8g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 217mg | Sugar: 7g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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13 thoughts on “Beer Bread Recipe For One”

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is so good, I made it 3 times to use up my bottle of beer and pound of sausage. I love it sliced, heated, and with a little butter for breakfast.

  2. 5 stars
    It’s a good thing this only serves two. My boyfriend and I are trying to cut down our bread intake. This was so good, we would have eaten an entire loaf with no trouble.

  3. what is the significance of the beer to the recipe? I do not drink it and would have a wasted can of beer if i were to use 1/3 cup for this recipe, what can be substituted, is it the carbonation that is essential/beneficial?

    1. Hi Gina, The yeast in the beer interacts with the sugar to help the bread to rise.

      Although I haven’t tried it, others have said that they use soda instead of beer. You just have to be careful to not use a soda that’s too sweet otherwise it will change the flavor of the bread.

    1. Hi Tina,

      I’ve never tried using bacon but I would think cooked bacon in the beer bread would be delicious. If you make it this way, please let me know how you liked it.
      Have a great weekend!

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