Easy Beer Cheese Sauce
I have no idea how beer cheese originally became a thing, but I’m so incredibly thankful it did. It’s got such a unique taste that it truly is different than all the other cheese sauces out there. There’s just something really special about it that I crave. Once I decide I’m going to have beer cheese, almost nothing can stop me.
Also, another fabulous feature of beer cheese is that it can double as beer cheese soup. This is fantastic because if I were sitting at a table eating a bowl of Alfredo sauce, someone would undoubtedly judge me. Beer cheese on the other hand, everyone would just ask for a bite of that because it’s socially acceptable to just eat it by itself with a spoon. Again, I have no idea how that happened, but I’m thankful.
Below is my version of beer cheese pasta. It makes a lot of sauce so if you want to use the leftovers for soup, I recommend throwing in some cooked veggies. Not just to make you feel better for eating a giant bowl of cheese for lunch, but because it’s actually really good with veggies. Heck, throw them into the pasta if you want, go crazy.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 can beer (any beer, but I usually stick to Bud light, Busch Light or Coors Light to not overshadow the rest of the flavors)
1 15 oz jar original flavor Cheez Whiz
1 TBS Worcestershire
4 TBS butter
1 cup flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 ½ cup milk
Get what is probably the biggest pot you own, because like I said before, this recipe makes a ton of cheese sauce. Melt the butter in the pot and whisk in the flour. Stir in the broth and milk. Add in your Worcestershire, then the beer. I recommend starting with about half to three quarters of your beer then tasting (after you add cheese) to see if you want to add the rest of the can. Last, add your cheese. There are recipes out there that suggest using two cans of spray cheese instead of the Cheez Whiz, which I have done before, but cans of spray cheese are way more expensive than one would expect, so to keep it cost effective, I’d go with one jar of the Cheez Whiz.
And that’s it folks! If you want it over pasta, boil whatever kind of noodle you’d like and pour it over. I used angel hair pasta here. Another great add in is grilled chicken, or even ground beef, if you want some protein.
This is definitely in my top five for favorite foods to indulge in so please, enjoy every single bite.