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Ranch Beer Bread

Ranch Beer Bread is so quick and easy, with a crunchy buttery crust flavored with ranch seasoning! This is soft, homemade bread with no kneading involved!

I’ve been ready to cozy up for a while now. And what I mean by that is hibernate, basically. I’ve got my extra 15 pounds ready and I am perfectly fine with locking the door and reemerging in April.

Of course I know while I THINK I want to hide away until the cold weather is gone, the reality is I have FOMO bad and I wouldn’t last more than a day. But isn’t the thought of cozy socks, a warm oven and You’ve Got Mail on TV so tempting?

Let’s all plan that day, soon…ok?

In the meantime a warm oven is the first piece of the puzzle. I am sure you have all made Beer Bread at one point or another. And if you haven’t made it, you’ve probably eaten it…right?

Well, I decided to do a ridiculously simple twist on Beer Bread and add ranch. Because everything is better with a little ranch.

All you have to do is whisk some flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together…

Ranch Beer Bread

Then pour in one bottle of beer…

Ranch Beer Bread

The dough comes together so quickly. Just spread it into a loaf pan…

Ranch Beer Bread

Then melt a whole stick of butter with one packet of ranch salad dressing seasoning. Don’t buy the Ranch “Dip” packet, as I find them to be saltier.

Ranch Beer Bread

Melt them together and pour it on top of the bread dough.

Ranch Beer Bread

I know it looks a little scary, but trust me, all the butter soaks in leaving the crust crunchy, buttery and packed with flavor!

Ranch Beer Bread

It takes about an hour to bake. And it will be golden brown when it’s done.

Crusty Ranch Beer Bread!

Slice into it when it’s warm. Just do it.

Ranch Beer Bread.. so quick and easy with a crunchy buttery crust flavored with ranch seasoning!

And you really don’t need to, but go ahead and add a little smear of butter.

Good gracious.

Ranch Beer Bread.. so quick and easy with a crunchy buttery crust flavored with ranch seasoning!

This fun spin on beer bread is so simple, but really adds a ton of flavor!

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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Ranch Beer Bread

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: serves 8


  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer
  • 1 (1- ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9×5 loaf pan lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  3. Pour in the beer and stir to combine. Dough will be very sticky.
  4. Spread the dough into the prepared pan.
  5. In a small bowl melt together the butter and ranch seasoning. Whisk to combine.
  6. Pour the melted butter mixture on top of the bread dough.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the bread is cooked and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then transfer to a bread board to cool or serve.

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20 comments on “Ranch Beer Bread”

  1. My family loves this recipe! I added whatever spice mix I had in my pantry. I think next time I will reduce the butter mixture because it all boiled over and made a mess.

  2. Delish! Added bacon and cheddar the next time and pickled jalepenos and colby jack on the next! Yum!

  3. Hello! Does the beer have to be chilled or would you recommend it being room temp? Thanks in advanced! 🙂

  4. Hi! What kind of beer do you recommend? Does it have to be bubbly or can it be flat? (Have one now we didn’t finish yesterday haha) thanks!

  5. Jane Walkinshaw

    I’m so excited to try this, going to do tomorrow when everyone is away, hopefully it will be a lovely surprise for afternoon tea. Thanks so much for the recipe. Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks again for posting this.

  6. Adding ranch to beer bread is such a great idea! I love making beer bread and having it with a bowl of soup in the fall!

  7. This may sound weird but we do not use any alcoholic beverages… is there any thing you can substitute for the beer?

  8. In the oven now. My house smells ridiculous. I had two wilton bread pans, one was labeled as a 9.25×5.25 and the other was 8.5×4.5. Wasn’t sure which one to go with, but went with the larger. Glad I did. This bread is definitely a grower.

  9. Teri Dingler

    I plan on making this immediately! And I just may throw in some chopped jalapeños to add some heat and kick it up a notch! ! Man..jalapeño ranch beer bread – I sure hope it turns out!

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