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Easy, 5 ingredient dip recipe. This warm beer cheese dip is a great appetizer for game day or for your next party.

There are a few variations of this recipe around, but they typically call for the beer cheese dip to be served cold. I do like it cold as well, but actually prefer to treat this as a warm dip and bake it in the oven.

Even if you don’t like beer, you should still give this beer cheese dip a try. I’m not a huge beer fan myself (I like my wine these days) 🙂 . However, I love this dip and I have had lots of friends who like this, but don’t like beer at all. I do suggest shredding your own cheese instead of buying a pre-shredded bag especially since there is a lot of cheese mixed into this dip. Pre-shredded cheese contains additives that can affect the texture of the dish. You can use your favorite brand/type of beer for this recipe, but I do recommend a darker beer so more of the flavor will come through. I used Shiner Bock this time, but Guinness is one of my favorites to use.

You can make this dip a day ahead and then pop in the oven before serving. I have also made this lots of times for tailgates. I make the dip at home the night before, put it in an aluminium pan, and throw it on the grill for about 20 minutes. The grill adds a wonderful, slightly smokey flavor.

Pretzels are my favorite thing to dip into this, but chips or crackers could also be served with this beer cheese dip. Cheers!

Easy, 5 ingredient dip recipe. This warm beer cheese dip is a great appetizer for game day or for your next party.
Adapted slightly from: Lady Behind the Curtain

Warm Beer Cheese Dip
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Easy, 5 ingredient dip recipe. Warm beer cheese dip is a great hot appetizer for game day or your next party. Creamy, cheesy dip best served with pretzels.

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 12
Calories: 221 kcal
Author: Darlene Kratz
  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup beer (preferably a darker beer)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add in ranch dressing packet and mix to combine. Continue mixing and slowly add in the beer. Stir in shredded cheese.
  3. Spread dip mixture into a small casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes or until the dip is heated through.

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Warm Beer Cheese Dip — 9 Comments

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  2. I’m looking for a dip to pair with my beer bread that I make. Would this be a good one?

    • Hi Renee, I would think that this dip would taste well with slices of beer bread. This dip is on the thicker side though so a softer bread may be harder to “dip” in. I imagine a queso dip would also go well. You can always try it and see 🙂

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  4. I made this tonight and it is prettv fantastic, I can’t wait to share with friends tomorrow (assuming it lasts that long)

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