Cheesy baked dip recipe served hot out of the oven! Warm Pretzel Beer Cheese Dip makes an easy appetizer for game day or for your next party.
There are a few variations of this recipe around, but they typically call for the pretzel 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 warm pretzel beer cheese dip a try. I’m not a huge beer fan myself (I like my wine or cider these days) 🙂 . However, I love this dip and I have had lots of friends who like this, but don’t like beer at all.
If you’d prefer a pretzel dip without alcohol in it, check out my BBQ Pretzel Cheese Ball Dip recipe.
Tips for Making Warm Pretzel Beer Cheese Dip
The cheese: If you have time, I do suggest shredding your own cheese as I think it tastes better. If you are in a pinch or don’t care to shred your own, bag cheese will still work just fine.
What kind of beer to use? 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 typically use Shiner Bock, but Guinness is also one of my favorites to use.
Can you make this dip ahead of time? 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.
What can I use as dippers? Pretzels are my favorite thing to dip into this, but chips or crackers could also be served with this beer cheese dip. Cheers!
Adapted slightly from: Lady Behind the Curtain
How to Make Warm Pretzel Beer Cheese Dip
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.
- 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)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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.
Spread dip mixture into a small casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes or until the dip is heated through.
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