This easy to make Beer Cheese Dip is made with only 4 simple ingredients, but will wow your guests with flavor. It’s delicious served up with chips or pretzels!
Ok, so, I know it’s a new year and everyone is on diets and, like, shunning carbs and fat and chocolate and everything delicious. But just in case you feel like having a really, really, really delicious reason to cheat on your resolutions, I present you with this: Beer Cheese Dip.
A friend passed this recipe on to me way back when for my bachelorette party. I made a big batch and it was devoured over the course of a couple late night, post-bar snackfests.
I was a little too busy with champagne and male nether region-shaped drinking straws to blog it at the time, but I was looking for something easy to make as a snack for New Year’s and remembered it!
This dip is super easy to make– it’s 4 simple ingredients that you throw in a bowl and mix together. No cooking or anything like that. It’s easiest to use an electric mixer or stand mixer, but if you don’t have one, don’t fear. Just let your cream cheese get extra soft at room temperature and then use a little elbow grease to work everything together with a spoon.
You can use any kind of beer. I think lighter beers are best because they don’t have any weird strong flavors. But if you have another favorite you love the flavor of– try it out! Use whatever you’ve got sitting in your fridge.
Though I’ve served this dip with chips before, I think the best vehicle is pretzels. It’s a sturdy dip, so the pretzels hold up well to it. Plus the pretzels go perfectly with the subtle beer flavor and amazing cheesiness.
Or I suppose you could always do some carrots or cucumber chips. If you want to be a little less unhealthy. But really, I suggest the pretzels!
- 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
- ⅓ cup beer
- 1 packet powdered Ranch dressing mix
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, beer and Ranch dressing mix until smooth.
- Add the cheddar cheese and mix on low a few seconds until just combined.
- Serve with pretzels, chips or veggie sticks!
And now, back to your regularly scheduled health foods…