This hot beer cheese dip is perfect for football parties! Serve it in your slow cooker or fondue pot to keep it bubbling hot. Some bread chunks, apple slices, chips and carrots are the perfect dippers for this dip. If you’re looking for game day recipes, this is the one!
We are all over the start of football and the end of baseball season over here in the Honey and Birch household.
Our Bears didn’t get off to a good start this weekend but if you have enough tailgating food you don’t notice. Also… enough beer.
Luckily for my sports loving husband, the Cubs are having their best year in years. I’m not going to say anything to jinx it but there is definitely a buzz of excitement in my living room. I’ve even been watching baseball on TV; that, in and of itself, is quite a thing.
Between football on Sunday and baseball post season, I’m going to have plenty of time to try out some new appetizer and dip recipes.
I got a craving the other day for beer cheese dip. I don’t know where it came from – just all of a sudden, all I wanted was beer, cheese and things to dip into their glorious union.
So I made it. And loved it. More beer cheese dip please.
Hot Beer Cheese Dip
If you’re looking for party food, this hot beer cheese dip recipe is just what you’re looking for. I like to make it in a small pot and then transfer it to a waiting small slow cooker or fondue pot to keep it bubbling hot.
You could use many different types of beer but for this version, I either go with a pilsner or a light lager. I want the taste of beer to be there, but I don’t want it to overpower the cheese.
As for cheese, a combination of cream cheese, mild cheddar and sharp cheddar will do the trick. Add to that some minced garlic and shallot and you will have a delicious party appetizer!
For dippers, you can go one of two ways. If you are more of a fondue lover, go with bread chunks and apple slices. If you more of a dip fan, go with chips and carrots. Either way, your guests are going to be asking for this recipe and asking for seconds.
This hot beer cheese dip is perfect for football parties! Serve it in your slow cooker or fondue pot to keep it bubbling hot. Some bread chunks, apple slices, chips and carrots are the perfect dippers for this dip.
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
- 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
- 12 ounces beer (lager or pilsner)
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
- Green Onion
- Shredded Cheese
- In a medium pot, heat the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add the shallot and garlic and cooking for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
- Add the beer and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium low and slowly add the cream cheese. Stir constantly until the cream cheese has melted. Then slowly add the sharp and mild cheddar cheese, stirring until melted. Serve immediately.
To keep this dip warm, transfer cooked dip to a small slow cooker or a fondue pot. Serve with bread chunks, apple slices, chips or carrots.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 2788kcal Calories from fat 2095|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 233g||358%|
|Saturated Fat 132g||660%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
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