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Pretzel Cheese Dip with Beer

Pretzel Cheese Dip with Beer

This creamy warm cheese dip has just a hint of beer for depth and flavor. Serve with cut vegetables, soft pretzels, crackers...the choices are limitless!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, Dips
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 188kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese grated
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • ¼ cup beer room temperature, see notes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Place softened cream cheese into a bowl and stir until smooth
    Beer Cheese Step 1
  • Add all of the cheddar cheese, ½ cup mozzarella, and garlic powder. Stir until combined
  • Add beer and stir until incorporated
  • Pour into small oven-proof baking dish, and sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top
    Beer Cheese Dip
  • Place dish on a baking sheet, and cook at 350° for 15 minutes.
  • Optional: place under broiler for a few minutes to brown top.

Notes

You can use any kind of beer you like, but I suggest a light and easy drinking beer such as a pilsner or kölsch. My go-to beer for this recipe is Früh Kölsch. You'll have some leftover so pick a beer you'd like to drink too!
You can buy pre-grated cheese in bags from the store, but this recipe tastes best if you buy blocks of cheese and grate it yourself. The pre-grated cheese has some sawdust-like stuff added to keep it from sticking together, and it detracts from the creaminess of the recipe a bit.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 537IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 1mg