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Beer Cheese Dip


This super easy beer cheese dip from scratch is full of flavor and comes together in less than 20 minutes. Every party should have this dip!

This super easy beer cheese dip from scratch is full of flavor and comes together in less than 20 minutes. Every party should have this dip!

UPDATE: This’s Day 5 of 5 Days of Cheesy Dip Series. Are you enjoying all these cheesy recipes? I really hope so! If you missed the previous recipes, here’s Day 1Day 2Day 3 and Day 4. Also, I made a quick video to show you just how easy it is to make this beer cheese dip.

P.S. Come back tomorrow for more cheesy dip inspiration!


I love beer. And I say, the darker, the better!

I love to enjoy a glass of cold beer to end the day. I love adding it in my soups, casseroles and dips! Yes, dips. In case you haven’t tried beer cheese dip, it’s AMAZING!

This super easy beer cheese dip from scratch is full of flavor and comes together in less than 20 minutes. Every party should have this dip!

Here, I’m sharing my version of beer cheese dip, made completely from scratch. Besides the spices, you only need 3 main ingredients. As I usually recommend, it’s best to use high quality ingredients when there are very few ingredients in the recipe.

  1. Use original cream cheese. No low-fat, zero-fat, non-fat, low-calorie stuff here.
  2. Buy high quality sharp cheddar. Cheddar cheese adds one of the MAIN flavors in this dip. Don’t be tempted to use pre-grated, ready to use cheddar. Your dip will taste much better with freshly grated, high quality sharp cheddar.
  3. BEER. You can use whatever beer you like to drink. If you’re not a beer drinker, but still want to try this dip, I’d suggest a lighter beer. However, if you’re like me and not afraid of hoppy flavor, use any full-bodied beer that you like. I used Samuel Adams Boston Lager in this recipe. In my opinion, the smoked chilli powder and slight smoky hoppy beer paired exceptionally well, not in a overpowering, stand-out way, but just in a background. My husband, who is not a huge dark beer drinker, found the dip bitter with dark beer. But he loves it with light beer. Suit your taste.

You can serve this dip just as soon as all the ingredients are mixed. Or you can bake the dip in the oven and serve it warm. Either way, this dip is fantastic.

This super easy beer cheese dip from scratch is full of flavor and comes together in less than 20 minutes. Every party should have this dip!

Hope you liked this recipe. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Beer Cheese Dip

This super easy beer cheese dip from scratch is full of flavor and comes together in less than 20 minutes. Every party should have this dip!

Yield: about 1.5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked chilli powder
  • 8oz (225gr) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (100gr) freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup beer of your choice
  • Tortilla chips for serving

Directions:

  1. In the mixing bowl with paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese with the prepared seasonings until nice and fluffy.
  2. Add the shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Then slowly pour the beer and continue to mix until well combined.
  4. To serve warm, transfer the dip into a oven-safe dish and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through.

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This recipe was originally published on March 18th, 2015.

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20 comments

  1. Love your dips Shinee. Thank you.

  2. Love this dip!  It is easy to make and the flavor can change with the type of beer used.  Thank you!

  3. This looks insanely good!  I, too, am a relocated Wisconsin girl, so my mouth is watering at this!

  4. Ooooooooh that’s delish.  I’m a sucker for anything with beer + cheese.  Definitely trying it this weekend!  

  5. Oh…  Wow…  That looks incredible.  And with those chips I bet it’s insanely good!  Thanks for sharing!

  6. I’m totally in love with this beer cheese dip. I can’t wait to try it. It’s perfect for watching some sports or hosting a wine and beer night!

  7. Beer and cheese all in one dip, sounds perfect to me! Sounds and looks so delicious, pinned! 🙂

  8. As a former WI girl, I can attest that beer and cheese go VERY well together! 🙂 I love your tips, they’re spot-on. Really great post!

  9. Only 10 minutes?!? Yup, a perfect appetizer for any event, but especially a sporting event party!

  10. I love beer cheese dip! Your recipe is perfect for game day or parties, and I love how easy it is! 

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