Saturday, November 19, 2011

Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip

My husband used to rave on about Beer Cheese Soup.  Finally I broke down and made a batch.  Needless to say, not my favorite soup.  And I like beer.  I went to college.  Keystone Light was one of my majors.  I've only made Beer Cheese Soup once in two decades for him.  That's how unimpressed I was by it.  He loved the stuff, but I just couldn't bring myself to make it again.  When the World Series rolled around, I planned a week of guy-friendly food for him to enjoy in front of the tv.  Something about boys and beer just goes together.  Beer, cheese and pretzels are the ultimate man food.  And guess what?  I actually enjoyed it too!  I might just give that soup a try again.  Only four ingredients, you can't go wrong with this one on game day!
Your guy will love this!
Only 4 ingredients...
Combine dip mix and
softened cream cheese.
Add beer and cheddar cheese.
Mix until well combined.
Chill a couple of hours before the big game!

Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip

1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix (original flavor)
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
6 ounces beer (I used Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.  Try a semi-dark beer with some flavor!)
8 ounces shredded Cheddar Cheese
pretzel rods for dipping

Combine dip mix, cream cheese, beer and shredded cheese until well mixed.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.  Serve with pretzel rods for dipping.

Prep Time:  Approximately 10 minutes     Cook Time:  0 needs to chill

NOTE:  This recipe would be great with one of the many micro-brewed beers on the market, like a Pumpkin Ale.  Feel free to experiment.  You only need 6 ounces, so you can drink the rest!


  1. wow. This looks really tasty. And if my math is right, that leaves 11 cold ones to enjoy with the dip :) (or 5, or 17 or...)

  2. That's exactly what I was thinking!


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