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Easy Beer Cheese Dip

easy beer cheese dip Appetizer
Easy Beer Cheese Dip
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Beer, cheese and pretzels are all perfectly acceptable party foods on their own, but we’re wondering, “What if we combine them all together?” The answer is simple. You get the most game day-friendly food known to humankind. This garlic-seasoned cheesy dip gets better when you eat it with a cold bottle of beer, and the warm, lightly salted pretzels are the perfect dipping companion. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 24, 2019

Ingredients

Pretzels

1
can Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Breadsticks
2
tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Pretzel salt

Cheese Dip

2
tablespoons unsalted butter
2
tablespoons flour
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1
teaspoon dried parsley
1/2
teaspoon kosher salt
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
1
cup lager beer
8
oz cheddar cheese, grated

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375°F. Unroll breadsticks and work with one at a time. Roll it out into a thin strip and then fold it into a pretzel shape. Place pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with pretzel salt.
  • 2
    Bake 12-14 minutes until golden brown.
  • 3
    For dip, add butter and flour to a medium pot over medium heat. Whisk together to form a roux as the butter melts. Add garlic powder, parsley, salt, and pepper and cook roux for 1-2 minutes.
  • 4
    Whisk lager into the roux slowly until it thickens. It should be a gravy consistency. If it’s very thick, add more beer by the quarter cup.
  • 5
    Once mixture is together, add grated cheese and whisk until melted.
  • 6
    Serve beer cheese dip immediately with soft pretzels or chips.

Expert Tips

  • Try making this dip with other cheeses like Gruyère, pepper jack or Swiss for an easy flavor switch.
  • If beer isn’t your thing, chicken or vegetable stock will work as a base for this dip. However, you’ll lose the nice tangy flavor that the lager beer adds.
  • Avoid using a beer that is too hoppy, as this will make your dip bitter.
  • These quick soft pretzels are the perfect companion for this garlicky dip, but it also pairs well with tortilla chips, crackers or even crunchy vegetables.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
15g
73%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
1570mg
65%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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