Who can say no to this bowl of cheesy goodness? This easy Beer Cheese Dip is one of my favorite winter recipes!
What goes better with soft pretzel bites than cheese? Especially a warm Beer Cheese Dip. The two go hand in hand, don’t they? Kind of like chips and dip; where you see one, you see the other. And there’s good reason for that – it is a fabulous combination! The warm, soft, salty pretzel dipped in the tangy, beer cheese dip with a hint of heat…music to my tastebuds.
This beer cheese dip took several tries to get it right. I had something specific in mind I wanted to create: a creamy cheese dip with a little zip . But I wanted a dip that didn’t get gloppy as it cooled and one that could be reheated. And I didn’t want to use Velveeta. The key to meeting all these requirements? Cream cheese. Melt a little in at the end, and it keeps the creamy texture of the dip, even as it cools. It’s a family-friendly level of heat, but feel free to be as liberal with the jalapenos as you like. I served mine with roasted jalepenos on the side. A tasty combo, especially for those who like heat.
I can think of a handful of ways to use this dip. Serve it with veggies, pretzel bites, or as a sauce for chicken. We make juicy lucy burgers all the time in the summer. Can’t wait to try this inside one of those. Yum!