Cheesy, rich and delicious Beer Cheese Dip that’s so easy to make! It’s the perfect dip for your favorite pretzels or bread. Serve it for an appetizer or on game day.
Soft pretzels dipped into fresh warm beer cheese dip is one of the best snack EVER! This classic treat is something everyone loves, and it is surprisingly easy to make.
You can make a big ol’ bowl of this easy dip for game day, parties, or even just to munch on as a family. You’ll never see me turn down soft pretzels and beer cheese on movie night!
My beer cheese soup is always a hit with my family, and they are always equally excited when I make this recipe too. It’s such a versatile dip with tons of flavor and the perfect hint of beer flavor. The perfect creamy comfort food for any occasion! You’ll love how quickly you can make this beer cheese recipe.
Why You’ll Love this Beer Cheese Dip
- Homemade dip doesn’t have all of the preservatives and additives that store bought dip does. This makes the flavor so much better and much more fresh!
- Make this easy recipe in under a half hour. I love snacks and appetizers that don’t take long to make!
- You can easily double or triple this recipe to make an extra large batch of cheese dip. Perfect for serving large parties and lots of guests.
Ingredients for this Beer Cheese Dip Recipe
- Sharp cheddar cheese – You can use mild cheddar if you prefer, but I really like the bite of sharp cheddar in this beer cheese dip recipe.
- Swiss cheese – The smooth flavor of swiss cheese is a great combo with cheddar cheese in this dip.
- Flour – Use all purpose flour as a thickener in this easy beer cheese dip.
- Butter – Butter will help to create the base that will thicken the dip and make it the perfect thick and creamy texture.
- Half and half – You can use whole milk or heavy cream in place of half and half if you prefer.
- Beer – Grab a can of your favorite beer to make this easy peasy recipe.
- Worcestershire sauce – Add Worcestershire sauce at the end of the recipe to create more depth of flavor.
- Garlic powder – Use some garlic powder to flavor this dip well.
- Onion powder – I love flavoring this easy recipe with a bit of onion powder, it really does make a difference!
- Dijon mustard – The slight bite that mustard adds is just delicious. So great for this cheesy dip.
How to Make Beer Cheese Dip
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once it is melted, whisk in the garlic powder and onion powder.
Then slowly whisk in the flour, whisking constantly for about one minute until lightly browned.
Slowly whisk in the beer and half and half, whisking constantly until the sauce has thickened. Whisk until the sauce begins to bubble, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low and then slowly add in the cheeses. Whisk constantly until melted and well combined, about 8-10 minutes, then remove from the heat.
Whisk in dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
Pour the sauce into your favorite serving bowl and garnish with chives and black pepper. Serve the creamy beer cheese dip with pretzels or bread and enjoy!
How to Store Leftover Beer Cheese Dip
Store leftovers of this beer cheese recipe in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to a week! You can freeze this if you’d like, but it may have a more grainy texture after it’s thawed. Regardless, if you’d like to freeze it transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
How to Reheat Leftover Dip
To reheat, pour leftover dip into a saucepan and warm on low-medium heat, stirring constantly, until warmed through.
What to Serve with Beer Cheese Dip
This delicious dip is of course perfect with soft pretzels or soft pretzel bites, but you can also serve it with crunchy pretzels. But things like crusty bread, breadsticks, pita chips, tortilla chips and so much more can also be dipped into this delicious cheese.
No one would question if you wanted to drown some tater tots or french fries in beer cheese either! Even baked chicken wings dipped in beer cheese is mouthwateringly delicious. You can use beer cheese on top of nachos and nacho fries too. Anything that is better with cheese will be extra yummy with this dip!
Why is my beer cheese grainy?
If you end up with dip that is gritty and grainy, you likely overheated the cheese. It is important to keep the heat on low when adding the cheese and stir constantly so that it heats evenly.
How do you thicken beer cheese dip?
Use flour or cornstarch to thicken up beer cheese dip. This recipe uses flour, but if you find it is not thick enough you can always mix in a little bit more or add a bit of cornstarch.
Pro Tips for the Best Beer Cheese Dip
- Make sure you don’t burn the flour when you are making the base. Once it is a light brown color, it’s ready to go!
- This cheese will start to thicken as it cools and be a bit difficult to dip. Rewarm it on the stove-top or in the microwave as needed to keep it a good dipping consistency.
- To give this beer cheese dip recipe some kick, use pepper jack cheese or mix in a bit of hot sauce.
A bowl of cheesy goodness is the best comfort food there is! Make this simple recipe and dig in!
More Cheesy Dip Recipes You’ll Love
- This Corn Dip is loaded with veggies and cheese and is the most creamy, yet perfectly chunky dip ever ever!
- Make Rotel Dip for parties and game day. It’s a classic that never gets old and is easy to make a huge batch of.
- This Hot Spinach Dip is mouthwateringly good. Loaded with cheese, there’s creamy comfort in every bite.
- Football Pizza Dip is all the great things about pizza in an addictively delicious dip form.
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅓ cup half and half
- 12 ounces beer (1 beer)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cubed
- 4 ounces Swiss cheese cubed
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted add the garlic and onion powder.
- Slowly whisk in the flour, whisking constantly, until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
- Slowly whisk in the beer and half and half. Cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thickened and just begins to bubble, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low and slowly add in the cheeses, whisking constantly, until melted and combined. About 8-10 min. Remove from the heat.
- Whisk in the Dijon mustard and the Worcestershire sauce.
- Garnish with chives and black pepper, if you like. Serve with pretzels or crusty bread; re-warm gently as needed.