Beer Cheese Dip

Beer adds body to a smooth, hot cheese dip. Perfect for potlucks and parties!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Assorted dippers such as cubes of bread, cubes of ham, green onions, apple wedges and pretzel twists, if desired
1
clove garlic, peeled, cut in half
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
can or bottle (12 oz) regular or nonalcoholic beer
6
cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese (1 1/2 lb)
Green onion, chopped, if desired

  • 1 Rub inside of 3-quart saucepan with cut sides of garlic; discard garlic. Add butter to saucepan; melt over low heat. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in beer. Increase heat to medium-high; heat to boiling. Boil 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick and smooth.
  • 2 Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • 3 Transfer cheese mixture to fondue pot. Immediately place fondue pot over flame. Serve with dippers. Garnish dip with onions.

Expert Tips

If you like your dip spicy, stir 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce into the cheese sauce once it is melted and smooth.

If you don't have a fondue pot, keep the dip warm in a 1 1/2-quart slow cooker.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.