Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip

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

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

16

servings

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.
Makes 16 servings (about 1/4 cup dip without dippers)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen 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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 280mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 11g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.