IPA Beer Cheese Dip

This warm, cheesy, creamy dip has a touch of India pale ale--a style of beer that is pale to deep amber in color and slightly more hoppy and bitter than other pale ale.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Dip

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
cup shredded white Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup shredded Gouda cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup IPA beer
1
teaspoon honey mustard
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

Garnish, if desired

Ground red pepper (cayenne)
Sliced green onion

Serve With, if desired

Food Should Taste Good® multigrain or sweet potato tortilla chips
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat Dip ingredients over low heat, stirring frequently, until cheeses melt and mixture is smooth.
  • 2 Sprinkle with red pepper and green onion. Serve with chips.

Expert Tips

Choose a milder beer if that suits your taste buds, but don't go too strong or bitter or the dip will taste bitter too.

Melting the cheese mixture over low heat prevents clumping and separation so you end up with delicious creamy dip!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
0%;
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; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.