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Beer Dip

Ranch dressing mix flavors this easy dip packed with shredded cheese. It's perfect paired with pretzels. Be forewarned, though—it's hard to stop eating once you've started! The beer cheese dip can be made with any type of beer, including nonalcoholic. I've taken it to many parties and I am always asked for the recipe. —Michelle Long, New Castle, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    3-1/2 cups


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pretzels


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing mix until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese. Serve with pretzels.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 89 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Nancy
    Feb 26, 2021

    This sounded so great that I couldn’t wait to try it. It was very easy to make as I had all of the ingredients on hand but that was where the positive ended. It had no flavor. I even put in extra beer. As they arrived, each guest was asked to try and rate the dip. Over 35 people and not one said, yes this is good. Most reactions were, what is it? Really, there’s beer in this? It’s not bad but I don’t think I’ll go back for more. What a disappointment.

  • Adrian
    Nov 25, 2020

    This is a great recipe. Have made many times and it never disappoints!

  • Christine
    Oct 19, 2020

    This grew on my at first I thought it should be hot but it’s great cold. My husband liked it so much he said I’m not allowed to make it again lol because it’s dangerously good. We put it on our burgers! It was amazing. Good stuff! I’ll be making this agai!

  • Lawler67
    Sep 3, 2020

    Loved it. So easy to make and way better than I expected. I wouldn't change a thing.

  • Lauren
    Aug 11, 2020

    Just wasn't for me. I made this for a superbowl party and was so embarrassed to serve it! Consistency and flavor were just terrible. Would never make again.

  • KristineChayes
    Jan 30, 2020

    I made this Beer Dip today for a German-themed party on Saturday. I used 1/2 cup beer, and I used sharp white cheddar cheese (I’m allergic to Annatto, the colorant used in many yellow cheeses). The dip turned out great, very tasty, and I know my guests will love it! Thank you for the recipe, Michelle!

  • Clarice
    Jan 28, 2020

    No comment left

  • w1lsons4
    Jan 12, 2020

    I had this for the first time at a work holiday party and it was really good. I made mine today and it turned out great. I used 3/4 cup of beer in mine. Great with pretzels and it is so easy to make!

  • Christine
    Dec 15, 2019

    Super easy and quick to make. I recommend letting it chill for at least an hour. I made this a day ahead of time and served it with mini pretzels. It's a perfect snack to serve when you're having friends over or to take to a party. I used a Pilsner in this recipe and it was perfect!

  • Dawn
    Nov 2, 2019

    I followed recipe as it was presented and added: 7-oz. Genoa salami, chopped fine in food processor. I'd spread the dip on halved loaf of bread; covered and baked 15 minutes at 425o F., uncovered and baked 5 minutes. I'd broiled the dip/loaf 1 to 2 minutes. This dip is a 5* rating!