Grab a bag of potato chips and whip up a bowl of beer cheese dip. It is a quick and easy appetizer that is a sure crowd-pleaser.
Here in Wisconsin football season is in full swing! Heck, the Green Bay Packer's annual scrimmage sells more tickets than most professional team's regular season games! It is no secret we take our football very seriously, just as seriously as we take our state vitamins: beer and cheese. So, if you are wishing to celebrate football season like a true fanatic, there isn't a more worthy game day appetizer than beer cheese dip.
What is Beer Cheese Dip?
Beer Cheese Dip is an effortless chip dip that blends your favorite light beer with shredded cheddar cheese, the bold flavoring of ranch seasonings and cream cheese! This is a popular chip dip in Wisconsin.
How to Make Beer Cheese Dip
There is no cooking involved to make this chip dip, it is completely hassle-free. The beer, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and Ranch seasoning gets blended together and the dip is ready to eat! The brand of beer doesn't matter, but I typically recommend an inexpensive light lager-style beer. Honestly, I have never tried this dip with a more flavorful craft beer, but I bet it would taste great. So feel free to experiment!
I eat this dip cold, however, it can be heated if you prefer. Let me know how you prefer to enjoy it in the comments below.
Troubleshooting Beer Cheese Dip
The only thing that could go wrong when making this dip is it being too thick or thin. It is best to start by adding a little less beer than what you think you need and then keep adding more until the dip reaches the desired consistency. It is much easier to thin the dip out with beer than it would be to thicken it up.
What to Serve with Beer Cheese Dip
I've always loved kettle chips because their crunch and texture are more reminiscent of what I would expect a 'potato' chip to be. In particular, a thicker cut is ideal because they are able to stand up to a hearty dip like my beer cheese dip. However, a traditional Ruffles style potato chip works well too.
If you want to go a different route, pretzels are a fantastic option as well. We all know beer and pretzels go together like... oh I dunno, two other different yet similar enough things that go together well...
More Party Dips
If you are having a party it is always a good idea to have a wide assortment of dips. Rotel Sausage Dip, Classic Taco Dip, and my Hot Reuben Dip are all easy to whip up. Otherwise, you can go the dessert route with my Oreo Dip or Cookie Dough Dip.
Beer Cheese Dip
- ¾ cup Light Beer
- 1 ounce packet Ranch seasoning mix
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 16 oz Cream Cheese softened
- Potato Chips
- Stir seasoning, cheddar, and cream cheese together.
- Add beer until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Serve with bowl of potato chips.
This recipe was originally published on FoxValleyFoodie.com
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