Beer & Cheese Dip

I decided to make a snack for us to nibble on during a lazy Sunday and decided on this dip that I have seen on a few other blogs.  It was great!  We both like beer a lot so we definitely like finding ways to incorporate it into our food. 🙂

The ranch flavor is quite strong, so I’ll probably reduce the amount used next time.  Overall, this was a nice alternative to my usual cheese dip recipe.

Beer & Cheese Dip

{source: adapted from Vintage Victuals and Milk & Honey}

I cut the recipe below in half.

INGREDIENTS:

  • two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • two 5-ounce jars of Kraft Old English Cheese (or 10 ounces Cheese Whiz)
  • one 1-ounce package dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup beer or as much as needed to reach desired consistency
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped – I omitted
  • Pretzels, crackers, chips, carrots, or crusty bread for dipping

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat the cream cheese and Old English Cheese together in a large bowl for about 40 seconds in the microwave.
  2. Stir in ranch mix. Add beer gradually as you stir, until it reaches the desired consistency.
  3. Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle your toasted pecans evenly over the surface of the dip. Chill for 1 hour or up to 2 days. Serve with dippers of your choice.
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