With just 4 ingredients, this lightened up, low-carb, clean eating dip is perfect for the weekend. Invite your friends over, and celebrate accordingly!
Happy, Happy FRI-YAY! I love this time of year with all my heart. It’s still hotter than Hades in Florida, but we pretend with all our fall foods, and events. The next several weeks in Tampa Bay, you’ll find many an Oktoberfest (the legit Oktoberfest in Germany ends this weekend, but it seems to last throughout October in the U.S.)
I have a super small confession to make: I’m not a huge craft beer drinker. I know, I know…then why do I love Oktoberfests so much? I honestly don’t know. I also love playing trivia with my friends at local breweries in the area, and rarely love the brews, or the price tag.
It’s all about atmosphere. I do usually find 1-2 beers I like, but it’s generally at the expense of my wallet, after trying several other beers, until I find the winner.
Last week for example, one of my sisters and I went to dinner at a local brewery, and I asked for a cider (generally a safe choice for me), but the only cider available was Crispin, and I really dislike their cider (sorry, Crispin…clearly we won’t be working together, any time soon). It’s just tastes watered down to me. So my server suggested a raspberry ale…and I love the Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat, and I was quite excited. Turns out the Framboise Raspberry is so not my fave, annnnnd it was $11. Whoops.
So I decided to do the next best thing this year; I picked up a six-pack of mix and match brews to try at home. I invited friends over to “celebrate” with me over Beer Cheese Dip. I’m just sad I didn’t think of this sooner, you guys.
This Beer Cheese Dip is insanely easy to make, it’s super cheesy, thick and OMG, I WANT THE WHOLE BOWL. With just four ingredients (five, technically. I don’t usually count spices as an ingredient), this cheesy dip is less processed than most cheese dips you’ll find.
It is super tasty with homemade pretzel bites (I used this recipe), apples, carrots, basically anything you can think of to dip into a warm vat of cheese, yo’. Throw it in a mini crock pot should you feel so inclined and rate your favorite beers with friends! This dip is perfect for all your football par-tays as well #holla.
4 ingredient Beer Cheese Dip
- 2 tablespoons butter - I like Kerrygold
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch - or cornstarch
- 12 ounces beer of choice
- 16 ounce block of cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add butter. Once melted, add minced garlic cloves and saute 1-2 minutes. Whisk in arrowroot (or cornstarch) until a roux is formed (texture will be pasty).
- Pour in 12 oz beer, and half of cheese; whisk together.
- Slowly add in remaining cheese, and mix well until smooth, and melty.
- Serve immediately, or transfer to a mini crockpot to keep warm during a party.
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This sounds delicious! I recently tried a white beer cheese and loved it, but I’m interested in trying this yellow one with cheddar, too. Does it stay creamy for a while or does it thicken and solidify unless you keep it hot?
I’ve only ever kept it warm when serving. When I took it out of the fridge to re-heat, it did have a thin layer on top, but once I stirred it, it was fine 🙂
This looks delicious and easy – a great combination. I have a few dates in front of the tv for football coming up, Ill have to add this to the list of goodies to feature on the menu.
I love beer cheese and with so few ingredients I need to try this, sounds delicious.
Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker says
LOVE “Fun Eats Fri-YAY!!!” And this recipe makes it even better with its super short ingredient list. Seriously cannot wait to try this out – PINNED!
Oh my!! I have all the ingredients so I’m making this tonight. Yum!
OK, when my challenge is over it is GAME ON with these. I want this so bad!! Looks so good!
Thanks, Jenn! At least when you’re done with your challenge, you know this dip is somewhat clean 🙂
Oh this looks good!!! Thanks for posting the recipe. I love beer cheese with pretzels.
I’ve been looking for a good beer cheese and pretzel recipe. I made one once that was not so good. Can’t wait to try it.
So baking isn’t my thing, and I found this pretzel recipe to be so easy. I love this dip (not biased!)…we also dipped apples and carrots with it – so good!
Meg Taylor says
I am the same way as you… not a huge craft beer fan, but I love beer fests and the whole atmosphere! This beer cheese looks soooo good.
Biana @ Blovedboston says
This is probably the only way I’ll consume beer lol! I can’t drink it at all so thanks for this recipe – looks and sounds delicious! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston