This beer cheese dip is the perfect compliment to any appetizer spread or as an everyday snack. Try it with your favorite low carb crackers, homemade low carb soft pretzels, celery or just by the spoonful – no judgement here!
I can count the number of beers I’ve had on my 2 hands. I’m not a big drinker, and I’m definitely not a fan of beer … or wasn’t anyway.
There is a local burger restaurant near me that serves an appetizer that is seriously out of this world. It’s deep fried pretzel soft pretzels, served with a warm beer cheese dip. There are some other dipping sauces that come with it as well, but none of them matter after you taste the beer cheese!
It wasn’t until I tasted this appetizer a couple years ago, that I actually began to appreciate the flavor of beer. It gives so much richness and body when it’s added to the right recipe.
To come up with this beer cheese dip, I first started looking into low carb beer options. I was actually surprised to see that there are several, widely available varieties. The 2 with the best macros were Budweiser Select 55, and Michelob Ultra. They both come in at under 2 net carbs per bottle! (You can find a very helpful article with more info on low carb beer options HERE)
I kept the seasoning super light for this dip, because I really wanted to beer to shine. I do like to add a little bit of cayenne for the tiniest bit of heat – but you could leave that out if heat isn’t your thing.
Do yourself a favor, and whip up some low carb soft pretzels to go with this dip, you won’t be sorry! THIS is the recipe that I used, but there are a few others that you can find on Pinterest.
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Beer Cheese Dip
- Combine the butter, beer, mustard, 1/2 tsp of paprika, and cayenne pepper in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
- Allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in cream cheese, and heavy cream and shredded cheese. Stir until well combined.
- Return to stove over low heat and simmer for another 5 minutes stirring frequently.
- Transfer to a serving dish and top with additional paprika if desired.