Beer Cheese in a Bread Bowl
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
Makes20 servings (2-1/2 cups dip)
- 1 round loaf (1 pound) pumpernickel bread
- 2 jars (5 ounces each) sharp American cheese spread
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
- 1/2 cup bacon bits
- Cut top fourth off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Cube removed bread; set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine cheese spread and cream cheese. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in beer. Microwave, uncovered, 20 seconds longer. Stir in bacon.
- Fill bread shell with cheese dip. Serve with reserved bread cubes.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 147 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 506mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Oct 1, 2019
I used a round Ukranian loaf and non-alcoholic beer. I used 2 jars of Old English Sharp Cheese Spread! This was a delicious recipe!
Oct 2, 2016
Looked really special and tasted pretty good. We added pretzels nuggets for dipping.
Feb 22, 2014
A hit with the guys! Love that there very few dishes! Easy to keep most of the stuff on hand. Of course, I have a teenage boy so we had to up the bacon
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 11, 2014
What a great new twist on the sourdough bread bowl - I did add some onion to the mix before cooking - but it was awesome and a lot of good comments because of the bread
Jan 13, 2013
Only needs 1 jar of cheese as it was too strong tasting.
Jan 1, 2013
Didn't have bacon. Added ground red pepper (1/8 tsp) and garlic powder (1/4 tsp).
Feb 5, 2012
This was deeelicious! I added a little minced garlic and fried my own bacon. The beer really gives it a wonderful flavor. Will definitely make again.
Nov 27, 2011
Very easy to make, good flavor, went over really well at Super Bowl party - especially with the guys who liked the "beer" appeal!
Nov 15, 2011
I think this is the recipe that was such a hit when I made it before. I usually can't stand fake cheese, but in this recipe, it works. My only complaint is that the jarred cheese called for is a tad bit pricey, so I can't make it very often. Still, I would definitely make it again!