Total TimePrep/Total Time: 5 min.
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
- 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing mix until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese. Serve with pretzels.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 89 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
Nov 2, 2019
I followed recipe as it was presented and added: 7-oz. Genoa salami, chopped fine in food processor. I'd spread the dip on halved loaf of bread; covered and baked 15 minutes at 425o F., uncovered and baked 5 minutes. I'd broiled the dip/loaf 1 to 2 minutes. This dip is a 5* rating!
May 6, 2019
I made this years ago for a group of friends. Perfect snack! Both salty and creamy, a great combo.
Jan 14, 2019
Make sure you use Ranch Dressing and seasoning packet. Like the recipe calls for. Do not use Ranch Dip seasoning packet. That may be why some of you complained about it being too salty. The Dip packet contains almost double the salt.
Jun 27, 2018
A friend made this when 3 of us got together. We used celery, carrot sticks, green pepper 'sticks' - then got out all the crackers and pretzels we could find. Still had some left, so we warmed it a little and spread on black rye bread with ham. You can't stop eating it once you start!!
Jun 13, 2018
This dip was a hit at my work Dipalooza today! Easy and quick to make! Goes great with soft pretzel bites non salted.
Feb 5, 2018
Way too salty.....after one dip of pretzel, not one guest touched again. Did not taste beer, cream cheese taste overwhelming. Dip was tossed at end of the evening. Oh well.
Feb 5, 2018
Excellent! Was great with both regular pretzels and soft pretzels.
Feb 5, 2018
This dip was the biggest disappointment! What a waste of ingredients! I should have listened to the negative reviews on this one, in my heart I knew it wouldn't be any good. I foolishly was expecting something like a "Beer Cheese" in a dip form. First of all, you cannot taste any beer flavor at all. Secondly, it's not very cheesy, there is too much cream cheese. And as for the ranch...save it for something else, it adds nothing. I tried to spice this dip up with many spices to give it flavor to save it, I even let it sit overnight for the flavors to meld. It was TASTELESS! We ended up heating it and it was barely tolerable. This was the only dip I made for Super Bowl...what a complete disappointment. I wished I'd gone with a tried and true dip instead.
Aug 24, 2017
Great flavor and easy to make.
May 11, 2017
Winner ! I made up just 1/2 of this recipe and had quite a bit left over. I used some of it tostuff a jalapeno pepper with. Hubby really enjoyed this lightened up version. The last little bitI used to stuff celery. One recipe served 3 ways and everyone was wonderful. Ranch dressing mix can be on the salty side so I would suggest seasoning as you go along. The taste is even better the next day. I used a light beer and could not detect it at all. Great for entertaining.Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor