Beer Cheese Dip has been around for ages but this 4-ingredient recipe is our absolute favorite! This dip is made with just beer, shredded cheese, and spicy diced tomatoes, making it a recipe you will make again and again. Game Day has never been more delicious (or easier)!
- Why We Love This Beer Cheese Recipe
- Variations on Beer Cheese Dip for Pretzels
- How to Store and Reheat
- How to Keep Warm
- Serving Suggestions
- More Beer Cheese Recipes To Try
- 5-Star Review
- Beer Cheese Dip Recipe
- Email This Recipe
- Becky’s tips
- Nutrition Information
- How to Make Beer Cheese Step by Step
Why We Love This Beer Cheese Recipe
This Beer Cheese Dip Recipe has made it to every tailgating party I’ve attended since I first started making it. That’s a lot of happy cheese lovers!
- Easy. With just 4 ingredients, this is my easiest queso recipe yet!
- Creamy. This dip has cream cheese to keep it soft even as it cools!
- Flavorful. It’s amazing how much a can of Rotel and a light beer does for the flavor of this dip!
Variations on Beer Cheese Dip for Pretzels
I recommend using a light beer in this recipe for the best taste. I used Coors Light, but Bud also works well. For a light-tasting regular beer, a wheat beer, pilsner, or pale lager works well. You could get creative and add more ingredients such as crumbled chorizo or ground beef, but I prefer my recipes with just 4 ingredients when possible.
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How to Store and Reheat
If you have any leftover beer cheese dip, pour it into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To reheat, add a splash of milk and heat in the microwave in 15-30 second increments, stirring between each increment to make sure it’s fully heated through.
I do not recommend freezing this dip because it will be too grainy when thawed and reheated.
How to Keep Warm
To keep this dip warm throughout the day, pour it into a slow cooker, and set it to WARM. This will keep it hot, smooth, and creamy throughout the whole party.
Of course, this dip and soft pretzels are a match made in heaven. Pretzel dogs? Even better! But it’s also great with tortilla chips, chicken nachos, or baked tacos. Wash it down with a beer or beergaritas!
More Beer Cheese Recipes To Try
“Made this with Miller lite and it turned out great! We used Rotel with habaneros for spicineness.” -Gabby
How to Make Beer Cheese Step by Step
Boil the Beer: Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour in 12 ounces (1 bottle) of light beer and allow it to come to a boil. It may foam a bit. While waiting to boil, cut 8 ounces (1 brick) of cream cheese into 1-inch chunks.
Add the Cream Cheese: Once boiling, add the cream cheese chunks to the beer. Use a whisk to stir until fully melted and combined.
Add the Cheese: Once creamy and fully melted, add 4 cups of shredded Mexican blend cheese, about ½ cup at a time, stirring with the whisk until melted before adding more. Stop when the queso is to your desired consistency. For me, this was 4 cups but I REALLY like cheese. 3-4 cups should be perfect.
Stir in the Rotel: Once the cheese is fully melted, stir in 14.5 ounces (1 can) of Rotel. Serve immediately with your fave chips.