Last Updated on August 19, 2023
Bring your next party to the next level with this Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip! It’s creamy, cheesy, and full of flavor.
Serve it up with some pretzel rings for dipping and you’ve got a crowd-pleasing appetizer that everyone will love. This dip is surprisingly easy to make at home in just minutes – no need to go out to the restaurant.
Learn all the secrets behind making a restaurant-quality pretzel ring beer cheese dip right in your own kitchen, and get ready to wow your guests!
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What is Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip?
Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip is a delicious appetizer that’s perfect for parties or game days. It features a creamy cheese dip that’s made with cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese, Dijon mustard, chives, garlic powder, pale ale beer, and spices.
This combination of ingredients creates a unique flavor that’s both cheesy and slightly tangy. The dip is served with homemade pretzel rings for dipping.
The rings are made from biscuit dough that’s been rolled flat, cut into circles, brushed with an egg wash, and sprinkled with baking soda and cheddar cheese. When the rings bake in the oven they puff up to create a crispy exterior and a fluffy center.
What does it taste like?
Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip has a creamy, cheesy flavor that’s slightly tangy from the Dijon mustard. The pale ale beer adds a unique depth of flavor and slight hoppy bitterness.
The pretzel rings are crisp on the outside and fluffy in the center with plenty of cheesy goodness throughout. A sprinkle of coarse salt over the top of the rings adds a salty crunch that pairs perfectly with the dip.
How did I first get introduced to the Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip?
I first got introduced to Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip when I was searching for a new appetizer to serve at my next get-together. My friends had raved about this dip before, and I wanted to make it for them so they could enjoy the delicious flavor.
After some research, I discovered that it was surprisingly easy to make restaurant-quality Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip right in my own kitchen.
I was excited to give it a try, so I gathered up the ingredients and started prepping the recipe. The process of making the dip itself was fairly straightforward – just mix together some shredded cheese, cream cheese, spices, and beer.
Once that was done, I moved on to making the pretzel rings. Rolling out the biscuit dough and cutting out the circles felt like a fun science experiment, and I couldn’t wait to see how they’d turn out after baking in the oven.
Once everything was ready, I served up the dip with some crispy pretzel rings on the side. It looked so beautiful that my friends were almost hesitant to try it – until they tasted the first bite.
The creamy, cheesy dip was so full of flavor that even my pickiest eater couldn’t help but go back for more. And the pretzel rings were perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy in the center – a great contrast to the smoothness of the dip.
I’m so glad I discovered Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip – it’s now become a staple at all my get-togethers. My friends and family always rave about it, and I love making it for them to enjoy.
It’s such an easy dish that even the most novice cooks can make restaurant-quality appetizers in no time. If you haven’t tried this dip yet, I highly recommend giving it a try! You won’t be disappointed.
How to make Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip?
Making Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip is surprisingly easy and quick. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make restaurant-quality appetizers right in your own kitchen:
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- Cheddar: This is the main ingredient in your dip and will give it that delicious cheesy flavor.
- Mozzarella: This cheese gives a creamy texture to the dip.
- Cream Cheese: Softened cream cheese will help thicken the dip and make it extra rich.
- Dijon Mustard: A little bit of mustard adds an extra dimension of flavor to the dip.
- Chives: For a bit of freshness and flavor, add in freshly chopped chives.
- Garlic Powder: A pinch of garlic powder adds a subtle kick to the dip.
- Pale Ale Beer: This ingredient gives the dip an extra depth of flavor that you can’t get from any other ingredient.
- Kosher Salt & Pepper: To season the dip and bring out all of the amazing flavors in it.
- Refrigerated Biscuits: These are used to make the pretzel rings that go with your dip.
- Baking Soda: This ingredient is necessary for making the pretzel rings as it helps create a crispy texture on the outside and a fluffy center.
- Egg & Water Mixture: To brush on your biscuits before baking to give them a golden color.
- Coarse Salt: To sprinkle on your pretzel rings for extra crunch and flavor.
Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese, Dijon mustard, chives, garlic powder, beer, and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper. Mix until completely combined.
Roll out biscuit dough on a lightly floured surface to about ⅛-inch thick. Cut out circles of dough with a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Brush the top of each circle with egg wash. Combine baking soda and remaining ¾ cup cheddar in a small bowl, then sprinkle over top of each biscuit. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake until golden brown and cooked through about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving warm with Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip.
– You can also make the pretzel rings ahead of time and store them in an airtight container for up to a week.
– If you’re looking for a spicier dip, add some hot sauce or diced jalapenos.
– To get an even crispier crust on your pretzel rings, brush them with melted butter before baking.
Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip Recipe
- 1 ¾ cup shredded cheddar, divided
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella
- 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened
- 1 ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives, plus more for garnish
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup pale ale beer (we love the Sierra Nevada)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (16.3-oz.) can refrigerated biscuits
- 2 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 large egg, mixed with 1 tablespoon water, for brushing biscuits
- Coarse salt
- Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese, Dijon mustard, chives, garlic powder, beer, and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper. Mix until completely combined.
- Roll out biscuit dough on a lightly floured surface to about ⅛-inch thick. Cut out circles of dough with a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Brush the top of each circle with egg wash. Combine baking soda and remaining ¾ cup cheddar in a small bowl, then sprinkle over top of each biscuit. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
- Bake until golden brown and cooked through about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving warm with Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip.
Calories: 1100 kcal, Carbohydrates: 72g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 75g, Saturated Fat: 37g, Cholesterol: 157mg, Sodium: 2107mg, Potassium: 170mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A : 827IU , Vitamin C : 1 mg , Calcium : 276 mg
What to serve with Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip?
Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip pairs perfectly with an array of side dishes. Here are some ideas to get you started:
– Chips and Salsa
– Fries or Tater Tots
– Roasted Veggies
– Fresh Fruit
– Soft Pretzels
– Crackers or Pita Bread
– Vegetable Crudites
– Cheese Cubes
– Olives or Pickles
How to store leftover Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip?
Leftover Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
To reheat, place a portion of the dip in a shallow dish and heat it in the microwave until warmed through, stirring occasionally. Alternatively, you can warm it slowly on the stovetop over low heat.
You can also freeze any leftover dip in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. To serve, thaw the dip overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat it following the instructions above.
Can pregnant women eat this?
Yes, pregnant women can safely eat Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip as long as all the ingredients are cooked or pasteurized.
Be sure to double-check that any dairy products used are pasteurized and that the cream cheese has been softened at room temperature instead of microwaved.
Additionally, make sure to avoid adding in any extra ingredients (such as hot sauce or diced jalapenos) that may be too spicy for pregnant women.
Is this dish vegan?
No, this dish is not suitable for vegans since it contains dairy products and eggs.
Can I make the pretzel rings ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the pretzel rings a few days in advance and store them in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Do I need to use beer in this?
No, you don’t have to use beer in this recipe. You can replace it with a non-alcoholic beverage such as apple cider or even just water. The dip will still be delicious!
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip! This dish is a delicious and easy way to make restaurant-quality appetizers right in your own kitchen.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this tasty dip that your friends and family will love. So get cooking and enjoy some delicious pretzel ring beer cheese dip soon!
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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.