Beer Cheese Fondue Dip


Beer Cheese Fondue Dip recipe is melted cheese combined with a subtle taste of beer to make the perfect Super Bowl or game day appetizer dip!

Beer Cheese Fondue Dip. Perfect appetizer recipe for your Super Bown party or potluck!

I have a simple party snack for your Super Bowl gatherings that are happening this weekend.  As you know, I only really care about the football food on Super Bowl and not so much the game.  Sorry, football fans!  I just never got into the sport much.  As for me, I am counting down the days ’til baseball Spring training begins.  It’s coming so quickly!

This beer cheese fondue dip will be a great crowd-pleaser for any party or potluck.  I’m not too proud to say that I ate most of this without much help from anybody else and I didn’t feel so hot afterwards.  So, my only advice to you will be to make sure you share some with friends or family!

This dip can be made with any type of beer, including nonalcoholic beer.  If you don’t like a strong beer flavor I would choose a light beer or an ice brew.  But either way, the taste isn’t overpowering and I honestly hardly even tasted it, but would miss it if it wasn’t there (if that even makes sense).  You can even tweak the cheese in this recipe and use Swiss, Monterey Jack, or mix two different kinds together.

Serve with toasted bread cubes, vegetables (broccoli or cauliflower), soft pretzel bites, tortilla chips….whatever you have on hand!

Beer Cheese Fondue Dip recipe is a delicious, easy appetizer for your Super Bowl party or game day!

Beer Cheese Fondue Dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Beer Cheese Fondue Dip recipe is melted cheese combined with a subtle taste of beer to make the perfect Super Bowl or game day appetizer dip!
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper (can be omitted)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half or heavy cream
  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in beer.
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low. Toss cheese with flour and pepper; stir into saucepan until completely melted.
  3. Stir in 3-4 tablespoons cream.
  4. Transfer to a small fondue pot or 1-1/2 or 2 qt. slow cooker. Keep warm for best results; add additional cream or more beer if fondue thickens too much.
  5. Serve with toasted bread cubes, chips, pretzels, or other dipper of choice.

Recipe source:  adapted from

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

10 Responses to “Beer Cheese Fondue Dip”

  1. January 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM #

    PERFECT game day food! I’m with you… food beats football every time. 🙂 Gives me something to do while the hubs is glued to the TV!

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM #

      We have to keep ourselves occupied! 😉

  2. January 29, 2013 at 2:49 PM #

    We don’t have the super bowl here but I’m getting the idea that everyone watches it while eating food specially prepared. This looks like a very yummy dip xx

    • January 29, 2013 at 10:04 PM #

      You got the right idea! 🙂

  3. January 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM #

    Glad you liked it!

  4. Mona G.
    January 31, 2013 at 2:48 PM #

    Hi Ashley,

    What can be used in the place of a cup of beer ? This does sound like a great cheese dip, I have been looking all over for a recipe and this ones sounds great, except for the beer…

    • January 31, 2013 at 3:19 PM #

      Hi, Mona – I think chicken or vegetable broth would be a good substitute! I have never tried it that way, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work 🙂 Thanks for commenting!


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