Bacon Ale Cheese Dip Recipe

Bacon Ale Cheese Dip RecipeWe’re officially well into the football and basketball season and many of us are attending football parties, family get-togethers and pre-holiday events. Whether you’re hosting a party or taking a dish along with you, here’s a great appetizer recipe that’s courtesy of THE COCOA EXCHANGE.

Bacon Ale Cheese Dip Recipe

1/2 pound bacon slices
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. POD & BEAN™ Stone Ground Mustard
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
12 oz. dark brown ale
6 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Soft pretzels for dipping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add bacon to a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté for ten minutes until just crispy and then remove and place on a sheet tray lined with foil. Allow bacon to cool and then rough chop.

In a large saucepan on medium heat, melt butter and then add the onions and cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes.

Whisk in the Dijon mustard, POD & BEAN™ Stone Ground Mustard, and the ale, scraping up the bits from the bottom of the pan.

Increase the heat and bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the cream cheese and reduce the heat to medium. Whisk the cream cheese into the ale mixture until the cheese melts and becomes creamy. Turn off the heat.

Slowly add five cups cheddar cheese to the ale mixture, stirring until the cheese melts and is smooth.

Stir in 3/4 of the bacon and save the rest to sprinkle on top.

Spray a 1 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the dip into the dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese and the rest of the crumbled bacon.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the dip is bubbling. Serve warm with soft pretzels.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love this recipe. It would be great for any party.

  2. Susan Hartman says:

    I’m starved and this recipe looks so good. These ingrediants are all my favorites! Now I’m never going to be able to go to bed. Time for a bedtime snack.

  3. This cheese dip sounds delicious!! I would love to serve during one of our football Sundays! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Cathy Jarolin says:

    Your recipe sounds so Delicious. I am a real cheese Lover..This recipe is perfect for me.. I love Bacon and the soft pretzels also! lol~ With all the up coming Holiday Celebrations this recipe will fit in perfectly. Thank You for sharing.

  5. ellen beck says:

    OK you had me with both bacon and cheese. I cant resist either ! This would make a great dip for the Holidays or game days OK any day! I like the combo and I would love the zip of the mustard in it. It sounds perfect.

  6. This dip sounds heavenly and one that I am so going to make this season. Thank you for sharing this one it has all of my favorite ingredients.

  7. Amanda @ Anchored to Sunshine says:

    Bacon, Ale, AND Cheese! Now this recipe sounds like heaven!

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