Beer Cheese Crack Dip

Beer Cheese Crack Dip – a must for parties and game day! Super easy to make with only 5 ingredients. Beer, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, cream cheese, and bacon. Can make in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. You might want to double the recipe. This is always the first thing to go at our parties!

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Beer Cheese Dip Recipe with Bacon and Ranch

This Beer Cheese Crack Dip is a new favorite. I took this to our game day party last weekend and it was gone in a flash! I should have doubled the recipe! Cream cheese, ranch seasoning, cheddar cheese, bacon, and beer. SO simple and it tastes great! This is a must for parties and an afternoon snack. Give it a try! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What does CRACK mean?

If a recipe has “crack” in the title it means that the recipe has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the ingredients. It all started with my Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck. 

According to the dictionary, the definition of crack is “of superior excellence or ability”. We think the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch fits this definition! This recipe is most definitely of superior excellence!

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How to Make Beer Cheese Dip

This dip is effortless to make with only 5 simple ingredients. In a bowl, stir together room temperature cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, bacon, and shredded cheese. Add beer and stir until combined. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Transfer the dip mixture to a serving dish and serve with soft pretzels, tortilla chips, and veggies.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you are sensitive to ranch seasoning, adjust the amount to your personal preference. 
  • I suggest a lager beer in this dip. I use Miller Lite or Truck Stop Honey.
  • Does this dip have a strong beer flavor? No. The ranch seasoning really mellows out the beer taste.
  • I use sharp cheddar cheese in this dip. Feel free to use any cheese that you prefer. Gouda, mozzarella, pepper jack, or gruyere 
  • Add a dash of cayenne pepper or paprika for a little kick.
  • Can Beer Cheese Crack Dip be made in advance? Yes. The dip will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with Cheese Dip

This is great for parties and game day celebrations. We like to serve this with pretzels and soft pretzel bites.  It is equally delicious with some broccoli florets, carrots, celery, and cauliflower. Serve the leftover dip on top of a burger. AMAZING!! Give this easy recipe a try the next time you have a get-together. It is sure to be a hit!

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Beer Cheese Crack Dip

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Beer Cheese Crack Dip – a must for parties and game day! Super easy to make with only 5 ingredients. Beer, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, cream cheese, and bacon. Can make in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. You might want to double the recipe. This is always the first thing to go at our parties!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (1-oz) packet Ranch dressing mix
  • ½ cup cooked chopped bacon
  • ½ cup beer

Instructions:

  • Combine cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon, and ranch seasoning in a medium bowl. Mix by hand or with a hand-held mixer.
  • Gradually stir in beer.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes:

  • If you are sensitive to ranch seasoning, adjust the amount to your personal preference. 
  • I suggest a lager beer in this dip. I use Miller Lite or Truck Stop Honey.
  • Does this dip have a strong beer flavor? No. The ranch seasoning really mellows out the beer taste.
  • I use sharp cheddar cheese in this dip. Feel free to use any cheese that you prefer. Gouda, mozzarella, pepper jack, or gruyere 
  • Add a dash of cayenne pepper or paprika for a little kick.
  • Can Beer Cheese Crack Dip be made in advance? Yes. The dip will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Steph

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  1. I love this dip, I make it for tailgating every year! I like to dip pretzels in it, but putting it on burgers sounds delicious!

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