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3 Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip

Awesome 3-Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip - Easy Queso Recipe for #CincodeMayo! #cheese #queso #cheesedipSmooth and creamy Beer Cheese Dip with a hint of spice. This easy 3 ingredient queso recipe is just what the medico ordered for Cinco de Mayo!

3-Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip - Easy Queso Recipe for #CincodeMayo! #cheese #queso #cheesedip

Who doesn’t love a big pot of molten cheese?

(There is a wrong answer to that question, just so you know.)

A good queso recipe is something every cook should have in their arsenal, and today’s beer cheese dip is incredible, not only because it requires just three ingredients, but because it tastes so darn good.

How To: 3-Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip - Easy Queso Recipe for #CincodeMayo! #cheese #queso #cheesedip

A homemade queso recipe is a thing of beauty. I have several recipes that I alternate through for parties and events, but this beer cheese dip is truly one of my favorites.

It’s bursting with spice, salty-nutty essence from the cheese, and hoppy goodness.

If you like a nice bottled brew, and you love cheese, you are going to want to kiss my face after tasting this.

I’ll set up a kissing booth in preparation.

Easy 3-Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip - Easy Queso Recipe for #CincodeMayo! #cheese #queso #cheesedip

I started with a local spring brew, Highland Little Hump. You can use one of your favorite beers. Just pick one that is light and refreshing, not heavy and robust. Then whisk in cream cheese and shredded pepper jack cheese.

Once the cheese has melted into the beer, you have a smooth creamy, slightly spicy queso recipe with a bright wheaty beer quality.

It’s thin enough to pour over pasta or Mexican dishes as a cheese sauce, yet is great for dipping.

Simple 3-Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip - Easy Queso Recipe for #CincodeMayo! #cheese #queso #cheesedip

Beer Cheese Dip

Yield: 12+ servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 12 ounces bottled beer, pick something light and crisp
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 pound pepper jack cheese


  1. Pour the beer in a medium sauce pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Cut the cream cheese into cubes and place in the pot. Then shred the pepper jack and add it to the pot.
  2. Whisk continually until both cheeses have melted and the beer cheese dip is smooth. It will look a little thin, but will thicken the moment it starts to cool.

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40 Responses to “3 Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip”

  1. Jennaposted April 30, 2014 at 4:21 am

    this dip looks absolutely dreamy! I love how simple and easy it is to make!


  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted April 30, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Ummm beer and cheese? That is the language my hubby speaks, so he is going to go crazy over this dip! And, because you’re right – everyone does love a pot of molten cheese – I’ll go crazy for it too! Pinned!


  3. dcposted April 30, 2014 at 6:47 am

    I live close enough to the Wisconsin border to hear those folks cheering already! Yum!


  4. Tieghanposted April 30, 2014 at 6:53 am

    This looks just amazing, Sommer! Nothing can beat and easy beer cheese dip like this!


  5. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainerposted April 30, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Simply the best. Would be great to take to a Cinco de Mayo party for sure! Love cheese!


  6. Jenny Flakeposted April 30, 2014 at 6:54 am

    What a dip!! Oooey gooey deliciousness :)


  7. Julie @ Table for Twoposted April 30, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Love that cheesy goodness and love that it’s only 3 ingredients!!


  8. marlaposted April 30, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Totally LOVE this dip!!


  9. Christine from Cook the Storyposted April 30, 2014 at 7:31 am

    What’s not to love about this dip?! AWESOME!


  10. Christine @ Cooking with Cakesposted April 30, 2014 at 7:45 am

    ummm you combined booze + cheese in a three ingredient dish!? hi, this is the greatest ish ever.


  11. Kristin Sposted April 30, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Um, yeah, I want this RIGHT NOW!


  12. Heather Christoposted April 30, 2014 at 8:44 am

    jeez, you won’t have to twist my arm to try this!


  13. Gabyposted April 30, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Totally irresistible!


  14. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted April 30, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    That’s one sturdy cheese dip!! I love a dip you can stand a chip in!


  15. Angie (@angiesrecipess)posted May 1, 2014 at 4:22 am

    The cheese dip looks super duper delicious, Sommer.
    p.s I have transferred all my email subscriptions to feedly…so in case you receive an email about my unsubscription…don’t think that I don’t like you any more :-))
    Have a blessed and beautiful day!


  16. Missposted May 1, 2014 at 6:24 am

    This is my kind of cheese dip!


  17. Kendra @ Prepping Partiesposted May 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

    YUM!! This is must-eat for the weekend! Thanks for sharing!!


  18. Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)posted May 2, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I saw the title in my rss reader and I’m pretty sure I started drooling. I can’t think of a more perfect dip!


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  21. Melanieposted May 7, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I made this for cinco de mayo. So good and easy!


  22. Shainaposted May 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I’m always game for a good queso, and what could be better than one spiked with beer?


  23. Linda Barlettoposted July 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Do you think you could use this dips to make mac and cheese? Could you use Chipotle Beer?


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  25. Amanda Wposted September 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Do you think the alcohol cooks out of this? I’d love love love to try this but, alas, am preggers…


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  27. Michelle C.posted September 26, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Does this need to stay warm? Thinking about taking it to a trivia night where the snacks will be out on the table while we play. Just wondering if I need to keep it in a crockpot.


    • Sommer — September 26th, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

      Hi Michelle, It does stay loose for a little while, but would be better off warming in a crockpot.


      • Katie — October 26th, 2015 @ 1:54 pm

        Have you made in a crock pot? Or cook on stove, and transfer to crock pot to keep warm?

  28. Aliposted October 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    what beer did you use or do you suggest?


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  34. Johnposted May 27, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Very bland and no flavor


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  36. Zylo @ Fanofstuff.composted July 3, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Oh thank god. I just tried the new Pace beer and cheese dip and it was disgusting. Like, so so so bad. I just wrote a review of it on my other blog and posted a link to this recipe as an alternative to pre-packaged torture. (Seriously, it was so bad). I’ll have to try this now just to get the taste out of my mouth!

    In case you wanted to see it, I posted it here: http://junkmunch.com/2015/07/03/pace-beer-cheese-dip/


  37. brewbetterposted October 7, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I like the combo.  You can make this in a crock pot and it will make itself.  Nice.  Will make this for a homemade pretzel dip.  Life is good.


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