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Pretzel Cheese Dip

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This Pretzel Cheese Dip is perfect for dipping pretzels, but also works as a chip dip or a topping for nachos. This simple five ingredient recipe should definitely be a mainstay in your recipe archives!

Serve this cheese dip with the best Homemade Pretzel Bites!

Cheese Dip

Who doesn’t love a good cheese dip? Whether it’s a Spicy Beer Cheese Dip, Pepper Jack Queso, or Southern Pimento Cheese, we love them all because there is one common ingredient –> CHEESE!

Whether it’s game day, a holiday party, or a casual backyard gathering, we love a flavorful dip. The best way to enjoy the perfect cheese dip is to serve it with some homemade pretzels and your favorite beer. While we like a good IPA or a dark beer, light beers or even non-alcoholic beer pairs well too!

Why This Recipe Works:

  • SIMPLE – Yup, just five ingredients and 15-20 minutes from start to finish!
  • CREAMY – The roux plus the cheese adds to the ultra-creamy texture of this dip. I like to let it sit for a bit after combining ingredients to let the dip get a little thicker.
  • DELICIOUS – This dip is pretty standard and starts with a roux. Adding the cheese and hot sauce adds a little heat but dfineitly not too much.
A closeup on the pretzel cheese dip.

What You’ll Need:

All of these simple ingredients are available in most grocery stores.

  • Unsalted Butter
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Milk – I use 2% milk but whole milk is a great substitute.
  • Shredded Cheese – Use a box grater to shred a chunk of sharp cheddar cheese. White cheddar or gruyere cheese could be used instead, if desired.
  • Hot Sauce – We like Frank’s.
  • Salt & Pepper
Ingredients for the pretzel cheese dip.

How to make Pretzel Cheese Dip:

Step 1
Make the roux. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir to incorporate fully.

Step 2
Add milk. Then add the warmed milk (and salt and pepper) and stir until slightly thickened.

Step 3
Add cheese and hot sauce. Finally, over a very low heat, add the shredded cheddar cheese and a little bit of hot sauce and stir well until creamy.

Step 4
Serve. Remove the pan from the heat and spoon the cheese sauce into a serving bowl. Likewise, you could add the cheesy sauce to a small crock pot to keep warm for small gatherings.

You’re ready to dip away!

Storing and Freezing

  • STORE this creamy pretzel cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • FREEZE for three to four months.

How to Serve Pretzel Cheese Dip:

  1. Serve with our soft pretzel bites or your favorite soft pretzels.
  2. Pair with tortilla chips, pretzel sticks, or your favorite snacks.
  3. Drizzle this cheesy dip over beef and bean nachos, the best chili, or a hot dog or bratwurst.

Other Snack Recipes:

If you’re entertaining, I’ve got a few other simple recipes to serve alongside the best pretzel dip.

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xoxo ~Sue

A tablespoon dipping a bowl of pretzel cheese dip.

Pretzel Cheese Dip

This Pretzel Cheese Dip is perfect for dipping pretzels, but also works as a chip dip or a topping for nachos. This simple five ingredient recipe should definitely be a mainstay in your recipe archives!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, dips
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese – freshly shredded
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Frank's hot sauce
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste

Instructions

  • Make the roux. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir to incorporate fully.
  • Add milk. Then add the warmed milk (and salt and pepper) and stir until slightly thickened.
  • Add cheese and hot sauce. Finally, over a very low heat, add the shredded cheddar cheese and a little bit of hot sauce and stir well until creamy.
  • Serve. Remove the pan from the heat and spoon the cheese sauce into a serving bowl. Likewise, you could add the cheesy sauce to a small crock pot to keep warm for small gatherings.

Notes

  • Serve with our soft pretzel bites or your favorite soft pretzels.
  • STORE this creamy pretzel cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • FREEZE for three to four months.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Awesome. Thanks for the tip to combo with the soft pretzel bites!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      No problem! 🙂

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