Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Beer Dip

Prep/Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 3 1/2 cups

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing mix until smooth. Stir in cheese. Serve with pretzels.

Tips and Tricks
Use whipped cream cheese to eliminate the need to beat the ingredients. A softer cheese also keeps your pretzels from breaking when you dip.
Make It Healthier
Use light cream cheese or neufchatel cheese. Use reduced fat cheddar.

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