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Guinness Cheddar Dip Recipe

Guinness Cheese Dip is the perfect appetizer for St. Patrick’s Day or during the first quart of the year. It uses Irish beer as the main ingredient combined with various kinds of cheese to create a creamy dip that everyone will love.

Guinness Cheddar Dip Recipe

If you are looking for an Irish pub cheese recipe, give this one a shot! This marvelous melted cheese dip is a household favorite – especially on game day. Serve it as a standalone recipe or alongside corned beef!

Guinness Cheddar Dip Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup half and half (or use whole milk)
  • 1/3 cup Guinness Beer
  • 1 brick, 8 oz, cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 small cans, 7.5 oz/10 biscuits each, refrigerated biscuits
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • coarse sea salt
  • chopped fresh green onions for serving
Guinness Cheddar Dip

How to Make Guinness Stout Cheddar Dip

Preheat oven to 350.  Cut each biscuit in half and roll each half into a ball. Set aside. 

irish cheese dip

In a saucepan, combine garlic, half and half and beer. Over medium heat, bring liquid just to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add in the cream cheese. Use a whisk to melt and smooth the cheese. Add in 1/4 cup white cheddar cheese, mozzarella, Gruyere cheese, and mustard. Whisk and continue to heat on low until completely melted. 

homemade biscuits

Meanwhile, bring 2 cups of water and baking soda to a boil. Reduce to low heat and, working in batches, add biscuits, cooking for about 1 minute until puffy and double in size. Remove from water with a slotted spoon and place into a 10″ ovenproof skillet around the edges. Coat with a pinch of kosher salt. 

Place cheese into the center of the dough and top with remaining white cheddar cheese. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown. Top with chopped onions and serve hot. 

Serves 8-10

beer and cheese appetizer

Tips and Variations:

  • You can also serve this smooth creamy Irish cheese dip with pita chips, tortilla chips, or your own pretzel bites.
  • For added flavor, consider adding Worcestershire sauce, parmesan cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, garlic powder, caramelized onions, and onion powder or incorporating Dubliner cheese into the mix.
  • You could top a hot dog with this great recipe!
dubliner cheese recipe ideas

This is the time of year to make this dish. I truly hope you try it!

Guinness Cheddar Dip

Guinness Cheese Dip Recipe

Yield: 8

Guinness Cheese Dip is the perfect appetizer for St. Patrick's Day or during the first quart of the year. It uses Irish beer as the main ingredient combined with various kinds of cheese to create a creamy dip that everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup half and half (or use whole milk)
  • 1/3 cup Guinness Beer
  • 1 brick, 8 oz, cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 small cans, 7.5 oz/10 biscuits each, refrigerated biscuits
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • coarse sea salt
  • chopped fresh green onions for serving

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350. 
    2. Cut each biscuit in half and roll each half into a ball. Set aside. 
    3. In a saucepan, combine garlic, half and half and beer. Over medium heat, bring liquid just to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add in the cream cheese.
    4. Use a whisk to melt and smooth the cheese. Add in 1/4 cup white cheddar cheese, mozzarella, Gruyere cheese, and mustard. Whisk and continue to heat on low until completely melted. 
    5. Meanwhile, bring 2 cups of water and baking soda to a boil. Reduce to low heat and, working in batches, add biscuits, cooking for about 1 minute until puffy and double in size. Remove from water with a slotted spoon and place into a 10" ovenproof skillet around the edges. Coat with a pinch of kosher salt. 
    6. Place cheese into the center of the dough and top with remaining white cheddar cheese. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown. Top with chopped onions and serve hot. 

Notes

Serves 8-10

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 531Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1844mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g

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