Beer cheese and jalapeno poppers come together for one flavorful dip!
You’re going to love serving up this Jalapeño Popper Beer Cheese as an appetizer!
This dip has it all. Made to taste like jalapeno poppers, this beer cheese dip recipe is simply incredible and unique. We love the combination of flavors in every scoop. It’s creamy, spicy, hoppy, and perfect to serve alongside a cold brew and some tortilla chips. You could even choose to serve it up with some fresh-cut veggies, crackers, or simply eat it with a spoon because it’s just so good!
What is beer cheese?
Beer cheese is a cheese spread found in the US and mainly around the state of Kentucky. It’s usually a cooked cheese sauce or spread made with actual beer, milk, and some melting cheese like cheddar or gruyere.
Jalapeno poppers are usually filled with a blend of cheese, spices, and cream cheese. We are combining the two into this one simple cheese dip so neither one is made traditionally as we took the best parts from each recipe and combined them into this one luxurious dip.
- Cream cheese
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Plain Greek yogurt
For the exact amounts, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Jalapeño Popper Beer Cheese
- Combine the cream cheese, Monterey jack cheese, jalapeno, beer, and yogurt in a food processor.
- Blend together until nice and creamy and smooth.
- Place into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
- Keep stored in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Best served chilled.
How long is jalapeno popper dip good for?
Keep this dip well covered and stored in the fridge for up to 2 or 3 days. For best results, you may wish to stir the dip before serving to help redistribute and liquids that may have separated while the dip was chilling. There shouldn’t be much to mix around but it definitely doesn’t hurt to stir the cheese dip around just a tad.
What goes well with cheese dip?
This dip would be perfectly served alongside just about anything from sliced bell peppers to celery sticks and chips. You can use it with just about anything you’d normally serve with a cold cheese dip like tortilla chips, pita bread, toasted ciabatta, and more!
How do you make jalapeno dip less spicy?
There are some easy ways that you can make this dip milder and less spicy. the easiest way is to avoid adding any of the pepper seeds into the dip. The seeds are where a majority of the spice from a pepper is located. By not adding these to the dip, the dip can remain more mild. If the dip is still too spicy you can add in more cream cheese, yogurt, or even some milk or more added cheese these will help to nullify the capsaicin in the peppers
Leftover cheese you want to use up? The great news about this cheese is that it’s pretty versatile. I even use it to top off Beer Cheese Bacon Burger because the cheesy goodness and slight kick of heat work wonderfully with the sandwich. Not only that but it melts and gives a great gooey melty cheese experience that works well with the rest of the burger.
Check out these other delicious cheese dip recipes!
- Blue Cheese Dip
- Hot Melty Broccoli Cheese Dip
- Hot Bacon and Pimento Cheese Dip
- Garlic Bread Cheese Dip
- Guinness Cheese Dip
- 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
- 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 jalapeno diced
- 2/3 cup lager
- 2 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
- In a food processor, combine the cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeno, beer and yogurt. Blend until creamy and smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 225Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 56mgSodium 293mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 11g