Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Beer Cheese Dip

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

Thanks again to all of you who stopped over from Bloggers Blog of Note - I'm so glad you are here!  Tasty Tuesdays is weekly recipe link party I host.  Feel free to link up your recipes or just check out all the great ones linked up!

I have a super easy and really delicious appetizer for you today:  Beer Cheese Dip.  Now if that doesn't sound perfect for Fall, I don't know what does!

This recipe was published in the October 2011 issue of Grand Rapids Magazine and is from Chef Justin Golinski of Founders Brewing Co.  I adapted it slightly, just changing a few quantities.

I didn't have any Founders beer so I used a pale ale from Bell's.

This recipe is so easy - it only takes a few minutes to put it all together

- 1 pound cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup smoked Gouda, shredded
- 6 oz of beer, your choice.  The original recipe calls for an IPA
- 1 cup baby spinach, rough chopped
- 1/2 medium-sized red bell pepper, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings

Preheat oven to 325.  Combine and mix all of the ingredients thoroughly in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Transfer to baking dish.  Bake 35-40 minutes.  Stir once, halfway through cooking time.  If desired, set under broiled for a minute to brown top of dip.  Serves with tortilla chips, pita chips, or toast point.

See, I told you it was easy!

What did you cook this week?

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  1. Good morning, Alissa!

    Linking up for the first time! I sure have enjoyed perusing your sweet place here :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. I know nothing about beers and ales and these "types" of drinks .... so ... why ale and not beer?
    Pink Hugs

  3. We were at a restaurant Friday night that served a Beer Cheese Soup. I didn't try it, but it sounded so good. I can't wait to try this. I had seen something sort of similar on Pinterest, and it is served with fresh soft pretzels. Yumm!

  4. Looks tasty enough ;) I like this dip.

  5. Hi,
    I shared my Grain-Free Fried Chicken and a video for making Salmon Patties.

  6. That looks delicious AND my hubby brews his own beer, so I will need to try this! Thanks!

    I'm also your newest follower:)


  7. All your recipes are awesome! As a college student I look for things to cook all the time and work on my cooking skills (which are non-existent). The site really does help :)

  8. Alissa, that dip looks great. Pinning it now! If you get a chance stop on over for my first giveaway! Thanks for hosting!
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets

  9. that dip looks so good. I'm making it this weekend!!

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  11. That looks so yummy Alissa! I will try that dip these holidays.

    Thanks for having me today. Hope you have a great week.

    Best wishes,

  12. Nice Blog - great looking recipe today! And a new beer for me to try! Never heard of Bell's before. Keep it up! Dan

  13. oh my goodness....soooo tantalizing!! great dip recipe! will have to make this for next Tasty Tuesday!
    I made bbq chicken wings, and baked chocolate chip cookies! nothing spectacular haha


  14. Wow! That dips looks delicious! Thanks for hosting, I've added the Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken.

  15. I am saving this one for our big Thanksgiving gathering. So many mouths to feed and I think this will be a big hit. Thanks so much!

  16. YUMMY! Can't wait to give this dip a try. I shared your recipe on my blog today...


  17. Hi Alissa,
    This dip looks delicious, although I am curious about the beer/ale in it. Does it have a really beer-ish taste to it? (I hate beer, but am really interested in how it tastes). Does the beer cook off in the oven?


  18. WOW, girl! That looks and sounds so good. I think I can even smell it! :)

  19. Can you talk about what kind of camera you are using for your blog? I run the Game Apps blog and your pictures are so much better than mine. I know a lot of your visitors have blogs and would appreciate a post of this.

  20. did you say beer and cheese. amazing! im gonna try this!

  21. Looks yummy, can i use the recipe in ?

    Keep up the good work! :)

  22. Looks yummy, can i use the recipe in Delightful Recipes ?

    Keep up the good work! :)


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