Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon

With fall in the air and football season well underway, it’s the perfect time for this Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon. Made in a slow cooker, this dip is rich with flavor and likely to become your new favorite appetizer recipe.

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Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon:

It’s been a hot minute since I created an appetizer recipe, so I’m busting out this Beer Cheese Dip to celebrate the season. In fact, if you’re looking for delicious and beautifully presented fall appetizer recipes, you’ve come to the right place.

My Taste of the Seasons blogger friends and I are back with another collection of recipes. I’ve linked all of them up at the end of this post. From dips to breads to cheeses, there’s something for everyone. So if you are in need of an autumn-inspired snack, this is the post for you.

Looking for more tasty and cozy fall appetizer recipes? You got it! I have a blog post dedicated to my favorite fall snack and bites. You can find that HERE.

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If you’ve never tasted a beer cheese dip, I heartily recommend trying it. When I was growing up, my mom made one with Old English cheese that she served with cubed bread. Our family loved it.

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This recipe reminds me a lot of that dip, but the deliciousness has been taken to a new level with thick-cut bacon, freshly grated cheddar cheese, and several other savory ingredients.

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Served warm, this dip is great for the cool weather that comes with fall. It’s one of those dishes that will warm you from the inside out. And, as I mentioned above, it tastes so-o-o good! When I made this, the weather was so perfectly fall so I set this dip up on my little side porch to take my photo. If you missed it, you can see how I decked out my porch for the fall here.

How to Make Beer Cheese Dip:

In addition to its fantastic flavor, this recipe is also easy to make because it all comes together in a slow cooker.

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Just toss the main ingredients into a greased slow cooker, set it on low, and let it do its thing for a couple hours. As the cheese starts to melt, give it a stir every so often. After a few hours, all the cheese will be melted, and you will have a smooth, creamy, and flavor-packed dip.

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What beer is best for beer cheese dip:

For the beer, I recommend using an amber or a lager. I used Yuengling since I had some on hand following my dad’s visit. I would avoid anything that has an added flavor to it like pumpkin, citrus, etc.

I should also mention, you could also use a non-alcoholic beer if needed or desired.

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A bit before serving, stir in the cream.

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When you’re ready to serve, top the cheesy goodness with more bacon and chopped green onions. Perfection! You can leave your Beer Cheese Dip in the slow cooker, but I chose to serve mine in a fancy bowl.

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If you liked this Beer Cheese Dip, check out these recipes:

No matter how you serve it, this Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon is certain to be a new fall favorite!


Taste of the Seasons Fall Appetizer Recipes:

Spinach Artichoke + Green Chile Dip by Ella Claire | Baked Garlic Knots by Sweet C’s | Savory Pumpkin Hummus by Zevy Joy | Spiced Warm Brie by Boxwood Avenue | Sea Salt Dinner Rolls and Herb Butter by House 214 Design

Roasted Stuffed Figs by Town and Country Living | Cranberry Sweet Potato Rounds by Tidy Mom | Gluten Free Baked Brie by Taryn Whiteaker | Healthy Pumpkin Dip by Tidbits | Fig Prosciutto Sweet Potato Bites by The Chronicles of Home

Beet Bruschetta with Goat Cheese and Basil by My Sweet Savannah | Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip by Inspired by Charm | Pumpkin Sheet Pan Nachos by Farmhouse of Boone | Everything but the Bagel Bubble Bread by Nest of Posies | Garlic Smashed Potatoes by Julie Blanner

Olive Pecan Cheese Log by anderson + grant | Stuffed Peppers by Nesting with Grace | Chicken Cranberry Meatballs by Shabby Fu Fu | Chicken Pot Pie Bites by Nina Hendrick | Cranberry Almond Mini Cheese Ball Bites by Summer Adams

Beer Cheese Dip Recipe:

Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon

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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, bacon, beer cheese dip, beer dip, cheese, fall recipe
Servings: 10
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
With fall in the air and football season well underway, it's the perfect time for this Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon. Made in a slow cooker, this dip is rich with flavor and likely to become your new favorite appetizer recipe.


  • 20 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup beer - amber or lager
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound bacon - cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 green onions - chopped
  • Soft pretzel bites or cubed challah bread


  • To a greased 3-qt slow cooker, add the cream cheese, sour cream, dijon, garlic powder, beer, cheese, and about 1/4 cup of the bacon.
  • Stirring occasionally, cook covered on slow, for 3-4 hours or until the mixture is smooth and heated through.
  • About 30 minutes before serving, stir in the heavy cream.
  • When ready to serve, top with the onion and remaining bacon. Serve with pretzel bites or cubed bread.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 566kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 18gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 736mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1265IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 316mgIron: 1mg
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Edited to add: A big shout-out to Ashley of Cheese Curd in Paradise for this recipe. A friend of mine shared this recipe with me and I wasn’t aware of it’s original source. Thankfully, Ashley reached out to let me know it was hers. Credit to her for the inspiration. Be sure to visit Cheese Curds in Paradise for more delicious recipes!

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  • Heather at

    HI! This looks delicious – Do you think this could be made into soup by cutting some of the cream cheese, and adding cream and maybe some chicken stock.

  • judy at

    could you use non-fat plain greek yogurt in place of the sour cream?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I don’t know. I’ve never made it with greek yogurt. I recommend the recipe as written, but youre welcome to change it up if you’d like.

      xo Michael

  • Sarah at

    I was looking to serve a dip that I haven’t served before and our guests loved it! Flavorful and easy to make. Even better the next day.

  • Lor Wagner at

    Oh my GOSH such a beautiful presentation , I have made beer cheese dip many times but this tops the list it is so much richer than what I have served. As always you are over the top!

  • Ashley Lecker at

    Hey! I am the owner and creator of Cheese Curd In Paradise and I posted a recipe very similar in 2015. My recipe was also submitted to Taste of Home and won a contest shortly after.
    Here is my link:
    Here is my recipe on Taste of Home:

    As you can see the recipes go beyond coincidence similarities. I do have copyright information in my policy as well as information on if you are using my recipe for inspiration or literal ingredient use as far as ingredients.

    I ask that you credit my site back for the recipe that you have published- which is totally appropriate and normal in the blog world.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Ashley, Thank you SO much for this information! My goal is to always give credit where is due. A friend shared this recipe with me and on her copy it wasn’t sourced. I had no idea it was from you site or Taste of Home. Shame on my for not researching it more thoroughly. I’ve added credit to you on my blog post.

      Again, thank you for letting me know. I really appreciate it!

      xo Michael

  • K~ at

    Wow but I don’t have a slow cooker, how would I make this, just bake?

  • Galina Sundberg at

    Michael! Love you! You are in “the will”.
    Any chance we can have the calories and nutritional values for the recipes that are BLOWING MY MIND?

  • Nathan Finkbiner at

    Want to do this for a wedding appetizer. How many people would you say this serves?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s always hard to tell with dips. I’d say 15-20. But if it was the only appetizer, maybe less.

      xo Michael

  • Pat at

    Off the charts!!! Served this dip this past Saturday at a girls get-together weekend. We were outside for a couple of hours in the chilly weather and came back to the house and devoured it. I could not find the pretzel bites, so bought pretzel buns and cut them up. (Side note: we tried crackers, but the bread was so much better with this dip.) Thanks, Michael, for a fabulous dip, once again.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I love to hear this Pat!! Thanks so much for sharing! It’s so funny because I made this dip again this weekend for my family and my grocery store was sold out of the bites, so I used cut up pretzel buns too! It was perfect. Great minds!

      xo Michael

  • Amie Freling at

    Michael- As you know I love all your home decor posts but I am obsessed with your recipes. Going to try this for Football Sunday gatherings. Maybe it may give my Buffalo Bills some good luck. LOL!

  • sarah at

    Michael – this looks delicious and I would love to try. Do you have a complete list of the ingredients posted somewhere? Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! The full recipe is listed towards the end of the post. Hope that helps!

      xo Michael

  • Stephanie Winebrenner at

    crazy question …. Where do you gett the bowl on the pedestal? Luv it.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I found it at HomeGoods a year or so ago.

      xo Michael

  • Cheryl Sousan at

    Where has this been all my life? I love beer cheese dip!!

  • Dana at

    Ok, Ok, Ok… where did you get those delicious looking pretzels???? I want to make this dip this weekend and I feel those pretzels are a MUST!!! lol

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They sell them at Giant Eagle – my local grocery store (with a crappy dip I threw away). There’s also a pretzel place nearby that sells them too.

      xo Michael

  • Krissy Allori at

    Beer, cheese and bacon are my love language! Such a great recipe… especially for game day! YUM!

  • Aimee Shugarman at

    I’m positive my family will inhale this dip so fast, I’ll need to double the recipe! Also, those little pretzel nuggets must be used 🙂

  • Julie at

    How delicious is this dip! Wow! It’s a great go to for game day!

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