Fashion a round loaf of your favorite type of bread into a bowl, and fill it with this smooth, cheesy beer dip. You'll go back for bite after bite!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
1 bread bowl dip
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, garlic powder and beer in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, blend until smooth.

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  • Remove and reserve top of round bread. Hollow out the loaf, reserving removed bread pieces.

  • Spoon cream cheese mixture into the hollowed loaf. Replace bread top between servings. Use the reserved removed bread pieces for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 7.9g 3% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 30.1mg 10% DV; sodium 225.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
Great dip recipe! I cut it in half and instead of shredded cheddar cheese I used Velveeta which gave it a smooth creamy taste. All you have to do is pop it in the microwave and stir it occasionally. I also tossed in a bit of grated Parmesan for a little flair. This stuff is oh so good. I served it with "Easy Beer Bread Mix" from this site - a definite keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2003
We threw away the whole thing. This recipe will be forever banned in my household. Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
Great dip recipe! I cut it in half and instead of shredded cheddar cheese I used Velveeta which gave it a smooth creamy taste. All you have to do is pop it in the microwave and stir it occasionally. I also tossed in a bit of grated Parmesan for a little flair. This stuff is oh so good. I served it with "Easy Beer Bread Mix" from this site - a definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2004
I love this recipe!!! I have made it on many occasions with a few alterations and people devour it! I am always asked for the recipe and people beg me to make it for parties. I usually add more beer and garlic and since this thins the consistency I'll throw in a handful of shredded Romano cheese to thicken it back up. Blue cheese is also a great add-in for a twist on the taste. IF you have any leftovers (if I don't use a bread bowl I can sometimes scrape some up) try adding a couple of spoonfuls to mashed potatoes for a new side dish. Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
Although I'm sure this makes for a great appetizer this went great with our chili dinner!! I used a loaf of french bread (buttered and broiled for a few min to make "crusty" bread). Also I could tell this was going to make ALOT so I reduced the cream cheese to (1) 8oz pkg used 8oz velveeta instead of cheddar (keeping it creamy) and no garlic powder. If you melt in the microwave and stir every minute until heated through and melted it turns out great and clean-up is minimal (and you can dip RIGHT from the bowl). Also prevents burning or any other possible disasters. I still have a little leftover so I guess I'll have to get more bread!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
This was wonderful! I took this to a party and there were absolutely none leftover! I made a couple of changes to it though. I added quite a bit more garlic and some Italian seasoning and instead of just mixing it all together I melted it all together. Everyone loved it and I will definitly make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
This recipe was very easy. I just dumped all the ingredients in my food processor and "pulsed" until it was the right consistancy. I added quite a bit more garlic than what was called for and a dash of "Italian seasoning" - it turned out fantastic. I also used a "beer bread" recipe from Allrecipes submitted by Jodi Regan for my serving loaf--easy! I love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
This is delicious!! I followed other reviewers' suggestions and added green onion and italian seasonings. I LOVED the taste but didn't like the consistency. (Too stiff for a bread bowl and the cheddar cheese made it too lumpy. GREAT as a dip for pretzels though!!) So - again - I followed another reviewer's suggestion to melt the ingredients. PERFECT! I put it in a cheddar/garlic bread bowl and it got rave reviews. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2007
Very easy to make!! Didn't have enough kick so I added a generous amount of cayenne pepper along with some Texas Pete. Made it excellent!! To make a little creamier add extra beer after taking out of the fridge and before serving. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2003
We threw away the whole thing. This recipe will be forever banned in my household. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2008
I've been making this for years but I add 1 pkg. ranch dressing mix and 3 chopped scallions/green onions. It's best if it stands overnight and is really good with big sourdough pretzels. Read More
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