Wisconsin Brat & Beer Cheese Dip


Beer. Brats. Cheese. You'll be a game day hero when you combine all three in this Wisconsin-inspired dip. Creamy, warm and loaded with Cheddar cheese and cheese curds, it's best enjoyed with soft pretzel dunkers and a cold beer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 1/2 cups


  • 1 pound fresh bratwurst sausages, casings removed

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 cup beer, such as Miller® (headquartered in Milwaukee)

  • 1 package McCormick® Pork Gravy Mix

  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ¾ cup cheese curds or shredded white Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook and crumble sausage in large skillet on medium-high heat until browned. Drain fat. Remove from skillet. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter in same large skillet on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk, beer and Gravy Mix with whisk until smooth. Stirring constantly, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Gradually stir in shredded cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in cooked sausage. Spoon into 9-inch glass pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese curds.

  3. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with soft pretzel bites or pretzel chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
14g Fat
5g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.