Beer Cheese Dip with Broccoli and Bacon

This broccoli and bacon beer cheese dip will be the absolute star of any party. No questions asked.

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Broccoli. Bacon. Beer. Cheese. Dip.

I mean, should I really write 300+ words about this or should I just leave it at:

bacon

beer

cheese

dip.

Remember when I made that Irish coffee ice cream pie? (Perhaps you remember the whiskey ganache?) And said that overall, as a family, we eat a fairly healthy diet? But when we’re going to indulge, I make sure that what we are enjoying is worth every single calorie. Something like that ice cream pie.

Or this bacon beer cheese dip.

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But of course, this is an indulgent dip. That’s why it is great for parties and celebrations. Not so great if you’re the only one eating it. Great for parties, such as a (virtual) surprise bridal shower for my friend Stephie of Stephie Cooks! She’s getting married next month and is having a rustic elegance themed wedding. I can’t wait to see all the details, I just know it is going to be beautiful.

I think this bacon beer cheese dip is perfect for a rustic-themed bridal shower. Bacon, beer, some crusty bread. It’s actually probably perfect for any party. My neighbor and I just enjoyed it for lunch.

Congrats Stephie! I hope you enjoy married life. With lots of beer, bacon, and cheese dip. Oh yeah and broccoli too, I guess.

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Broccoli and Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

Broccoli and Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

Yield: about 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This broccoli and bacon beer cheese dip will be the absolute star of any party. No questions asked.

Ingredients

For the dip:

  • 4 slices center-cut bacon (about 4 ounces), cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup small-diced red onion
  • 1 small crown of fresh broccoli (not a whole head – should be about 3 cups of diced broccoli)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle of beer (I used Shiner Bock)
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 8 ounces sharp white cheddar, grated
  • pepper to taste

For the crostini:

  • 2 small French baguettes, each cut into 1/4-inch slices on the diagonal (40-50 slices total), for serving
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium-large, deep skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and remove all but 1-2 tablespoons of the grease from the pan.
  2. Reduce heat slightly (just shy of medium) and add onions to the bacon grease. Cook for one minute and then add broccoli. Continue to cook until broccoli is beginning to be tender, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook and stir for one minute until fragrant. Add flour and stir to combine, continuing to stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add in beer while stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan. Increase heat to high and bring beer to a boil. Cook at a boil for 2-3 minutes or until beer is reduced by about half.
  4. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheeses. Stir until melted. Add cooked bacon.
  5. Taste and add pepper as desired.
  6. Best served warm with soft bread, crostini (see below) or pretzels.

For crostini:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Arrange slices of bread in a single layer on a sheet pan. Sprinkle or brush bread with olive oil. Broil on one side for 2-5 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 442mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 10g
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Verdict: I ate way too much of this. The bacon with the beer and the cheese and the broccoli. It’s all so good.

Husband’s take:

Changes I would make: None!!!

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

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Make sure to check out the other recipes that were prepared for Stephie’s shower! They all look so amazing, I definitely wish it was a real-life shower!

The Cooking Actress – Chocolate Shoofly Pie with Pecan Whole Wheat Crust

Girl Versus Dough – Mini Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones

Sarcastic Cooking – Mini Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Pot Pies

The Roasted Root – Sweet Potato Rounds with Guacamole and Bacon

A Cedar Spoon – Strawberry Mint Mascarpone Crostini with Lemon Honey Drizzle

Very Culinary – White Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits

Rachel Cooks – Broccoli and Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

Bluebonnet Baker – Maple Bourbon Balls

Nutmeg Nanny – Broccoli Bacon Salad

Laura’s Mess – Spiced Apple and Buttermilk Cake

Seaweed and Sassafras – Herb and Cheese Scones

Stetted – Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie

All Day I Dream About Food – Chocolate Fudge Crumb Bars

Dessert for Two – Mini Lemon Cakes

And…if you’re looking for more great savory DIP recipes, make sure to check out: Hummus Spinach Artichoke Dip, Cheddar Leek Dip, Ginger Wasabi Edamame Hummus, Skinny Spinach Dip and Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip.

 

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29 comments

  1. This looks delicious Rachel! An awesome idea for a savoury dip… definitely calling me now that the weather is cooling down here in Australia!
    Such a blessing to be part of this wonderful group of women who are celebrating the amazing Stephie!! xx

  2. Bacon and Beer….sounds like a winner to me!

  3. This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to make it for my family :-)

  4. wow this dip is absolutely delicious! And it is definitely perfect for celebrating anything! Pinned ;-)

  5. COME TO MAMA. This dip is everything ever.

    Nice partying with ya, lady :)

  6. makes me hungry

  7. So delicious! Cheese and bread are the most comforting combination around! Definitely worth the calories :)

  8. I think bacon beer cheese dip are really the only words needed. Oh, and the pictures help, too. YUM!

  9. I don’t know what to gush over first – how kind every has been today and how loved I feel or this DIP! Holy moly. Give me a spoon, STAT!

    Thank you so much for the love!!!

  10. This looks amazing! I mean you have broccoli so it’s healthy, right?

  11. This dip looks great and perfect for a bridal shower!!

  12. So does the whole broccoli thing make this healthy!?!? I’m going to tell myself that so I can eat A LOT of this! Thanks for showering Stephie!!!

  13. mmm. love this! Looks awesome!

  14. What a fabulous dip!! I love broccoli and cheese soup so this added with the bacon & beer-sold! :)

  15. This is so my kind of appetizer, Rachel. I saw it and pinned it instantly already.

  16. I will gladly faceplant this dip to take it off your hands. It looks amazing!

  17. I’m the same way. If I’m going to indulge then the calories must be worth it. No generic ice cream on sale…..Haagen Dazs!

    This does look REALLY good.

  18. That looks really good. Also, quick and easy!

  19. This looks amazing! I know my husband would LOVE this!

  20. Good golly, I need that dip!! If this were a real life bridal shower, I’d be the person hovering over the dip and sneaking bite after bite, ha! ;) Happy Monday, m’dear!

  21. This sounds and looks incredibly good. I must try this, but with a group!!!

  22. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of bacon, and I can’t eat super cheese-y things (stomach issues – though I love pizza). However – great photographs and I can see this being a hit at the party!

  23. This has my husband written all over it! I had never heard of beer cheese before meeting him. Now if I served it with pretzels I know he’d be in heaven. Sounds delish!

  24. Pretty sure I started drooling uncontrollably at the word “bacon” alone so you’ve definitely got a good thing going here! Can I just dip my face in it?

  25. ohhh yes this dip is DEFINITELY perfect!!! I bet Stephie’s fiance’ Alex would reeeeally appreciate it lol

  26. This dip is perfect for celebrating anything! All that cheesy goodness sounds amazing!

  27. You’re right, I really didn’t HAVE to read the narrative after a title like that. But, I did and this is the perfect dip to celebrate a wedding! Everyone should go into married life into a blissful bacon and beer coma! :D Pinned!

  28. Mmmmmmm. Definitely trying this.

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