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Guinness Cheese Dip in a black bowl with pretzels nearby.
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Guinness Cheese Dip

This Guinness Cheese Dip is ooey-gooey good! It's super easy to make and is loaded with flavor. The unmistable flavor of the beer really comes through in this party-pleasing dip!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: beer cheese dip, cheese, dip, guinness, guinness cheese dip, irish
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup Guinness beer
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups Irish cheddar cheese shredded


  • Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it is sizzling. Turn off the heat.
  • Whisk in the flour until combined, then turn the heat on low and cook the flour-butter mixture for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Whisk in the milk, beer, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and onion powders, paprika, cayenne, and white pepper. Mix well.
  • Turn the heat to medium-low and whisk continuously until thick and bubbly. Turn the heat off.
  • Add the cheese and whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Adjust the seasoning and serve warm with your favorite dippers.


Chef Jenn's Tips

  • For the smoothest, creamiest dip, use cheese you shred yourself. Pre-shredded cheese is tossed with an anti-caking agent, which is grainy in dips and sauces.
  • Yes, you'll have some beer leftover. Drink up!
  • There's a tiny hint of spice in this cheese dip - feel free to add a bit more cayenne if you like a bit more spice.
  • This dip doesn't reheat very well - it'll separate and get greasy. It is best eaten fresh.


Serving: 4tablespoons | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 584IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 0.3mg