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Ranch dressing mix flavors this fast-to-fix mixture that's loaded with shredded cheese. This thick dip is made to go with pretzels. It's one of those snacks that when you start eating it, you can't stop! This dip can be prepared with any type of beer, including nonalcoholic beer.
Michelle Long, New Castle, Colorado

Prep/Total Time: 5 Min.
Yield: 3½ cups


• 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
• 1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
• 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
• 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
• Pretzels


In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing mix until smooth.

Stir in cheese.

Serve with pretzels.  Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts:

2 tablespoons (calculated without pretzels) equals 89 calories
8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein.

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