Soft pretzels dipped in a spicy cheese sauce laced with beer must be the dream appetizer for watching sports. The bread is deliciously chewy and the sauce is OMG amazing! So delicious I wanted to eat it with a spoon.
I made this recipe for a group back in the days when we food bloggers did those things: decided on a topic and we all posted different recipes the same day with a hashtag.
Many of those recipes are still in this blog because they are so darn amazing. One of my favorites by far is this fondue-like cheese sauce. It takes minutes to make and can be used not only for dipping soft pretzels but also for appetizer hot dogs or even the whole pig in a blanket.
The pretzel recipe comes from Heather of Girlichef and they are fantastic. The original recipe can be found in her blog.
I made them years ago, but I know they can be a handful and they need a whole super detailed post. So buy them at your favorite bakery and you're set to go.
This dipping sauce comes together in no time.
It's just a matter of opening a beer, grating some cheese, heating it all up, and not much more. If you buy already grated cheese it's even easier.
I'm telling you, you're minutes away from one of the best and easiest cheese sauces ever.
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- Soft pretzels (find recipe here)
For the sauce:
- ½ cup beer (I used Stella Artois)
- 2 Tbs sour cream
- 2 teaspoons minced pickled jalapeños
- 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese (loosely packed)
- 1 garlic clove (peeled and cut in half)
- Salt and black pepper
- Heat beer in small saucepan.
- When it starts to bubble, add rest of ingredients and whisk until well combined.
- Let boil for 1 minute and serve with warm pretzels.
You can use the sauce with bread or store-bought pretzels.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Category: Appetizers
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: pretzels and cheese sauce