Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS @EclecticEveryday

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March Madness is here, and we are so excited. My husband and I and everyone we know is going to be glued to the television this month as we cheer on our favorite teams. We have a (mostly friendly) competition with our bracket picks, but I have to admit we can get pretty competitive. It’s in our nature!

After an awesome March Madness game, we get out in our own driveway basketball court and have a family friendly basketball game. My husband and myself are taller than average and have always loved playing and watching basketball; it’s our favorite sport! But after all that fun, we sure are hungry!

We also love to invite friends and family over to watch March Madness games. Some of the games are nail biters, and there’s upsets too, but they’re all exciting! And while we’re watching the game, we like to eat good food. But since we have company, I keep things simple, so I can spend more time with my friends and less time in the kitchen!

I love to make easy and delicious recipes when we’re with friends and family watching sports, because it makes me happy. I also like to take shortcuts whenever possible too! Cooking easy recipes makes entertaining with friends and family much less stressful. It makes spending time with everyone so much more special!

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS @EclecticEveryday

One of my family’s favorite snacks is SUPERPRETZEL Soft Pretzels made by J&J Snack Foods. You can make them for snacks, appetizers, party treats, or an anytime treat! My husband and I love them too, and they’re ready in just seconds. I especially like them with this Bacon Beer Cheddar Cheese Dip!

This dip is super easy to make and so delicious! You start by crisping up some bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right?

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS @EclecticEveryday

Next, sauté some bell peppers, onions and garlic in a little butter until tender. Then add some cream cheese and beer and whisk well until blended and smooth and melted.

Then just add in the shredded cheddar cheese a little at a time until it’s all melted. You add a little more beer if needed until it’s the right consistency. Then you stir in the bacon and place in a serving dish, or skillet like I’ve done here!

Then I just garnish with a little more bacon and some pretty chopped red bell pepper. It’s that easy!

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS @EclecticEveryday

Serve with SUPERPRETZEL Soft Pretzels. They take just seconds to heat in the microwave and you can add salt if you like. There’s a packet of pretzel salt included in the package.

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Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS @EclecticEveryday

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Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS @EclecticEveryday

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS @EclecticEveryday

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS @EclecticEveryday

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped bell pepper or jalapeño
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (8oz) block softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1 (8oz) package shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked crisp bacon (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red bell pepper, for garnish
  • SUPERPRETZEL Original (6ct), heated according to package directions

Directions:

Add butter to a large skillet heated over medium heat. Add chopped onion, bell pepper and garlic. Sauté until tender crisp. Add cream cheese and beer and whisk well until melted and smooth. Add shredded cheese, a little at a time, until all cheese is melted and smooth. Add more beer if needed to thin. Add bacon and mix well.

Serve cheese dip in a small skillet or bowl and garnish with leftover bacon and chopped red bell pepper.

Heat SUPERPRETZEL Original (6ct) according to package directions and serve with cheese dip.

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59 Responses to “Bacon Beer Cheese Dip and SUPERPRETZEL SOFT PRETZELS”

  1. 1
    Kristin — March 6, 2018 @ 1:11 pm

    We don’t do anything for March Madness other than literally go a bit mad. This is the time of year that Minnesotans are going a little stir-crazy and ready to start seeing some sunshine and grass!

  2. 2
    Tara Pittman — March 6, 2018 @ 1:24 pm

    This dip looks so good. What a great way to eat pretels

  3. 4
    Cherise Kachelmuss — March 6, 2018 @ 2:34 pm

    We honestly don’t do anything, but now my kids are getting older and more interested so we might start!

  4. 5
    Debra Pearlstein — March 6, 2018 @ 6:15 pm

    Love to watch the games and have friends over to watch! This dip with Superpretzels looks amazing. Going to try it this weekend.

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    TOMYCook — March 7, 2018 @ 1:34 pm

    Man those giant soft pretzels are good enough by themselves, I can’t even imagine how good they’d be with this dip. I’d definitely have to make it with the jalapeno to get that awesome spiciness 🙂

  6. 8
    Will G — March 7, 2018 @ 9:49 pm

    I invite friends over and we normally just order pizza.

  7. 10
    Diana McDonald — March 7, 2018 @ 11:55 pm

    Good snack to eat while watching baseball and football. https://mobile.twitter.com/megistrate/status/971608189870460928

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    Cynthia Schmied — March 8, 2018 @ 6:53 am

    Fantastic snack ideas for March Madness. We love soft pretzels. The dip sounds amazing.

  9. 12
    Afrodizyak Parfüm — March 9, 2018 @ 6:22 am

    Love to watch the games and have friends over to watch! This dip with Superpretzels looks amazing. Going to try it this weekend.

  10. 13
    Rachel — March 9, 2018 @ 11:37 am

    For March Madness my husband usually invites friends over and I make chili or wings.

  11. 15
    Natalie — March 10, 2018 @ 1:22 pm

    My friends like to watch the basketball tournament and we have a potluck. Everyone brings a different dish or snack.

  12. 16
    Natalie — March 10, 2018 @ 1:23 pm
  13. 17
    Sharon — March 12, 2018 @ 4:22 pm

    We sometimes have game viewing get togethers.

  14. 19
    Vincent — March 17, 2018 @ 2:27 am

    We don’t do anything for March Madness. If we did I’m sure we’d love to have SuperPretzels….yum!

  15. 21
    Dianna — March 17, 2018 @ 9:08 am

    We don’t do anything special for March Madness, but I’m always rooting for the UK Wildcats.

  16. 22
    Jessie C. — March 19, 2018 @ 3:55 pm

    We watch the tournaments with friends and family.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  17. 23
    Jessie C. — March 19, 2018 @ 3:55 pm
  18. 24
    Penixl Sipariş — March 21, 2018 @ 3:36 pm

    For March Madness my husband usually invites friends over and I make chili or wings.

  19. 25
    run 3 — March 22, 2018 @ 4:35 am

    My mouth was watering reading this! I cannot wait to give this a try. Thank you for such wonderful ideas!.

  20. 26
    mami2jcn — March 22, 2018 @ 9:31 am

    We like to eat buffalo wings.

  21. 27
    mami2jcn — March 22, 2018 @ 9:32 am

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/976813755421089793

  22. 28
    heather — March 22, 2018 @ 5:34 pm

    We love to have pretzels on game day as a fun treat.

  23. 29
    heather — March 22, 2018 @ 5:34 pm
  24. 30
    Kelly D — March 23, 2018 @ 10:23 pm

    We like to hang out and enjoy soft pretzels or nachos with cheese.

  25. 32
    Susan Smith — March 24, 2018 @ 11:02 pm

    We don’t do anything special for March Madness, just watch the games and root for Kanasas.

  26. 34
    Jeffrey — March 25, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

    I make a lot of pizza during March Madness. An appetizer that has made it on the table quite often lately is Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, they’re so easy to make and taste awesome! I dunk them in a Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip.

  27. 36
    Sis — March 25, 2018 @ 4:04 pm

    I have to try this dip.

  28. 37
    Carolsue — March 26, 2018 @ 12:58 am

    We use it as an excuse to eat a lot of yummy snack foods
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  29. 38
    Carolsue — March 26, 2018 @ 12:59 am

    Tweeted
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  30. 39
    Ellie Wright — April 2, 2018 @ 10:20 pm

    We don’t do much different during March Madness, but any time is a great time for a soft pretzel.

  31. 40
    Ellie Wright — April 2, 2018 @ 10:21 pm
  32. 41
    Linda — April 9, 2018 @ 11:52 am

    We do a huge cookout if the weather permits!

  33. 43
    Donna — April 12, 2018 @ 11:18 am

    With tons of food!

  34. 45
    Michel — April 13, 2018 @ 11:14 am

    We love having tons of food!

  35. 47
    Rebecca W — April 27, 2018 @ 4:50 pm

    My family loves hot wings. For a quicker snack, I like to make hot buffalo dip! It tastes delicious and is so easy to make.

  36. 49
    Prasert — April 30, 2018 @ 1:01 pm

    I love making chicken with crazy dips!

  37. 50
    Elle — May 18, 2018 @ 12:47 pm

    We don’t do anything & don’t really follow March Madness at all.

  38. 52
    Chrissy — May 21, 2018 @ 9:07 pm

    Our family doesn’t get super into March Madness but we do have a family pool going to see who can pick the best bracket! Usually I do pretty good but this year not so much…

  39. 55
    Mita — May 22, 2018 @ 1:40 pm

    We do a huge cookout.

  40. 56
    shelly peterson — May 22, 2018 @ 4:38 pm

    We like to have friends over and have wings and lots of chips and dips.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  41. 57
    shelly peterson — May 22, 2018 @ 4:39 pm
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    Margaret Smith — May 25, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

    Basketball is the one sport my family doesn’t watch. We really love football and baseball. For special games, we’ll have some friends and family over.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  43. 59
    Margaret Smith — May 25, 2018 @ 2:36 pm

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