beer dip with pretzels in back

This post is sponsored by SUPERPRETZEL® Soft Pretzels Products and SheKnows Media

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!

beer dip with pretzels on two plates

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?

beer dip with pretzels behind skillet

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!

super pretzel box and pretzels on plates

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.

You can find SUPERPRETZEL Original 6 ct. ($2.49) and SUPERPRETZEL Softstix ($2.99) in your grocer’s freezer. Be sure to visit this link for a $0.50 off coupon for SUPERPRETZEL Original 6 ct..

super pretzel box

Be sure to visit the Pretzel Finder to find SUPERPRETZEL products near you!

Be sure to connect with SUPERPRETZEL on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube!

beer dip and pretzels white background

recipe photo

Yield: Serves 8

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
5.00 stars (1 reviews)
loading gifLoading...
Cook Time:   15 minutes    Total Time:   30 minutes
method: Stove-top    course: Appetizer
cuisine: American   diet: Enjoyable
A quick and easy recipe for Bacon Beer Cheese Dip.


  • 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


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.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 120 calories, 8 grams fat*
keywords: Bacon Beer Cheese Dip, easy Bacon Beer Cheese Dip, best Bacon Beer Cheese Dip, quick Bacon Beer Cheese Dip
All text and images © / Eclectic Recipes
*Nutritional Information is not guaranteed for 100% accuracy.

Did you make this recipe?

Be sure to share on Instagram with the hashtag #EclecticRecipes and tag me, @EclecticRecipes!


How do you do March Madness? Leave me a comment and one lucky reader will win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Entry Instructions:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#Sweeps” and “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from SheKnows via the [email protected] email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 1/29-6/10.

Be sure to visit the brand page on where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

Share the Love

facebook logo twitter logo Pinterest Logomail icon

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

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

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

  3. 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. 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.

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

    I invite friends over and we normally just order pizza.

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

    Good snack to eat while watching baseball and football.

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

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

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

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

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

    We sometimes have game viewing get togethers.

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

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

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

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

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

    We like to eat buffalo wings.

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


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

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

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

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

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

    I have to try this dip.

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

    We use it as an excuse to eat a lot of yummy snack foods
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

  29. Carolsue — March 26, 2018 @ 12:59 am

    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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

    We do a huge cookout if the weather permits!

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

    With tons of food!

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

    We love having tons of food!

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

    I love making chicken with crazy dips!

  37. Elle — May 18, 2018 @ 12:47 pm

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

  38. 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. Mita — May 22, 2018 @ 1:40 pm

    We do a huge cookout.

  40. 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. shelly peterson — May 22, 2018 @ 4:39 pm

    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  42. 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.

  43. Margaret Smith — May 25, 2018 @ 2:36 pm
  44. kjasus — May 26, 2018 @ 9:20 am

    we are not sports fans unless the patriots are in the superbowl! we love super pretzels, though!!

  45. amber — May 29, 2018 @ 10:26 pm

    my husband and I fill out brackets and watch the games at home

  46. Wanda McHenry — May 31, 2018 @ 1:29 am

    I sit at my computer and my husband fills out brackets and whatever. I’ll watch his Ohio team sometimes with him.

  47. Bert Ruiz — June 3, 2018 @ 8:44 pm

    My wife and I enjoy March Madness together. We watch the game, eat snacks and spend good time together. Thanks for the chance to win

  48. Bert Ruiz — June 3, 2018 @ 8:46 pm
  49. Patricia Colletti — June 3, 2018 @ 9:41 pm

    We don’t really get into march madness.

    [email protected]

  50. angie lilly — June 8, 2018 @ 8:43 am

    We actually do not participate in any competitive sports via watching or playing, so March is just March to us! hahaha Hope that is OK to say and my entry can still count! Just being honest! 😀

Leave a Comment

Featured In

Media Banner


Insta Banner

get free weekly recipes via email: