Stout Cheese Dip

The winning slam-dunk dip.

It has beer. It has cheese. And it’s still not a belly buster. Simple to make, tastes good and excellent for your health – 1/3 cup is less than 200 calories. We can all now rejoice.


You’ll need

2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar

1 shallot, chopped, or ¼ small red onion, chopped

2 scallions, sliced

2 tsp grainy mustard

1 tsp prepared horseradish

1tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

¼ tsp salt

¼ cup low-fat sour cream

¼ cup stout or dark beer (such as Guinness)


How to make it

  1. Place the sharp cheddar, shallot, scallions, grainy mustard, prepared horseradish, rosemary and salt in a food processor (blender will do fine too), and pulse several times to combine.
  2. Add the sour cream and beer, blend until smooth.



Makes 2½ cups.


Image by Mitch Mandel. Food styling by Melissa Reiss.