With the long weekend upon us, it has me thinking about all things to do with snacking. Yes, I tend to be one that loves to let loose on the Summer weekends and overindulge. But – hey we all deserve a little break from being accountable all the time, right?!

A product I have been dying to try for quite some time is Philadelphia Creamy Cheddar Cream Cheese. In fact, Kraft Canada has a whole page dedicated to Philly Creamy Cheddar Cream Cheese Snacking recipes that are absolutely drool-worthy.

Some of the recipes that really stood out were the Layered Dip in a Cup, Caramelized Onion, Apple and Creamy Cheddar Crostini and Cheesy Refried Bean Dip.

All that aside, there was one recipe that took the cake. A recipe for a creamy, cheesy, smoky dip! A dip that would leave you coming back for more. It was one of those recipes that if you brought it to a party or a Summer BBQ that guests would be asking you for the recipe. I decided to take that recipe and infuse with another summer favourite of mine… beer!

That’s right…

Today, I am sharing with you my recipe for Creamy Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip. It’s a spin on the recipe featured on Kraft Canada, but one that I think gives the dip a little bit more flavour, and who doesn’t want their taste buds tantalized by a great tasting dish?!

Creamy Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip Recipe

Creamy Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip Recipe


  • 1 (8oz) container of Philadelphia Creamy Cheddar Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 8 slices of bacon, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2/3 cup beer
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced OR 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Dash of hot sauce (about 1/4 tsp) (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl mix, Philly Creamy Cheddar Cream Cheese, garlic, Miracle Whip and hot sauce. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet cook bacon over medium heat. Set aside, but don’t discard bacon grease.
  4. Add onions to pan and cook until translucent.
  5. Coat onions with 2 tsp of flour, and stir in beer. Continue stirring until mixture thickens.
  6. Add cream cheese contents to pan, and combine until melted. Stir in half of the bacon.
  7. Spoon cream cheese mixture into a baking dish that has been coated lightly in cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven top with the remaining bacon, and cook for 5 more minutes.
  9. Serve with fresh raw veggies, buttery crackers, corn tortilla chips or fried pitas.

This recipe has been adapted from the version featured on Kraft Canada.

Creamy Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip Recipe

Love a good dip recipe? Check out our recipes for:

Spinach Dip
Kelsey’s Copycat 4-Cheese Spinach Dip

Disclosure: I am a KraftHeinz Canada ambassador. As a part of my participation in this program I do receive special perks, products and compensation. All opinions are those of my own.

1 Comment on Creamy Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip

  1. Ali P
    May 19, 2016 at 8:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Oooh… I have all those ingredients. I need to try to make this this weekend!!


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