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Grilled Onion Blue Cheese Beer Dip

Grilled onions take this beer cheese dip to the next level. Smoky/sweet onions + cheddar + blue cheese + beer = a melty, cheesy, perfect appetizer! Perfect for summer entertaining. Don’t forget the chips!

Grilled Onion Blue Cheese Beer Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 yellow onion sliced into rings
  • Oil for brushing
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup Alaskan Amber Ale
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Litehouse® Blue Cheese Crumbles + more for topping
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp dijon mustard


  • ►Preheat grill to medium. Slice onion into rings and brush with oil on both sides. Grill on e ach side for about 5 minutes, until slightly charred and fork tender.
  • ►In a blender, combine grilled onions and milk. Pulse just for a few seconds until the onions are incorporated. (Note: if you blend for too long, the milk will start to separate. This step is just to chop up the onions.)
  • ►Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk well until it forms a thick
  • paste. Whisk in the milk/onion mixture, whisking until thickened (about 1-2 minutes).
  • ►Add in beer, salt and both cheeses. Whisk well until cheese is melted and fully incorporated.
  • ►Remove from heat and pour into serving dish. Top with more blue cheese crumbles and serve
  • with chips, soft pretzels, etc.
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Litehouse, Inc.

Litehouse, Inc. is a leader in refrigerated salad dressings, dips, cheese, freeze dried herbs and other innovative and delicious products. Founded in Hope, Idaho by the Hawkins family in 1963, Litehouse is proud to be a 100% employee-owned company. Each of the employee-owners is committed to providing great-tasting, high quality food made with real ingredients and crafted with care. Manufactured at the company’s five U.S. facilities based in Idaho, Michigan, Utah and Virginia, Litehouse award-winning products are available in North America through general retail, e-commerce, foodservice, deli, club stores, and value-added goods such as meal and salad kits. For more information, visit LitehouseFoods.com, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter.