Beer Cheese in a Bread Bowl
1 round loaf (1 pound) pumpernickel bread
2 jars (5 ounces each) sharp American cheese spread
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
1/2 cup real bacon bits
Cut top fourth off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Cube removed bread; set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine cheese spread and cream cheese.
Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in beer. Microwave, uncovered, 20 seconds longer. Stir in bacon.
Fill bread shell with cheese dip. Serve with reserved bread cubes.
Pairs Well With
My entire family enjoys this cheese dip, and my friends always request I bring it to gatherings.