“Adulting” is hard, but this recipe is easy. You don’t even have to make your own pretzels. With store-bought, already tasty soft pretzels, some zesty seasonings, cheese, and beer, we at Spoon University hope to give you the opportunity to host your own dinner party, and here’s your first appetizer! Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it is also pretty cheap and will go easy on your budget for the month.

Spicy Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:4-6
  • Easy


  • 1 box of frozen soft pretzels
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 packet of dry Ranch dressing
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup dark beer
Photo by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven 400°F.

  • Step 2

    Add cayenne pepper, garlic salt, dry Ranch dressing, vegetable oil, and salt from the packet in box of soft pretzels together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.

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  • Step 3

    Stir together these ingredients until they are well-combined.

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  • Step 4

    Place the soft pretzels onto a baking sheet/plate and then baste them with the seasoning mixture. Than baste the pretzels once more with the combined ingredients for good measure.

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  • Step 5

    Bake the pretzels in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Step 6

    Melt the cream cheese over medium heat in a large pot.

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  • Step 7

    Add the dark beer to the pot, mixing it together with the cream cheese.

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  • Step 8

    Add the mozzarella and cheddar cheese to the pot, mixing it all together until it melts.

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  • Step 9

    Pour the cheese into a bowl and serve with the pretzels.

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