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Cheddar Brat Cheese Dip

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Cheddar Brat Cheese Dip – a warm, gooey cheese dip made with cheddar brats for so much extra flavor!  Game day just got better!

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Football season is here! My guys are pretty much obsessed with football. It doesn’t matter if it college or the NFL. It doesn’t matter what team is playing. They want to watch it all. And what makes watching all those games better? Lots of great food!  A gooey cheese dip pretty much ranks at the top of the list for good game day food. But I found a way to make cheese dip even better…add brats!

Cheddar brat cheese dip in a bowl

You may remember when I shared the One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta recipe that use Klement’s Sausage Company. Well, I am back again with another recipe featuring their sausage. This time I used Cheddar Brats. Klement’s Sausage is from Wisconsin, and what scream Wisconsin more than brats and cheese. And beer. There is beer in the dip too. Growing up in Wisconsin weekends were based on the Badgers playing on Saturday and the Packers playing on Sunday. Families and friends would get together with tons of food to watch games. Or if you were lucky enough to have tickets, you would be tailgating before the game with lots of food. Either way, food and drinks are involved football weekends.

Cheddar bratwursts in a package

A staple at most football parties is brats. You boil them in beer, sometimes with onions, and then grill them to perfection. The Klement’s cheddar brats are great for any tailgate, but they also make one tasty addition to this brat cheese dip. I diced them up into small pieces, and sauteed them until they were crispy. Makes the cheese dip a little heartier and will surely impress any game day guests you have. You could even keep it warm in a crock pot if you are tailgating or traveling to a party. My husband loves it served with soft pretzel bites, but tortilla chips, crackers, and even veggies would work. You could even put it over tortilla chips as a nacho cheese sauce!!

Cheddar brat cheese dip in a bowl

Klement’s Sausage started over 60 years ago in Milwaukee. They focused on genuine old country flavor, and grew quickly because of it. The cooked and smoked sausage are created from old world European recipes that have been passed down for generations using only the finest ingredients and comes in a variety of flavors. Even all these years later, the focus is still on a perfectly seasoned sausage with lots of hard work and dedication. Delicious to enjoy year round, not just for your summer grilling.

Cheddar brat cheese dip in a bowl

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Cheddar Brat Cheese Dip

Cheddar Brat Cheese Dip - a warm, gooey cheese dip made with cheddar brats for so much extra flavor! Game day just got better!

Cheddar Brat Cheese Dip - a warm, gooey cheese dip made with cheddar brats for so much extra flavor! Game day just got better!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz) package Klements Cheddar Brats
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 Tbls flour
  • 1 (12 oz) bottle of beer
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Dice cheddar brats into small pieces.
  2. In a large skillet, saute brats over medium high heat until starting to get crisp and brown. Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from pan.
  3. Stir flour into grease in pan, add additional olive oil if necessary (need about 2 Tbls total). Whisk flour until golden brown. Slowly whisk in beer until smooth.
  4. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Add mustard.
  5. Add cheese in handfuls, mixing until melted.
  6. Add brats back to the pan, mixing to combine.
  7. Serve immediately with chips or pretzel bites

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 480Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 73mgSodium 485mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 18g

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Jessica

Sunday 4th of February 2018

Will this be good made and put in a crock pot on warm?

Erin S

Sunday 4th of February 2018

You may have to add some milk or something to thin it out. But I would cook as directed and then place in the crock pot to keep it warm

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