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Cheesy Pretzel Dipping Sauce


Tags: cheesy, entertaining, kid friendly, potluck, thanksgiving

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 2 cups


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon prepared deli-style mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Assorted pretzels

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In a large saucepan, bring the milk and butter to a boil; reduce heat. Add cheddar cheese; whisk until smooth. Remove from heat. Add cream cheese, sour cream, mustard, and hot sauce; whisk until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer sauce to serving dish. Serve sauce warm with pretzels. If the sauce starts to cool and firm up, heat it in the microwave on low power, stirring frequently.

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