Triple-Cheese Tailgate Dip with Pregame Pretzel Bites

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  • Prep Time

    10
    minutes
  • Total

    30
    minutes
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Ingredients

Triple-Cheese Dip

  • 1 packet Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dips Mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 pound Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, plus more to taste

Pretzel Bites

  • 1 tablespoon Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dips Mix
  • 2 pounds pizza dough
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon pretzel salt

Directions

Triple-Cheese Dip

  1. 1. Melt the butter in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
  2. 2. Add the milk in a medium pot and bring to a simmer. Once the milk comes to a simmer, reduce heat to low and add the cheeses, mustard and hot sauce.
  3. 3. Stir constantly to melt the cheese and to make a smooth mixture.
  4. 4. Finally, add the Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dips Mix and stir to combine.
  5. 5. Keep the triple-cheese dip warm and serve with the Pregame Pretzel Bites and crudité.
  6. 6. Add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring constantly until caramelized, about 15–20 minutes.
  7. 7. Add the flour, stir to combine, and cook for 2 minutes.

Pretzel Bites

  1. 1. Cut each pizza dough into 4 equal pieces. Then, roll each piece into a 1/2-inch thick rope. Cut the ropes into 1/2-inch pieces. Roll into balls. Repeat with the remainder of the dough.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add the baking soda. Working in batches, add some of the pretzel bites. Let dough cook for 2 minutes, flipping them so that the dough cooks evenly. Set aside. Continue with remaining dough.
  3. 3. Transfer the boiled dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spacing them 2–3 inches apart. Brush dough balls with beaten egg. Sprinkle the top of each dough ball with some Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dips Mix. Lightly sprinkle each dough ball with pretzel salt. Place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.
- For dips, make and enjoy your dip creation. Then, refrigerate within 2 hours or discard.

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