Triple-Cheese Tailgate Dip with Pregame Pretzel Bites

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Servings: 8
Rated 4.5714/5 based on 21 customer reviews
Courtesy of ABC’s The Chew

Ingredients (15)

Triple-Cheese Dip

  • 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

Steps (10)

Triple-Cheese Dip

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

Pretzel Bites

  • Step 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.
  • Step 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.
  • Step 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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great snack I make these for my kids all the time .. They are great with Hidden valley ranch dip
Date published: 2020-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this stuff Great dip to make in the crockpot it cNt feed a crowd making it good for.potlucks and the pretzels u can make in oven ornairfryer
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great idea Great idea.. They were tasty! Work well with the Beer cheese dip! You should look into that recipe!
Date published: 2020-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting idea Sounds really different. Perfect game day food. This dip can be used for anything and any type of cheese.
Date published: 2019-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Triple cheese dip This was absolutely delicious. I loved it so much that I could not stop eating it.
Date published: 2019-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum! This has such a great flavor and I’ll definitely make this again!
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome snack! This is such a fun, easy,kid friendly recipes. These are great snacks, appetizers, anytime!
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pretzel recipe My Son loves his pretzels and this one is one of his top favorites, I will always make these for him.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant I would definitely try this recipe. This looks so delicious
Date published: 2019-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Great game day snack. Was a hit. We’ll be making agin.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dip Definitely a great tailgating dip or any occasion definitely a favorite in my household
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from great delicious recommended the best taste. love it. its perfect.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Game Day I love serving this dip on game day and it tastes so good with the pretzel bites. This is a fun dip to share and it has lots of cheesy goodness. The salty pretzels and cheesy dip are the perfect pairing!
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Triple-Cheese Tailgate Dip with Pregame Pretzel Bi These are great for tailgating or just snacking at home. They are easy to make and everyone loves them.
Date published: 2019-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time saver I never thought about using pizza dough to make pretzels! What a great shortcut
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! Okay, I just thought this recipe would be okay, but it was amazing! So easy to make. Made it for a football game and it went so fast I had to make it again. Crowd pleaser for sure!
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretzel bites I made this sunday for the saints game. Everyone loved it. Niw i know what to make when watching the game. Eating and quietness. Until a touchdown
Date published: 2017-09-12
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