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Wisconsin Brat & Beer Cheese Dip

Serve this dip with pretzels and beer for a great, Wisconsin-style treat

Pay homage to Wisconsin with three of the state staples: bratwurst, beer, and cheese. This dip is the perfect game-day dip for any sports gathering, no matter what team you’re rooting for.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick.


  • 1 pound bratwurst sausages, casing removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/12 cups milk
  • 1 cup beer, such as Miller (headquartered in Milwaukee)
  • 1 package McCormick Pork Gravy Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup cheese curds or shredded white Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage on medium-high heat until browned. Drain fat. Remove from skillet. Set aside.

In the same large skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour. Cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk, beer, and Gravy Mix with whisk until smooth. Stirring constantly, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken.

Gradually stir in shredded cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in cooked sausage. Spoon into 9-inch glass pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese curds.

Bake 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with soft pretzel bites or pretzel chips.