Soft-Baked Pretzels with Bavarian Cheese Spread


  1. Preheat oven to 400° .
  2. In a food processor, mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack until combined.
  3. Add beer, process until smooth.
  4. Toast 1 slice of the bread in oven until crisp, approximately 10 minutes. Crumble the bread to make rye bread crumbs.
  5. Add paprika and breadcrumbs made in previous step to cheese mixture. Process.
  6. Cook pretzels according to package directions.
  7. Cut rye bread into 2" squares and toast in oven for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve dip at room temperature with fresh baked pretzels, toasted rye bread squares and pickles.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jonathon,
ALDI Test Kitchen


8 ounces Happy Farms Cream Cheese, room temperature

8 ounces Happy Farms Wisconsin Extra Sharp Cheddar, room temperature, cubed

8 ounces Happy Farms Monterey Jack Cheese, room temperature, cubed

3/4 cup Holland Lager 1839

1 loaf Deutsche Küche Rye Bread

1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Paprika

1 tube Deutsche Küche Bavarian Soft Pretzels*

4 ounces Great Gherkins Kosher Baby Dill Pickles, garnish

*These are Special Buy items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cook Time:
20 minutes

Total Time:
30 minutes