Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrate with Beer Dip Today


Rosanne_Rust  Rosanne Rust is a registered dietitian with over twenty years of experience helping people learn how to understand how what they eat affects their health. She is A freelance writer and a nutrition instructor for Penn State's World Campus. She is a licensed provider for Real Living Nutrition Services® providing innovative online nutrition programs for those seeking better health. For more information about her online weight loss programs, go to or visit her website at





  1. 1 (8 ounce) package light (reduced fat) cream cheese
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  3. 10 dashes (or more) hot pepper sauce, like Frank’s
  4. 1/4 cup good beer (Guinness)

Assorted vegetables, whole grain crackers


1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt cream cheese. Stir in paprika; mixture should be pink. Stir in hot sauce and beer.

2. Serve warm or cold with whole grain crackers, raw celery, zucchini slices and green peppers

Servings Per Recipe: 15

Nutrients Per Serving (dip only)

Calories: 55; Total Fat: 2.6 g; Total Carbs: 0.7g; Protein: 1.2g; Cholesterol: 16mg; Sodium: 49mg;

Source:  Roseanne Rust, MS, RD, LDN


  1. wonderful...adding her my list of dietitian blogs.

  2. Hi Carol-
    Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read. I appreicate your kind comment and it was nice to hear from you!

    Take care,

  3. My question, Anthony, is what do you do with the remainder of the bottle of beer after making the dip? :-) Why, of course, drink it along with the dip and crackers (green ones!).

    Speaking of beer, if you're ever in Holland, try Heinekin's "Oud Bruin". It's a fantastically rich, dark and subtly sweet beer. Unfortunatley, we can't get it over here. It's a great chaser for a spicy Indonesian "rijsttafel".