Monday, June 22, 2015

Baked White Cheddar and Leek Dip

When Mr. and Mrs. BA get back to having parties - hopefully coming soon - this could definitely make an appearance.  Via Simply Scratch

Baked White Cheddar + Leek Dip

This warm dip is so addictive! Leeks, beer and white cheddar... OH MY!

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25
Total Time: 45 minutes approximately

  • 1 Leek, trimmed {keep white and light green parts only} 
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened 
  • 7 ounces Sharp White Cheddar, grated and divided 
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise 
  • 4 tablespoons of your favorite Dark Beer 
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Trim, halve and slice the leek into half moons. Place the leek slices in a bowl of water and swish them around, breaking them up with your fingers. The sandy dirt will fall to the bottom. Remove the leeks, drain and pat dry.

In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Once melted add in the clean leeks. Cook until softened about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and remove the skillet off of the heat.

In a separate bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, two-thirds of the grated cheddar and the beer. Add in the cooked leaks and stir until smooth.

Spread the leek dip into the same small oven-safe skillet {or a 1-1/2 to 2 quart baking dish) and top with the remaining grated cheese.

Bake in your preheated oven for 20-25 minute or until bubbly and lightly golden.

Let the dip cool before serving.... enjoy!

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