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Indulgently cheesy St. Patrick's Day dips

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Classic St. Paddy's Day flavors turned dips

Dip the night away with this flavorful cheese and Guinness dip and hot Reuben dip. They pair perfectly with homemade rye breadsticks.

St. Patrick's Day is all about having a good time. Lots of good food, drinks and laughter. These indulgent cheesy dips are the perfect party appetizers and are scooped up with homemade rye breadsticks. Trust me, you're going to love all of these dishes.


Hot Reuben dip recipe

Hot Reuben dip

First up we have a hot Reuben dip. It gives you all the flavor of your favorite sandwich but in hot dip form.

Yields 6 servings


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded corned beef, cooked
  • 3/4 cup drained sauerkraut
  • 1/2 cup Russian dressing
  • 1/3 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick spray.
  2. In a bowl of an electric mixer, add cream cheese, 3/4 cup Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and sour cream.
  3. Mix on low until smooth and combined.
  4. Add to prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes until bubbly and hot.
  6. Serve with rye breadsticks, chips or crackers.

Guinness and Irish cheddar cheese dip recipe

Guinness and Irish cheddar cheese dip

Next up we have a super-simple cold Irish dip. It's full of Irish cheddar and Guinness beer.

Yields 6 servings


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded sharp Irish cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Guinness beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Small handful flat-leaf parsley


  1. Add cream cheese, shredded cheese, mustard and heavy cream to a food processor. Process to combine.
  2. Add in Guinness beer, garlic powder, paprika and parsley.
  3. Process once again just to combine. Add to a bowl and let sit for at least an hour before serving.
  4. Serve with rye breadsticks, chips or crackers.

Rye breadsticks recipe

Homemade rye breadsticks

Last we have easy and delicious rye breadsticks. Use these as dippers for either of your cheesy dips.

Adapted from

Yields 16


  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (temperature 115 degrees F)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour, divided
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds


  1. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat liner, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add yeast, 1/2 cup water and maple syrup. Give a gentle stir and let sit for about 5 minutes or until the yeast looks slightly bubbly.
  3. Add in in remaining water, 1 cup white whole-wheat flour, bread flour, rye flour and caraway seeds. Sprinkle in remaining flour until a soft dough is formed.
  4. Flour a clean working surface and dump out dough. Knead by hand for 6-8 minutes. Make sure to add more flour while kneading if the dough gets sticky or sticks to the work surface.
  5. Using a bench knife, divide dough into 16 equal pieces.
  6. Roll each into a 10-inch-long breadstick.
  7. Add to the prepared baking sheet, lightly cover and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  8. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown.

St. Patrick's Day desserts

Guinness ice cream float
Green velvet pancakes

Irish potato candy

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