New This Month

Leek-and-Cheddar Dip


Lucky guests will love this St. Patty's Day dip. Whiskey cocktails and a cheesy dip are shortcuts to good cheer, so serve this dip with an Irish Buck.

  • Servings: 8

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, March 2012


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 leek (white and light-green parts only), sliced into thin half-moons and rinsed well
  • Coarse salt
  • 8 ounces cheddar, grated (2 cups)
  • 8 ounces Neufchatel cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons stout, such as Guinness
  • Mini pumpernickel toasts or crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with rack in upper third. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium. Add leek; season with salt and cook until tender and slightly caramelized, about 12 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add cheddar, Neufchatel cheese, mayonnaise, and stout; mix until smooth. Transfer to a 1-quart baking dish and bake until bubbling and browned on top, 18 to 20 minutes. Serve with mini pumpernickel toasts or crackers.

Reviews Add a comment

  • iamamyhall
    30 JAN, 2014
    EVERY time I serve this app my guests go NUTS for it! My most requested recipe.