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2 Delicious Dips to Serve with Heinen’s Soft Pretzels

2 Delicious Dips to Serve with Heinen’s Soft Pretzels
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The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

Whether entertaining guests or snacking at home, dips are safe and satisfying, especially when paired with delicious dippers!

Chips and sliced veggies are timeless partners for a variety of dips, but to take the dipping experience to the next level, I prefer pretzels! I’m not talking about the traditional crunchy pretzels that are bagged in the snack aisle, although Heinen’s has a wonderful high-quality selection. I’m talking about the soft, fluffy pretzel nuggets, sticks and twists in Heinen’s bakery!

Made with no preservatives, artificial flavors or synthetic colors, these soft pretzels come fully cooked with a salt packet, so all you have to do is give them a good sprinkle and warm them in the oven, toaster oven or air fryer!

Heinen's Soft Pretzels and Homemade Dips on a Serving Board

You could absolutely opt for a flavorful store-bought dip, like a premade onion dip in the Dairy Department or Heinen’s refrigerated queso, but since the pretzels require virtually no effort, it only seems right to spend a few minutes whipping up something delicious to serve with them!

Below are two dip recipes that are designed to amplify the flavor and texture of Heinen’s soft pretzels! The caramelized onion dip is creamy and savory, while the Bacon Beer Cheese Dip is rich and silky smooth! Both can be made in advance, so I recommend whipping up a batch of each and serving them on a grazing board with an assortment of Heinen’s pretzels.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Heinen’s pretzel nuggets, sticks and twists are soft, fluffy and perfect for dipping!
  • The Caramelized Onion Dip and Bacon Beer Cheese Fondue are easily prepped ahead and require only a handful of ingredients and minimal hands-on time.
  • When served together on a grazing board, these dips are the perfect appetizer for any occasion.

2 Delicious Dips to Serve with Heinen’s Soft Pretzels

2 Delicious Dips to Serve with Heinen’s Soft Pretzels


For the Caramelized Onion Dip

  • 3 white or yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen’s unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz. Heinen’s cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp. Heinen’s onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Heinen’s garlic powder
  • Diced chives, for topping

For the Bacon Beer Cheese Fondue

  • 6 slices Heinen’s CARE Certified bacon
  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen’s unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup Heinen’s whole milk
  • 1 bottle Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager
  • 1 1/2 cup Heinen’s 9-Year vintage cheddar, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup Heinen’s pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • Diced chives, for serving


For the Caramelized Onion Dip

  1. Add the sliced onions and butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté for 10 minutes until wilted.
  2. Add the salt and pepper and stir well. Continue to sauté for an additional 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are a deep golden brown.
  3. Combine the sour cream, cream cheese, mayonnaise, onion powder and garlic powder in a medium-size bowl. Stir well.
  4. Add the onions and mix until combined. Top with fresh chives and serve with Heinen’s pretzel nuggets, sticks and twists.

Caramelized Onion Dip

For the Bacon Beer Cheese Fondue 

  1. Fry the bacon in a large pan until crisp. Set on a paper towel to drain. Dice and set aside.
  2. Add the butter and minced garlic to the pan over medium heat. Sauté for 1 minute, then add the Dijon mustard and flour. Stir until the flour is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  3. Slowly add the whole milk and beer. Whisk well, until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the shredded cheeses, constantly stirring.
  5. Add half of the chopped bacon and stir.
  6. Transfer to a serving dish and top with the remaining bacon and chives. Serve with Heinen’s pretzel nuggets, sticks and twists.

Bacon Beer Cheese Fondue

Christina Musgrave

By Christina Musgrave

Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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