Fondue might be best for a holiday party or get-together. It will add a retro appeal to the celebration and it is quick and easy to prepare. If you have a fondue set at home it is time to dig it out of the back of the cupboard. Don’t worry if you don’t have one.
The following recipes will prove that you don’t necessarily need one. Use a crock pot, a cast iron skillet or simply place a a medium ramekin on a metal rack above a tea light. The oozing, warm cheese is perfect on cold evenings and it will make you feel like you are in Switzerland or France where the traditional fondue comes from.
Dip toasted sourdough bread, vegetables or pretzels into a bubbling pot of gruyère and wine and sip white wine, champagne or kirsch with your fondue meal.
1. Cheese Fondue with Ring Around Rolls
Recipe via cleobuttera.com
You can serve this beautiful festive ring on any holiday party in the holiday season. The bite-sized fluffy rolls dipped into gooey cheese fondue – made without alcohol – will be the favorite of the kids and other guests as well.
2. Spinach and Artichoke Fondue
Recipe via themissinglokness.com
On the cold winter days you can do one simple thing: eat cheese fondue. Made with garlic, spinach and artichoke this dip is really satisfying. The flavors make the traditional fondue more interesting. Serve with fresh or steamed vegetables for a healthy option.
3. Cheesy Pumpkin Fondue
Recipe via www.hungrycouplenyc.com
You don’t need fondue pot to make this dip, a regular pot will do the trick. What’s even better, is to serve it in a whole baked pumpkin. You will need 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree anyway. The pumpkin tortilla chips is a great choice but you can serve it with sourdough bread as well.
4. Pizza Fondue
Recipe via neighborfoodblog.com
What happens when you combine pizza and fondue? You will get this cheesy, fun, party-worthy Pizza Fondue. It is so quick and simple to make. You will have to prepare a simple fondue with mozzarella, wine and asiago and string your favorite pizza toppings on bamboo sticks. Try it with garlic bread, turkey meatballs, pepperoni and veggies.
5. Toasted Tortellini With Pesto Cheese Fondue
Recipe via hostthetoast.com
Here is a holiday appetizer that no one will be able to keep their hands off of. Toasted, deliciously crunchy tortellini dipped in Pesto Cheese Fondue, a mix of melted Italian cheeses, garlic and pesto. It is just as amazing as it sounds. Use any kind of tortellini or you can even use ravioli or bowtie pasta.
6. Quick Crockpot Fondue
Recipe via thewanderlustkitchen.com
When it comes to party food we need something that does not require too much time to make. This delicious Crockpot Fondue only requires a few ingredients and a little time. Warm the wine (make sure to use dry white wine like Chardonnay) with the garlic and spices, pour it over the cheese in a crockpot, set it to warm, stir and serve with fresh rolls or homemade pretzels.
7. Caramelized Shallot And Gruyere Cheese Fondue
Recipe via www.theendlessmeal.com
This Caramelized Shallot and Gruyere Cheese Fondue is the perfect appetizer, served with sourdough bread or vegetables. To make it more filling you could serve it with mini crescent dogs or spicy sausages. Click on the link to see a few simple tricks on how to make smooth and perfectly melted fondue.
8. Cast-Iron Skillet Fondue
Recipe via pictureperfectmeals.com
Another way to make fondue if you don’t have a fondue set is to use a cast-iron skillet. The secret lies in the cheese you use. This recipe requires Italian Val d’Aosta fontina cheese, garlic, olive oil and thyme. Scoop out the bubbly and gooey fondue with crusty bread.
9. Blue Cheese and Brie Fondue With Korean Pears
Recipe via www.louisemellor.com
Instead of the traditional Gruyere cheese you can use Brie and blue cheese to make a delicious fondue. White wine, shallot and thyme is all what you will have to add to the two cheeses. Serve with juicy pears and grapes on a special occasion.
10. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Fondue
Recipe via www.chelseasmessyapron.com
Who said that fondue must be savoury? Try this amazing slow cooker cream cheese glazed fondue with 20-minute miniature cinnamon rolls on a stick. Whether you make it for a party, dessert or breakfast you can’t go wrong with the miniature cinnamon rolls.