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Simple Cheddar Cheese Fondue

We love fondue at our house and have recently started getting the kids involved! This Simple Cheddar Cheese Fondue is sure to be loved by children and adults. It comes together super fast, is creamy, and easy to dip! This recipe is great anytime but is great to serve for Valentine’s Day, New Years Eve, Christmas and any other holiday or for a party as an appetizer!

Cheddar Cheese Fondue in a fondue pot with a plate of broccoli, bread and apples

How to make Simple Cheddar Cheese Fondue

This recipe will be best in a fondue pot so that it can stay warm and melted while serving, however it can be made on the stove as well. In a fondue pot, over medium-low heat cook garlic for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer.

While waiting for the broth to simmer, toss cheese with flour to coat. Pre-shredded or freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese can be used. Once broth is simmering, slowly add shredded cheese and stir to melt. Be sure to stir constantly while the cheese is melting so the heat distributes evenly.

Once all cheese is melted adjust heat on the fondue pot to keep cheese warm but not too hot. If cheese becomes too hot it may burn on the bottom of the pot. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions

Cheese fondue has so many options for what can be dipped in it! Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Cubed bread, from either a baguette, french bread or any other bread that you love.
  • Pretzels, soft or hard
  • Crackers
  • Fruit- apples or berries
  • Dried fruit
  • Vegetables- raw or steamed such as broccoli, asparagus, potatoes, carrots, peppers
  • Large pasta shapes
  • Chips

Have fun and explore with your fondue! If you like this fondue you may also like our Easy Beer Cheese Fondue, Dairy Free Chocolate Fondue and 3-Ingredient Chocolate Fondue!

Give yourself a melting pot experience at home by doing a cheese fondue course, salad course, broth course and chocolate fondue course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe gluten free?

Yes! Swap the flour for cornstarch, but only use half of the amount. Then, serve with fruit, vegetables and your favorite gluten free breads or pretzels.

Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker?

I have not tested this recipe in a slow cooker but I think if you make it on the stove you could keep it warm in a slow cooker or crock pot for serving.

Can cheese fondue be reheated?

Yes! Let any leftover fondue cool and store in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Reheat in the microwave slowly or on the stove over low medium heat.

Isn’t fondue usually made with swiss cheese?

Some traditional recipes do use swiss cheese however that’s not the only option. This cheddar cheese fondue is sure to be loved by all.

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Cheddar Cheese Fondue in a fondue pot with a plate of broccoli, bread and apples

Simple Cheddar Cheese Fondue

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Simple Cheddar Cheese Fondue will be ready in about 10 minutes and has lots of options of what to pair with it. Serve it as an appetizer or snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 12 ounces chicken or vegetable broth
  • 16 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Instructions

  1. In a fondue pot, over medium/low heat cook garlic for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add broth and bring to a simmer.
  3. While waiting for the broth to simmer, toss cheese with flour to coat.
  4. Once broth is simmering, slowly add cheese and stir to melt.
  5. Once all cheese is melted adjust heat on fondue pot to keep cheese warm but not too hot.
  6. Serve with apples, bread, pretzels, etc.

Notes

Fresh grated or pre-shredded cheddar cheese can be used!

To make this recipe gluten free use 1 tbsp of cornstarch instead of 2 tbsp of flour.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 484mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 23g

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