Serve this insanely yummy French Onion Cheese Fondue with assorted dippers at your next party, and you’ll immediately be crowned Hostess with the Mostest!!!
This French onion cheese fondue is on the short list of my all time favorite recipes. It is a winner on all fronts. It is super easy to make, CRAZY delicious, and a hit at any party. I keep the ingredients on hand at all times so that I can make this on the fly.
My friend Reba shared this recipe with me more than 30 years ago when I fell in love with it at an Auburn tailgate (this was her signature appetizer). I’ve made this literally hundreds of times since and serve it at most every party I have.
Cheese: I prefer sharp white cheddar because the color and flavor are just better than the orange (which is almost always processed). Cabot Seriously Sharp is good; Aldi also has a fab sharp white cheddar.
Cheddar Cheese Soup: Make sure you get Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese soup~not nacho cheese, broccoli cheese, etc…I only say this because there is no substitution, and with so many “cheese” soups in the aisle, it can get confusing.
Dippers: Bread is FAB as a dipper for this fondue! Crusty artisan bread (The Fresh Market has fab loaves) or even Pepperidge Farms French bread works. I try to use bread that has no added seasonings (rosemary, garlic, etc…) to compete with the fondue. Crudites are great~cauliflower, broccoli, and steamed baby potatoes. Baked snacks such as tortilla chips, pretzels & crackers. Taco Salads and burrito bowls are great with this sauce poured on top. Really, this is good on most anything that goes well with cheese.
Seasonings: I use the dry mustard and also a pinch of cayenne pepper, but this is optional.
Fondue Pots: I have this Cuisinart electric. I love the way it keeps the cheese perfectly warm, but the cord annoys me. Since I serve this fondue so often, I am considering buying the white Sur La Table fondue pot shown below to use when I want to serve from the middle of a table rather than having to be near a wall plug. #somethingtothinkabout
If you try this French Onion Cheese Fondue, please leave your thoughts in the comments of the post! I’d also love to hear from any of you Savvys who have a chocolate fondue recipe that you love; I am on the lookout for a fab one for a dessert party coming down the pike:-) I appreciate all of you so much. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
- 1 can Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup (don't substitute nacho cheese soup)
- 8-10 oz block sharp or extra sharp white cheddar
- 1 cup prepared French onion dip (I use Dean's)
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- Cut cheese into cubes; grate or chop in food processor.
- In saucepan over low-medium heat, melt cheddar cheese soup & dip until smooth, stirring often.
- Add shredded cheese; heat until melted and smooth.
- Add mustard and cayenne pepper, stirring well.
- Serve from a fondue pot or small warmer.
- Serve with bread chunks, cruditÃ©s, tortilla chips, etc...
Amount Per Serving Calories 920 Total Fat 76g Carbohydrates 3g Protein 54g