Cheese Fondue Casserole


For an irresistible mash-up meal, try this baked mac and cheese that tastes just like fondue! Kids will adore the ooey-gooey Swiss and gruyere, while parents will go wild for the tender shrimp on this mac and cheese casserole.

Cheese Fondue Casserole
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 cup dried elbow macaroni (12 ounces)

  • 3 cup shredded Swiss cheese (12 ounces)

  • 2 ½ cup shredded Gruyère cheese* (10 ounces)

  • 5 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cup chicken broth

  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • 8 ounce Swiss cheese, cubed

  • 1 ¾ cup crushed saltine crackers (36)

  • 3 tablespoon butter, cut up


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 3-quart casserole with cooking spray; set aside. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Return macaroni to pan; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine shredded Swiss cheese, Gruyère cheese, flour, and garlic. Toss to combine. In a large saucepan heat broth and wine over medium heat just until bubbles form around edge of pan. Add cheese mixture, 1 cup at a time, whisking constantly after each addition until cheese melts. (Mixture may not be completely smooth at this point.) Do not boil. Remove from heat. Season to taste with pepper.

  3. Pour cheese mixture over macaroni; stir gently to combine. Fold in cubed Swiss cheese. Spoon pasta mixture into prepared casserole. Sprinkle crushed crackers evenly over top; dot with butter.

  4. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and topping is golden.


For best results, shred the cheese just before using. Purchased preshredded cheese does not melt as well.


Reader Recipe

Shrimp Fondue Casserole:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons seafood seasoning for the salt and pepper. Stir in 12 ounces fresh or frozen peeled, deveined uncooked small shrimp, halved lengthwise (thawed, if frozen), and 1/2 cup sliced green onions (4) with the cubed Swiss cheese.Nutrition facts per serving: 607 cal., 31 g total fat, (18 g sat. fat), 145 mg chol., 596 mg sodium, 41 g carb., 2 g dietary fiber, 37 g protein

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

568 Calories
30g Fat
41g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 568
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 603mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Calcium 757.3mg 58%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 182mg 4%
Folate, total 108.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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