Beer and Cheddar Fondue


This beer-and-cheese recipe forms a fabulous cheesy crust at the bottom of the fondue pot that's as precious as liquid gold. All your guests will want a fair share.

Beer and Cheddar Fondue
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 clove garlic, halved

  • 1 cup light beer

  • ½ teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoon cold water

  • 1 cup shredded American cheese (4 ounces)

  • 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

  • Assorted items for dipping (French or Italian bread cubes, breadsticks, broccoli florets, red sweet pepper pieces, soft pretzels, and/or precooked baby sunburst squash)


  1. Rub the bottom and sides of a heavy metal fondue pot* with the garlic halves; discard garlic. In fondue pot, combine the beer and bouillon. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and the water. Add cornstarch mixture in a steady stream to beer mixture while stirring with a heat-resistant rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Gradually stir in shredded cheeses, stirring after each addition until cheese melts.

  3. Place fondue pot over fondue burner. Serve immediately with desired items for dipping. Spear item with a fondue fork or wooden skewer; dip into cheese mixture, swirling to coat. (Fondue will thicken as it holds over the burner.) Makes 6 to 8 servings.


If you want to use a ceramic fondue pot, prepare fondue in a medium saucepan as above through Step 2. Transfer cheese mixture to ceramic pot and continue as directed in step 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
18g Fat
6g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Protein 14g

*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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