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Slow-Cooker Cheese Fondue

Slow-Cooker Cheese Fondue

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes

When I have a house full of kids and I'm about to lose my sanity with all of the craziness that a house full of kids can bring, I turn to my slow cooker - because nothing tames a wild horde of children like food, right? One of our favorite and entertaining recipes to casually feed a crowd is cheese fondue. It's simple to make because I use my slow cooker and everyone gets to basically create their own dinner. I simply throw a few ingredients into the slow cooker, then chop up some dippers, and in a flash everyone is ready to create their own meal by dipping vegetables, meats, and breads into warm gooey cheese. Like I said, a fun dinner that keeps everyone busy for at least an hour. Perfect for a fun family dinner or to entertain a crowd.

by Meredith Steele

What you'll need

  • 10 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 10 ounces cheddar, shredded
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch or flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • dipper suggestions: sliced sausage, ham, or chicken; cooked or raw vegetables like carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower; diced bread or pretzels

Helpful Tip:

For an adult version, replace milk with 1 cup of dry white wine for a more traditional fondue or beer for a beer cheese fondue.

How to make it

  1. Place shredded cheese, garlic, mustard, and nutmeg in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with cornstarch or flour and toss to coat.
  2. Pour milk over cheese mixture and stir. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.
  3. Once the cheese is melted and smooth, reduce the heat to warm and serve. Serve with bamboo skewers to skewer dippers for easy dipping. Fondue can be kept on the warm setting for up to 2 hours with regular stirring.