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Bacon Cheese Fondue

 Bacon Cheese Fondue
When I'm looking for an appetizer with mass appeal but want a change from the usual cheese spread, this is the recipe I make. Everyone enjoys the rich flavor. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
12-14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped, optional
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cubed

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a
  • slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. In the drippings, saute onion
  • until tender. Stir in flour until blended; cook and stir until
  • thickened.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add cheese cubes; cook and stir until melted.
  • Stir in sour cream, jalapeno if desired and bacon; cook and stir
  • just until heated through. Transfer to a fondue pot and keep warm.
  • Serve with bread cubes. Yield: 3-3/4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 4 tablespoons equals 305 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 647 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.
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