Beer Cheese Fondue Recipe
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Beer Cheese Fondue Recipe

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This thick fondue originated in my kitchen when I didn't have all of the ingredients I needed to make the recipe I initially planned to prepare. Served with bread cubes, it has since become a staple, particularly while we watch football games on television. -Chrystie Wear, Greensboro, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons half-and-half cream

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 261 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. Place bread cubes in a single layer in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 450° for 5-7 minutes or until lightly crisp, stirring twice.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in beer. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Toss cheese and flour; stir into saucepan until melted. Stir in 2 tablespoons cream.
  3. Transfer to a small fondue pot or 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Keep warm; add additional cream if fondue thickens. Serve with toasted bread cubes. Yield: about 3 cups.
Originally published as Beer Cheese Fondue in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p28

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hbaseley User ID: 3311639 259003
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017

"Thumbs up! We do fondue for New Years eve, but since several family members are not crazy about traditional cheese fondue, we tried this recipe. This was a hit with everyone and I thought it stayed smoother than other fondues I have made. I wasn't sure what kind of cheddar to use, so ended up using Boar's head Vermont Cheddar and I was very happy with it. We served it with toasted rye and french bread, lightly roasted mini peppers and mushrooms and broccoli."

jieastcott User ID: 1507778 58995
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Very yummy and easy to make. Have made it a few times and always a hit"

midgetjls User ID: 4219781 127518
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Very tastey!!! Stuck with a mild cheddar so you can taste the beer!! :) good crowd pleaser!"

Lynn M. User ID: 1616251 141713
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"It took me awhile to get the temperature right for the fondue pot, but once that was done, this was a great hit! I warmed the bread for a few minutes, and then finished it when my guests arrived. Being warm made a big difference. When you are from Wisconsin, what better ingredients can you ask for..BEER AND CHEESE!!"

mlbura User ID: 1974820 127517
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This is the best fondue I have made. I am not a fan of the traditional swiss fondue, so this one was great for us. Kids loved it too, this is a keeper! Thanks for the great recipe, it's fast and easy!"

Julie Waters User ID: 5142030 141703
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"I have made this twice already. Once at Christmas and for the super bowl. I served it with bread, green apples and carrots!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 152347
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"Yummy! Worked great in our fondue pot.

~ Theresa"

molls9702 User ID: 4733061 142309
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Add some fresh ground pepper and I had a recipe from our favorite fondue place!"

AWD User ID: 352928 152338
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"I'm trying to give this recipe 5 stars, and there is something wrong, it won't let me go past 3. This recipe is great. We love it!"

AWD User ID: 352928 142308
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"This is a game day favorite! Very easy and delicious!"

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