This Beer Cheese Fondue makes for a perfect game day appetizer. Your favorite beer, cheddar cheese and onion come together in this perfect, melty dipping sauce.
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This Beer Cheese Fondue is an appetizer that we’ve been enjoying for years now. In fact, as I was making it this last time, I was thinking of all of the people we have enjoyed it with. Andy’s parents around our miniscule dining room in Columbia, our friends Chris and Travis in Missouri – the only friends we’ve ever had that were also Bears fans, a Super Bowl party with all of the neurosurgery residents in our cramped living room in Madison and just a few weeks ago with new friends here in Cleveland. I’ve yet to serve this delicious appetizer to anyone who didn’t fall in love with it.
You’ll find us noshing on this fondue on both New Year’s Eve and for the Super Bowl. With just seven ingredients, it comes together in just minutes and I’m bound to have everything on hand. Win, win, win. Your favorite beer, cheddar cheese and onion come together in this perfect, melty dipping sauce. Apples, crusty bread and soft pretzels are our top picks for dippers.
In the unlikely event that you happen to have any leftover Beer Cheese Fondue, you might also try it cold from the fridge as a spread on your favorite sandwich. Andy’s dad discovered this shortly after I began making it and I have to agree he’s on to something!
This Beer Cheese Fondue is another example of why I love pairing these two main ingredients for a comforting and filling dish. You can also find them in my Bacon Crusted Beer Mac and Cheese as well as my Reuben and Guinness Mac and Cheese. There’s a reason why they call them comfort foods, my friends! Or if you’re on the hunt for a little more spice, my Mexican Beer Cheese Fondue is definitely what you’re looking for.
Beer Cheese Fondue
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup beer
- 4 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2-4 tablespoons half and half
- In a small saucepan, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender.
- Add beer to saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low.
- Toss cheese and flour together in small bowl; stir into saucepan until melted.
- Add 2 tablespoons half and half to fondue and stir to combine.
- Transfer to fondue to fondue pot and keep warm.
- Add additional half and half if fondue thickens.
Looking for more fondue fun? I love the idea of throwing a fondue themed dinner or party with friends featuring my Beer Cheese Fondue and this creamy Baked Artichoke Fondue. For dessert, they would pair beautifully with this Easy Irish Cream Chocolate Fondue and Three Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue.