These twists on traditional savory and sweet fondues aren’t only lip-smackingly good, but are also incredibly easy to make. Sure, The Melting Pot is romantic and serves the classics, but there must be a way to to make your own two-course fondue extravaganza without spending an entire paycheck in one night. With this challenge in mind, the following recipes can help you create something unusual and tasty while also getting your money’s worth.
Pizza Dip Fondue
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 can diced tomatoes or spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 sprig or 1 tablespoon of rosemary
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: 1 tablespoon oregano, basil, italian seasoning
Sliced French bread
Sliced rosemary bread
Basil-wrapped mozzarella pearls (a spin off of Caprese Bocconcini skewers)
1. In a saucepan, brown garlic and rosemary in olive oil on high heat.
2. When the garlic is aromatic and browned (not burned), add canned tomatoes/sauce. If using diced tomatoes, make sure to drain the excess liquid from the can and smush them up a little before adding them to the saucepan. Mix everything together.
3. Add both cheeses, garlic powder, salt, pepper and any other seasonings your heart desires. Allow cheese to melt a little before whisking the mixture. Whisking will help smooth out some of the lumps from the cheese.
4. Gather together your dippers, pour red sauce into a big bowl and devour.
Tip: Melting a little parmesan on top of the chicken strips makes them taste like chicken parmesan when you dip into sauce, definitely worth it.
Marshmallow Creme Fondue
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3-5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
1/3 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 jar marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cream
Fudge-covered chocolate wafers
Girl Scout Cookies
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
2. Whisk all together then cover bowl with paper towel and microwave in increments of 30 seconds until melted. Tip: If the mixture is too soupy, add more marshmallow creme to thicken it up.
3. Dig in!