Easy 5-Minute Mozzarella Fondue

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on September 29, 2009

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There is a proper way to eat fondue – dont double dip, the fondue fork shouldnt touch your mouth, transfer dipped food from the fondue fork to a plate and eat it with another fork, dont drop stuff into the fondue pot…

Then there is our ‘throw-all-the-rules-out’ method of eating fondue. We dont have a fondue set, so we put the fondue in a soup bowl and used bamboo skewers. We double dipped like crazy. Several apple cubes were lost in the fondue pot/soup bowl. At the end we wiped the bowl clean with our fingers. So much fun! 

The best part – 5 minutes is all it takes to make this fondue – easy and fuss free.

easy mozzarella and alouette cheese fondue

 Here are some fondue dipper/dunker ideas for you..

What to dip in fondue

  • lightly steamed broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus (pat them try before serving, if the veggies are wet, fondue wont stick to them)
  • lightly grilled eggplant or zucchini (my favorite)
  • roasted fingerling potatoes
  • button mushrooms
  • crusty bread
  • cubed apple, tossed in a little lemon juice to prevent browning
  • sliced fresh figs
  • pretzel sticks, tortilla chips, pita chips
  • cooked (al dente) tortellini, patted dry

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Easy 5-Minute Mozzarella Fondue Recipe
serves 1-2

1 garlic pod minced
1/4 cup white wine 
a pinch nutmeg
1/2 cup Alouette cheese spread (recommended: garlic and herb or savory vegetable). Scroll down to see how you can win Alouette cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
anything from the “what to dip” list above to serve with fondue

Heat a small, deep non-stick pot. Add garlic and wine and bring wine to a simmer on medium heat. Once the wine begins to bubble, whisk in nutmeg and Alouette cheese spread and let it melt. Then add mozzarella cheese. Keep stirring with a whisk till the mozzarella melts, about 1 minute. If the fondue is too thick, add milk (one tablespoon at a time) while whisking on medium heat till desired consistency is reached. 

Serve fondue with cubes of crusty bread, apples, steamed vegetables or anything from the “what to dip” list above. To reheat fondue, return it to a non stick pot on medium heat, whisk in a little milk if needed.

Like this recipe? Want to win the Alouette cheese I used in this fondue or two other cheese?

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1 Pavani September 29, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I’m virtually double, triple dipping that fondue here. Looks awesome.. Super easy to make.. Will try.

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2 Sunshinemom September 29, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Just yesterday we had gone to a restaurant and my kids ordered fondue which came with all the dippings you mentioned in the list! And they dunked, double and triple:D, let the broccoli fall into it and had a messy fun time!

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3 Chakh...le...Re!!! September 29, 2009 at 10:23 pm

thats amazing dip!!! Loved it!!

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4 nags September 29, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Sala.. your pics… sigh…

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5 shubha September 29, 2009 at 10:39 pm

cant say anything else, except that am drooling big time.sigh!

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6 Nithya September 30, 2009 at 1:31 am

Wowwwwwwwww.. this looks way tempting.. I am drooling

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7 Cortney September 30, 2009 at 5:28 am

This looks like some amazing comfort food. I can’t wait to make some after work one day this week!
I love all cheeses but have a current weakness for the Purple Moon Cheese. A Cabernet soaked Cheddar, I love to pair it with some candied walnuts and a glass of wine.

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8 shaz September 30, 2009 at 8:39 am

Ha ha – I like your rules better. The fondue souns simple and delish

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9 Holly September 30, 2009 at 8:56 am

Wow, looks fabulous! Way better than the fondue I tried for the first time in France last month. Normally, my boyfriend and I just grab our cheese and picnic with some bread and wine by the ocean, but we will definitely give this a try. Thanks!

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10 Niki September 30, 2009 at 9:03 am

I love manchego cheese, especially when shredded into mashed potatoes and served w/ braised short ribs! That’s one of my absolute favorite tapas dish from Cafe Babareeba in Chicago! I now put manchego cheese in my mashed potatoes all the time!!!

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11 Nicole September 30, 2009 at 9:08 am

guilty secret: I do NOT share my garlic aluette w/ ANYONE. Not even my kids or husband.

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12 Alex September 30, 2009 at 10:03 am

my favorite cheese is ricotta-especially sheep’s milk ricotta. it is best on a white pizza with sauteed spinach, a little mozzarella and then dollops of ricotta with sea salt.

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13 yasmeen September 30, 2009 at 10:56 am

luscious and so tempting.Is there a substitute for wine?I’d really love to try this :D

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

@yasmeen, you could use milk, but it wont be the same as with wine :(

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14 Manasi September 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm

throw-all-the-rules-out….throw-all-the-rules-out!!!!
My hubby was raving about fondue last weekend and here u are with this fab recipe!
We have just started exploring the world of cheese, so far our fav is Havarti.

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15 Pooja September 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm

My favorite cheese is pepper-jack. I just love mild spicy kick it has.

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16 lisaiscooking September 30, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Sounds like a delicious (and fun) fondue!

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17 Katie Gentry September 30, 2009 at 4:58 pm

My favorite cheese is baked brie in phyllo! Warm and delicious!

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18 Jane September 30, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Nice and simple fondue recipe. Gotta try this. I love the ever green mozzarella melted over just about anything !!

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19 Vicki September 30, 2009 at 10:37 pm

I haven’t made fondue in ages, thanks for reminding me of its existence! I’m not sure I can pin down a favorite cheese, but it would definitely be something aged and sheepy. Or maybe goaty.

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20 Vijitha September 30, 2009 at 11:38 pm

WOW! lovely dip.

My fav cheese is mascarpone and i love it in any dessert :-)

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21 Vijitha September 30, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Hey Sala
Thats one brilliant dip.
I love mascarpone and I like it in any dessert.

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22 Sree Vidya October 1, 2009 at 2:23 am

Looks awesome
You have a nice blog veggie belly!
I like the pics and your blog design
Thanks for visiting my blog

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23 Stephanie October 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

That looks so tasty. I’ll have to try it for an upcoming party.

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24 Page October 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm

This looks so good!
My favorite cheese right now are the mini Babybel cheeses. They’re dangerous in my house. I could eat the whole package and not think twice about it. Although, Parmigiano-Reggiano is the best chese in the entire world. I love to just chunk it off the wedge and eat it straight.

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25 Sarah October 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm

One of my favorite cheeses is laughing cow spreadable cheese. I like eating it spread on a wheat tortilla with a little hummus (rolled up) as a snack! Yum!

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26 Soma October 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm

my hubby & me are probably the 2 among the very few weirdos who are not too fond of fondue (or cheese to be precise). I have to say tho’ that this is a fundoo fondue foto:-) sorry about the pj couldn’t help it.. well soup bowls & double dippings aside, the pictures are really pretty, & making me want o dunk just for the heck of it.

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27 Sommer Petroski October 1, 2009 at 9:03 pm

LOVE fondue! I’m having a fondue/wine/game night this Saturday and I think we’ll try your recipe!

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28 kristen October 2, 2009 at 12:01 am

First let me say that I love your blog and the fondue looks delicious! Definitely my favorite kind of cheese is an aged bleu…:-)

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29 kellirc October 2, 2009 at 5:25 am

My niece and I love Muenster cheese. We love it melted or just by the slice.

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30 Vijitha October 3, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Hey Sala
I wouldnt recommend the canned cocoonut milk. They make the dish more Thai. I grind the dessicated coconut if cannt get a fresh one. Leave the dessicated coconut in hot water for 15 min. and then grind that to a fine paste. Squeeze out the first extract which will be relatively thick and then add more water and grind them again. squeeze out the second extract (thin one).

I know canned is lot easier and You can remove 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup water to make a thin version and use remaining 3/4 as thick one.

Hope this helps!

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31 Manasi October 3, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I wonder what happened to my earlier comment???
throw-all-the-rules-out……….throw-all-the-rules-out!!! That’s what makes me comfortable!!
My hubby was talking of fondue just a few days ago, I would love to try it, but with my comfort level!
We are new to the world of cheese, but like them, our fav so far is Havarti. I also like pepper jack.

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32 maris October 3, 2009 at 5:03 pm

This sounds like a perfect dish for a party! I love to put out appetizer/noshes when I have friends over.

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33 Vegetation October 3, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Your way totally sounds like the most fun way to fondue (and likely the way my family would if we’d ever eaten it before!). This sounds so yummy! I have to make it (plus, it might just get the kids to eat veggies if there’s an awesome dip to put them into!)

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34 Doren From Virginia October 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I just started to fondue again after many years, I had forgotten what fun it is. I would love some free cheese.

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

@Doren From Virginia, this giveaway has ended. But im having another cheesy giveaway that you are welcome to enter:) http://www.veggiebelly.com/2009/10/goat-cheese-pomegranate-salad.html

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35 TheWonderingchef March 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

What an amazing idea. This looks so yummy! Im really glad I found your blog! Its fantastic!

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36 Wanda January 13, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hey, tried this recipe but didn’t quite work out, the mozzarella sort of created a large lump in the pot as it hadn’t melted properly, is there a specific mozzarella you used or a special way of doing it? Thanks!
Xx

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

Just shredded mozzarella should work. If it was clumping you may need to use more liquid (milk) and add the cheese a little at a time.

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