Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Year's Eve Fondue Dinner

Every New Year's Eve growing up we would have a full fondue meal, with different courses all night. We had a cheese appetizer, oil to cook shrimp, chicken or beef for the main course, and, of course, a chocolate fondue for dessert. Fun stuff! I am not ready for the main course with my little ones.....something about toddlers, skewers (I could stop there) and hot oil. We will wait. To start the tradition, this year we will have a Parmesan cheese fondue....and most likely chocolate-almond fondue to end 2008!

Creamy Parmesan Fondue

16 oz. cream cheese
2 cups milk
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

french bread and veggies for dipping

Heat your cream cheese on low until melted (the original recipe says to use a double boiler...I've never had one but this works). Gradually stir in milk until mixture blends into a smooth sauce. Add garlic and Parmesan and stir until cheese melts and sauce thickens.

Serve in a fondue pot to keep warm. Serve with chunks of breads and assorted veggies.

makes 1 quart.

Go over to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday for more New Year's Dinner ideas!


  1. oh yum! We do fondue on Christmas eve EVERY year!

  2. This sounds like something easy I can do with the kids, even my 2 year can dip and eat it! I'll need a fondue pot but that shouldn't be too hard to find (or to expensive). Sounds like you can fondue just about anything! GREAT IDEA!!! Thanks

  3. This just sounds ridiculously good : ). Fondue is so much fun!

  4. Nice!!!! Here's to fondue!

    Happy TMTT and Happy New Year!

  5. Oh my goodness. I love melted cheese. Thanks for a great recipe. Happy new year.

  6. This looks great! I wonder if I could do this in a crock pot?

  7. do you have any good cheese fondu recipes w/o parmesan cheese? i'm not really fan of it... but would love to make my own fondue! yum :) cheese & apples =)


  8. That looks great! We always have fondue at either Christmas or New Years eve.