Hot Ham, Chile and Cheese Fondue

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by anni703

This is one of my family's favorite appetizers. I got it from a "Celebrity Chef's" booklet year ago and is attributed to Dick Cavett.

Top Review by AmyMCGS

I had most of the ingredients on hand and I really wanted to try this, so I changed it to suit my needs. ;) Instead of baking it in a bread bowl, I combined everything in my mini crockpot. I left out the chilies for the kids, and I left out the worcestershire sauce simply because I forgot to add it in. Everything was pretty well combined after half an hour on high, so I turned it down to low after that. We served it with Ritz crackers, Fritos, and celery sticks. My entire family enjoyed this dip, and I'll definitely make it again. I can only assume that the bread bowl version (as written) is even better- I'll try that someday, too! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut off top of bread and reserve. Remove inside portion of bread, leaving a 1/2" shell. Reserve inside of bread to cut into cubes and serve with fondue.
  2. Combine cream cheese, Cheddar, sour cream, ham and green onions in mixing bowl.
  3. Dice chiles. Add chiles and Worcestersire to cream cheese mixture.
  4. Fill bread shell with cream cheese mixture. Replace top. Wrap tightly in foil and bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Unwrap and transfer to serving platter. Serve with bread cubes, crudites or crackers.

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