Pesto Cheese Fondue

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mom2Rose

Source: Better Homes & Garden website. This recipe is out of this world!!

Top Review by Sweet Diva MJ

You're right - this is out of this world! Made this for our "Family Night" last week. My kids love it when I get out the fondue pot - I'll be making this again! I served it with grilled chicken strips, bread, pretzels, steamed muchrooms and blanched broccoli and cauliflower. Made for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap July 2008.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place basil leaves, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, and garlic in a food processor bowl or blender container.
  2. Cover, and process or blend until paste begins to form, stopping the machine several times to scrape the sides.
  3. With machine running slowly, gradually add olive oil, and blend or process until consistency of soft butter.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover and chill 1/4 cup of the pesto for another use, such as to toss with pasta or spread over garlic toast.
  6. Bring shredded cheeses to room temperature; toss with the 3 tablespoons flour; set aside.
  7. Heat wine in a large saucepan over medium heat until small bubbles rise to the surface.
  8. Just before the wine boils, reduce heat to low and stir in cheese mixture a little at a time, stirring constantly and making sure the cheese melts before adding more.
  9. Cook and stir until mixture bubbles gently.
  10. Transfer mixture to fondue pot.
  11. Spoon 3/4 cup of the pesto in spiral pattern on top of cheese mixture; gently cut through cheese to marble.
  12. Keep mixture bubbling gently over a fondue burner.
  13. Serve with bread and vegetables for dipping.
  14. Makes 2 cups (16 servings).
  15. Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare basil mixture; cover and chill up to 24 hours.

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