Creamy Cheddar Fondue

"Quick, easy!"
photo by Kit Katchen photo by Kit Katchen
photo by Kit Katchen
photo by Panhandle Sam photo by Panhandle Sam
Ready In:
1 2/3 cups




  • Heat cream cheese with milk in fondue pot or saucepan on low heat.
  • Stir until it is smooth.
  • Add in the cheddar cheese; keep stirring!
  • Let completely melt together; stir in the onion.
  • You may dip the French bread into the fondue!

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  1. ColCadsMom
    I made this for a get together with some friends from church. I picked this recipe because it didn't contain alcohol. It was a huge hit! I doubled the recipe, sauteed the onion with a little garlic in a pat of butter and drizzle of olive oil, then used part milk, part 1/2 and 1/2, and used only 12 ounces of cream cheese adding in 4 ounces of velveeta, and adding a dash of Franks hot sauce. It was very thin when I took it out of the saucepan and put it in the slow cooker on low, but it was perfect within 30 minutes. For my first attempt at fondue, I was very pleased. Thanks for posting!
  2. Kit Katchen
    This was my first time making cheese fondue and it was a total success! I took the suggestion of another reviewer and I added a little chopped onion, minced garlic, and seasonings to the butter. I also made one other change which was to reduce the cream cheese to 4 oz and then use 4 oz Velveeta. I think this helped with both the flavor and the texture. We found it to be perfect on richness and flavor. Foods we paired with it were soft pretzels, sliced bread, little smokies, and sliced apples. Everyone including the kiddos loved it. Plus it was incredibly simple. Thank you for the awesome recipe that has a spot in my recipe box now :)
  3. shewinked
    Followed the recipe exactly and didn't care for it at all. The cream cheese base makes it just that...way too creamy and not enough flavor. My kids said it was gross and tasted like sour cream and not cheese. It is very smooth, but I like my fondue to have some stringing and pulling to the cheese and a bit more thick.
  4. flyingmermaid
    very delicious and teen and young adult kids loved it with a variety of dippers: french bread chunks, pretzels, chicken nuggets, hot dog chunks, celery sticks, red bell pepper chunks and cherry tomatoes. I had a fondue party for them for New Years Eve and it was a hit!
  5. mums the word
    I had trouble with this recipe but maybe it was my cheese? It was very thick and really stringy. I added some milk to smooth it out. The taste was very rich. If I make this again I would definitely add a bit of garlic.


  1. ChelseaW
    This was foolproof! Turned out delicious and creamy. I used onion powder instead of diced onion. We dipped smoked sausages, veggies, and bread in it. <br/><br/>There were only two of us so we had a ton left over. I mixed the leftover sauce with diced onions and frozen shredded hashbrowns the next morning and baked it up at 375. It was also delicious.


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