Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

A few months ago I took a girl’s trip to Las Vegas with one of my best friends. She’d never been before so we did just about everything one can do in Las Vegas in just 4 days.

We went to the Hoover Dam, went shopping, dancing, did an aerial arts class, saw some shows, way more gambling than I care to admit, and of course – we ate. Oh you better believe we ate. We ate so hard. On our second night there we made reservations at The Melting Pot. After getting lost several times we finally found our way to the restaurant and proceeded to stuff ourselves silly with all sorts of fondue. We started off with their Spinach and Artichoke Fondue and it was amazing.

So amazing that I needed to come home and make it again. For you.

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

After several batches, I think I finally cracked the code on this delicious cheesy dip. And what better way to celebrate National Fondue Day than with this simple recipe?!

Here’s what the fondue looked like that night in Las Vegas…

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

Here’s the one I made…

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

I used simple and easy to find cheeses that every grocery store will carry – Gruyere, Mozzarella, and Parmesan.

Of course the dip is filled with spinach and artichokes and a little garlic too.

I tried really hard to make this with chicken broth, but it just wouldn’t give me that stringy cheese goodness that is achieved when using white wine (I used cooking wine). So if you’re considering using chicken broth instead, just realize it’s not going to be the same.

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

What you use to dip into the cheese is up to you, but I would recommend things like bread cubes, broccoli, carrots, and even apples taste good in there too!

If you don’t have a fondue pot, not all hope is lost. I used a tea light under a ceramic soup bowl to heat this fondue. It makes for an ultra-romantic setting for two.

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

By the end of our dinner at The Melting Pot I told my friend that I was glad I wore a dress, because if I were wearing pants I would have needed to unbutton them. Always thinking ahead…

Rest assured, this Spinach and Artichoke Fondue is a super quick recipe that is perfect for an appetizer, or a full meal if you want! Don’t save this for a special occasion; it deserves to be made on any day of the week.

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

I know you want to dig into that bowl of hot cheese. Do it!

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Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

Yield: serves 3 to 4

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1/3 cup white cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • Possible Dipping items:
  • French bread, cubed
  • Raw broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Apples

Instructions

  1. Combine the cheeses in a bowl and sprinkle with the flour. Toss to evenly coat, set aside.
  2. Pour cooking wine and garlic into a pot and cook over medium-high heat. Once it starts to boil add the spinach and artichokes, stir until the spinach wilts.
  3. Stir in the cheeses and keep stirring until the cheese is stringy and melted completely. Transfer to a fondue pot, or keep in pot on low heat until ready to serve.
  4. Serve with your choice of dipping ingredients.
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Comments

  1. Ohhhh this looks like trouble. Just the kind of mischief we need around here. What good are all those workouts if you can’t get into a little trouble now & then. Maybe I’ll do a fondue bar for our egg dying party.

  2. OMG does this look incredible! I would lose my mind with a bowl of this. Thank God it has spinach in it!

  3. I forget about how much fun fondue is. In fact I have forgotten so much, I am trying to remember where my fondue pot is????? Do you know/ Ha! Just kidding. I don’t think I have made a cheese fondue—just chocolate and one for meat. I like this recipe. Gotta go now—gotta find what I did with my pot.

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