Looking for a fun dinner with the family? Gluten-free Cheese Fondue is a super fun dinner recipe. The kids had fun dipping all their favorite gluten-free foods in this creamy, cheesy sauce. Thanks to Udi’s Gluten Free for sponsoring this cheese fondue recipe as part of our year-long partnership.
Fondue nights are making a comeback since they’re so much fun for families to enjoy together for dinner. We did our first fondue night last December and my kids have been begging me to do it again since it was so fun. I’m hoping to make it a more regular dinner option in our house!
Many of the cheese fondue recipes out there include beer or wine in the recipes. I really wanted to make this a family friendly option for families that don’t prefer alcohol, plus of course not everyone has easy access to gluten-free beer. I succeeded in making a very cheesy fondue dip without any alcohol.
What to dip in cheese fondue?
One reason cheese fondue is such a great dinner choice is because you can really dip anything into it! Trying to get your kids to eat more veggies? When they can use a fun little fork, they’ll gladly dip those veggies in cheese sauce! I sliced up four colors of bell peppers for dipping. I also included broccoli florets. No one in my family cares for cauliflower, so I didn’t include that, but it would be a great choice for this recipe.
This time, I was shooting for a fun option for a meatless dinner, so I just included vegetables, fruits, and gluten-free breads and gluten-free pretzels for dipping. Next time I make this, I’m going to include some cooked meat options as well. Ideas include crispy bacon, thick chunks of ham, gluten-free meatballs, and quartered hamburger patties. Any other ideas? Let me know!
It’s also fun for the kids to help get everything sliced for this. My boys like using the pizza cutter to cut the tortilla wedges. I used certified gluten-free Udi’s Gluten Free Flour Tortillas. I brushed them with oil, sprinkled with coarse sea salt, and baked until crispy. When sliced these are like a soft tortilla chip. My son with braces especially loved these, as he can’t eat crunchy chips right now!
The kids can also help with the baguette slices. I sliced Udis Gluten Free French Baguettes diagonally into 1/2″ thick slices. Then I had my kids brush some with garlic butter and some with olive oil that we sprinkled some salt and herbs on before baking.
I also added Glutino gluten-free pretzel sticks for dipping. I like these better than the pretzel twist shape for dipping – keeps the kids’ fingers out of the fondue!
I found the cutest little chip and dip dishes at World Market that were perfect for our fondue night too. These are a great option instead of having everyone try to gather around the fondue pot and dip without their food falling off into the pot! Instead, just scoop some out on to their plates and they can do their own dipping there! They can still use fun fondue forks, or use plastic picks/skewers or small silverware.
Looking for another dip option to use these tortilla wedges and baguette slices in? Make sure you try my easy spinach artichoke dip recipe!
Notes on ingredients in this cheese fondue recipe:
- Cheese: I used both Gruyere and sharp cheddar. You can try other cheeses that melt well too, like Swiss, and Colby Jack. It’s nice to have the flavor from having two I think.
- Cornstarch: Cornstarch is used to thicken this. If you really want yours to be a very thin cheese sauce, you can omit or reduce the amount called for.
- Worcestershire: Some varieties of Worcestershire can have gluten, often due to soy sauce in the ingredient list. I’ve found several that don’t – just double check the labels before you buy and use!
Can you think of anything else your kids would want to dip in this cheese fondue?
Gluten-free Cheese Fondue Recipe:
Gluten-free Cheese Fondue is a super fun dinner recipe. The kids had fun dipping all their favorite gluten-free foods in this cheesy sauce. Cheese Fondue: Gluten-free Tortilla wedges: Gluten-free Baguette slices: *You can use an already prepared garlic butter or make your own by melting salted butter with 1 tsp. garlic powder. Optional: add parsley or any herbs your family likes onto the baguette slices. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Cheese Fondue (non-alcoholic)
Garlic Baguette Slices
Gluten-free Cheese Fondue is a super fun dinner recipe. The kids had fun dipping all their favorite gluten-free foods in this cheesy sauce.
Gluten-free Tortilla wedges:
Gluten-free Baguette slices:
*You can use an already prepared garlic butter or make your own by melting salted butter with 1 tsp. garlic powder. Optional: add parsley or any herbs your family likes onto the baguette slices.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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Friday 10th of December 2021
The lemon juice causes the milk to separate and get chunky. Not cool. Did you try the recipe out? So frustrated for wasting my ingredients. I should have known better. Adding lemon juice to milk is a way to make sour milk (a buttermilk substitute).
Sunday 31st of December 2017
This is an amazing cheese fondue recipe - thank you so much for posting it! We used 1/2 lb medium cheddar (rather than sharp) and 1/2 lb gruyere. Kept everything else the same as in the original recipe. Definitely a keeper!
Tuesday 26th of December 2017
We made this recipe on Christmas Eve - as part of a continuing quest for gluten-free fondue - followed it almost exactly except that we had Emmenthal instead of Cheddar. I was alarmed at first as when I mixed the lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce into the milk, it separated out. I was going to throw it out and start again but I tasted it and it didn't taste curdled. As I kept stirring and heating though, it returned to a smooth state and the resulting fondue was wonderful and appreciated even by the rest of my gluten-eating family (gluten-free was for me, they just don't like alcohol in their fondue and complain when it has wine in it).
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Monday 6th of November 2017
This recipe is so exciting and creative! What a fantastic way to enjoy fondue for everyone! Love it.
Tuesday 31st of October 2017
This looks so yummy! I love fondue! Question what is the purpose of the lemon? Just curious? I will definitely be trying this! This will be perfect when all the kids come home formThanksgiving and Christ,as during game nights.