Recipe Box, Cheese Fondue Dip
Are you going to watch the Olympics?
We are sports fanatics, and love to curl up with something good to nibble on, you know, to keep up our strength from all that exertion
This cheesy fondue dip will take you straight to the apres ski party in Sochi!
We had this for Super Bowl munching
I served it with cut up giant pretzels and celery sticks
I had these pretzels in the freezer, purchased from a friend for a school fund raiser. Cut into pieces, they are perfect for dipping in the melted cheese~ traditional fondue crusty bread cubes or baguette slices would be good too~
Start out by caramelizing a chopped onion.
Caramelized onions are food of the gods
Add the grated cheddar, Gruyere and cream cheese…more food of the gods~
A drizzle of whiskey, beer, white wine or cognac is totally optional but it gives it a spark of mysterious flavor
Put the mixture into a baking dish and bake at 350 until heated through and bubbly, about 20-30 minutes
This would be great with cauliflower and broccoli flowerettes, they would really grab the cheesy goodness
If you have any leftover, you can use it to make some wowza rolls
I made these with garlic bread stick dough. Leave the dough in one piece and spread it with dip, roll up and cut into rolls along the perforations. Set them cut side up on a silpat or parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions
The cheese oozes out a little and gets crusty and compliments the soft baked dough~
The photos below are from another batch of rolls made with a similar dip that had bacon in it.
I used pizza crust dough for these and the same method
It worked like a charm!
Here’s the recipe:
CHEESE FONDUE DIP for a printable version click here
1 medium onion, diced
1 T butter
4 oz. Gruyere cheese, grated
4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
4 oz. light cream cheese with chives, softened [or use plain]
3-4 green onions chopped, reserve some for garnish
2 T bourbon, cognac, white wine or beer, or use 2 T milk or chicken broth
Saute onion in butter and olive oil, low and slow until caramelized, about 20 minutes. Put onion in a mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients. Mix together. Transfer to a 1 quart greased baking dish. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 325 until heated through and bubbling. Serves 6-8
CHEESE DIP SPIRAL ROLLS for a printable version click here
1 cup dip- cheese dip, pimento cheese, onion dip, spinach artichoke dip
1 can bread stick dough [I like garlic flavored] or pizza crust dough
Carefully remove dough from can keeping it in one piece. Lay it on a silpat or parchment paper. Spread dip evenly over rectangle leaving 1/2″ border all around. Roll dough into a log starting with the short side. Cut the log into 8-10 slices. Place slices cut side up on the silpat or parchment and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake according to package directions. Makes 8 to 10 rolls.
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