Party Panache, Beer Cheese Fondue with Tater Tot Kebabs and Endless Possibilities

Next time you have a gathering, try this irresistible, easy to make, fondue to wow your guests


We were hoping to leave Ole Miss in the mud at last Saturday’s football game


Ole Miss has beaten Bama the last two years!  ๐Ÿ˜ฑ


Our daughter and some very good friends are Ole Miss alums, but they weren’t here for the game, so it was ok to have a little fun with Mississippi Mud Beer


You can make this fondue/dip in just a few minutes


Butter, flour, chicken broth, beer, cream, cheese and seasonings


It comes together very quickly


It’s always better to grate cheese yourself if you have time


I used heavy cream instead of the half and half in the photo, to ensure a thick rich texture


Frozen Tater Tots, what could be easier,


And Alexia’s Onion Rings bake up to crispy crunchy perfection in 15 minutes


It was a nail biter of a game!!


Bama was behind until the 3rd quarter  ๐Ÿ˜ต


Then Ole Miss scored again


Then Bama…


Back and forth,  back and forth,  Holy Hotty Toddy!


We were madly dipping and noshing to keep up our strength!


Nothing better to settle one’s nerves than a creamy cheesy dip


And potatoes!


Bama squeaked by 48-43, great game Ole Miss!!

Ole Miss table

You can skewer the potatoes before serving or let guests make their own kebabs.  See all the possibilities for dippers below

This recipe is adapted from Smokey Beer Cheddar Cheese Sauce from The Slow Roasted Italian

Beer Cheese Fondue

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1/4 cup real unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 T Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 8 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup beer such as Blue Moon Belgian Wheat
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream


  • Melt butter in saucepan.
  • Stir in flour, cooking 1-2 minutes, forming a roux.
  • Add dry seasonings. Stir.
  • Add broth and beer. Stir to combine.
  • Add cheese and stir to melt.
  • Finally stir in cream and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer over low heat until hot, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve warm, or transfer to fondue or chafing dish. Serve with tater tots, onion rings, raw or roasted veggies, apples, pears, bread cubes


Add 1 lb of browned breakfast sausage for a thicker and heartier dip

At home the party carried on without us …  ๐Ÿ˜


This dip has endless possibilities for dippers!

If we had been hosting a big group I would have added broccoli


fresh or roasted, and baked potatoes or skins

potatoes and broccoli


roasted cauliflower

Cauliflower Fritters

cauliflower fritters 4

Steamed artichokes, or artichoke hearts


Apple and pear slices

apple pear galetter

Bread cubes, garlic bread sticks, pretzels, bagel chips, celery…

blt kebabs

Tomatoes,  peppers, BLT kebabsTortellini Skewers or ravioli

lollipop trees

Cocktail smokies, sausage pieces, pigs in a blanket, seasoned focaccia bread sticks

Keep fondue warm by serving it from a mini crock pot, fondue pot or chafing dish

Individual glasses or cups are great for serving too

Academy Awards cocktail

Don’t you love endless possibilities?  ๐Ÿ˜‹

I’m going to have to have another party….

Thanks for stopping by!

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17 Responses to “Party Panache, Beer Cheese Fondue with Tater Tot Kebabs and Endless Possibilities”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, We watched the last half of the game and I was thinking of you biting your nails ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the Mississippi Mud Beer and your flavorful fondue… Keep Calm and Dip On!

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh yum! And yay for your win. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ‰

  3. Those cauliflower fritters and BLT skewers are calling to me. If I ever made that cheese dip, I know I would have to make it until eternity as my family would request it all the time! Not going there!!!!

  4. Lynn Bean says:

    Everything looks very festive and so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jenna, this fondue sounds amazing and I will try it for sure, but I was so anxious during the game that I couldn’t eat until the game was over! I love my Bama team!

  6. I haven’t had onion rings in years… Gotta correct that:@) Ha, I’m with Mary, dip on!

  7. Looks like a great recipe. How fun and actually quite beautiful the party set up. Love your color combination. That bottle is adorable!

  8. Helen Adams says:

    Hi Jenna,
    What awesome party food, I just love fondue and I love your little guest! Thanks so much for sharing with us today at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  9. That game was a scare for sure. Your food spread looks amazing and what lucky family and friends who were there to enjoy. Always love your presentations too…………..

  10. PS
    Cute kiddos enjoying their buffet ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Michelle says:

    Love all the possibilities!
    I might even try pretzel bites and brats!

  12. JESS44903 says:

    I’m pretty sure I could eat the whole bowl right now! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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