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Spinach Mushroom and Bacon Cheese Fondue Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4 as main course


  • 32 ounces chicken or vegetable broth (I prefer Pacific Natural Food Chicken Broth)
  • 16 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces gouda cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch (I prefer flour)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 3 slices bacon, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms of your choice, chopped
  • 3/4 cup white wine (or beer)

Dipping foods:

  • Broccoli florets
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Asparagus spears, ends trimmed and cut into 3" lengths
  • Green beans, trimmed
  • Granny smith apples, cut into chunks
  • Pumpernickel bread, cut into chunks


  • Prepare the dipping foods by bringing the chicken stock to a boil in a sauce pot. Add the broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and green beans and cook for 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, strain out the vegetables, reserving the broth. You will use 1/4 cup of this reserved broth in the fondue, but save the rest for another use.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the shredded cheddar, shredded gouda and the flour until flour is coating cheese evenly. Set aside.
  • Take the thawed chopped spinach in your hand and squeeze as much water as you can out of the spinach. Set aside.
  • Heat a fondue pot or medium pot over medium heat with the butter and bacon. Cook the bacon for 2 minutes (make sure the bacon does not burn or cook too quickly). Add the garlic and mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms are softened, about 2 minutes. Pour in wine and 1/4 cup of the previously reserved chicken broth from step 1. Bring to a simmer and in batches, add a handful of the cheese, stirring and letting the cheese melt before adding more. Stir in the chopped spinach. If the fondue becomes too thick, add a couple tablespoons of additional broth.
  • Serve fondue with the vegetables, apples and bread.


Adapted from Spinach and Mushroom Fondue by One Spicy Dish blog.
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