Copycat Melting Pot Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: July 27, 2022

Next time you’re hosting a dinner party, impress your guests with this Melting Pot cheese fondue recipe. Just imagine dipping crusty French bread into a rich and luscious fondue made with cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts. It will surely take the evening from ordinary to spectacular, especially with a glass of classic red sangria on hand.

Best of all, you can easily make this inviting cheese fondue on the stove. So you don’t need to worry if you don’t have a fondue pot set. With all its cheesy goodness, no one can tell that it took you only 25 minutes to prepare this decadent dish. So, read on as we teach you how to make cheese fondue that tastes just like the one from Melting Pot!

What’s in Our Cheese Fondue?flat lay image of ingredients for melting pot cheese fondue

Out of all the Melting Pot recipes and fondue ideas we’ve tried, this cheese fondue recipe with spinach and artichoke won our hearts. Here are the only ingredients you need:

  • Vegetable broth – To give this easy fondue recipe extra flavor and a nice texture.
  • Cheese – We used Havarti, fontina, and parmesan cheese. Other cheese fondue recipes also use Butterkase, Emmental, Gruyere cheese, and cheddar cheese.
  • Spinach – Use fresh ones! 
  • Artichoke hearts – You can use either fresh or canned artichoke for this Melting Pot fondue recipe.
  • All-purpose flour – To keep your homemade fondue smooth and prevent it from getting all lumpy. Use cornstarch as an alternative if desired.
  • Garlic – To add a garlicky taste.
  • Hot sauce – To add a zing to your cheese fondue! You can also toss diced jalapeno pepper for an added kick.  

How to Make Melting Pot Cheese Fondue

The blend of flavorful elements makes this Melting Pot cheese fondue the best cheese fondue recipe. Here’s how to make it:

1. Add the grated Havarti cheese, fontina cheese, and all-purpose flour into a mixing bowl.

coating the cheese with flour

For best results, shred the cheese yourself using a quality cheese grater or a food processor. Once everything is well-combined, set it aside.

2. Heat the vegetable broth. Then, add the fresh spinach, chopped artichoke hearts, and garlic. Stir until well-combined. Then, bring the mixture to a simmer and turn the heat down to low.

heating vegetable broth with fresh spinach, chopped artichoke hearts, and garlic

3. Add the coated cheese to the saucepan. Whisk constantly until the cheese is melted and oh-so-creamy.

adding the coated cheese to the saucepan

4. Next, add the grated parmesan cheese and hot sauce to the cheese mixture. Let it simmer for 5 minutes until the cheese fondue has thickened.

adding hot sauce to the saucepan

5. Remove from heat and let it sit at room temperature for 5 to 8 minutes. Doing so allows the cheese fondue to thicken more.

cheese fondue in a saucepan

6. Transfer your rich and creamy spinach artichoke cheese fondue  into a heavy-bottomed pan or fondue pot to serve.

cheese fondue in a pot with bread, vegetables, and cold cuts on the side

If you don’t own a fondue pot, a slow cooker will work, too! It can keep your cheese fondue warm and deliciously melty. 

7. Serve warm with bread, cold cuts, or vegetables on the side. Enjoy!

Best Cheese Fondue Dippersbest cheese fondue dippers

Wondering what to dip into your cheese fondue? Well, you have lots of options! Surround this rich and creamy cheese dish with these dippers to make your fondue experience next-level:

  • Bread – Bread and cheese fondue always hit the spot.
  • Vegetables – Whether roasted, steamed, or raw, your veggies are extra-delicious when doused in the fondue.
  • Cracker and chips – Wheat crackers and potato chips dipped in cheese fondue are the ultimate snacks!
  • Meat – Pair your fondue with grilled sirloin steak, cooked ham, or this meatball recipe made with pork, lamb, and beef for a satisfying meal.
  • Seafood – You can even dress up your steamed shrimp, salmon, and lobster tail with cheese fondue!
  • Fruit slices – Apples, grapes, and pears dipped in cheese fondue taste heavenly!

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of cheese is good for fondue?

The best cheese for fondue is creamy and good-melting. For that reason, gruyère, gouda, and fontina are all excellent options for making fondue recipes. If you don’t have these three, then emmental, comté, and cheddar cheese will work just fine as well. Whichever you prefer, make sure to use high-quality cheese.

How do I keep my fondue from separating?

To prevent the fondue from separating, combine one tablespoon of cornflour or cornstarch with a tablespoon of water. Then, stir the mixture into the fondue.

 

Copycat Melting Pot Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue Recipe

How To Make Copycat Melting Pot Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue

Enjoy a fancy fondue at home with this Melting Pot cheese fondue recipe made with cheese, fresh spinach, and artichoke hearts. Serve with tasty dippers, and enjoy!

Prep: 2 mins
Cool: 8 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 5 oz Havarti cheese, (or Butterkäse cheese), grated
  • 5 oz Fontina, (or Gruyere cheese, or Emmental cheese), grated
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 oz spinach, fresh
  • 3 oz artichoke hearts, drained if using canned, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp parmesan cheese, grated or powdered
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

For Serving:

  • 2 oz cold cuts
  • 2 oz bread
  • 2 oz mixed vegetables

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the grated Havarti, fontina, and all-purpose flour. Toss to combine. Then, set it aside.
  2. Heat vegetable broth in a large saucepot.
  3. When hot, add fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, and garlic. Stir to combine, then bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Add the coated cheese and whisk until completely melted.
  6. Next, add parmesan cheese and hot sauce. Continue simmering for roughly 5 minutes until fondue has thickened.
  7. Set aside at room temperature. Allow the cheese fondue to thicken slightly for about 5 to 8 minutes. Fondue will further thicken as it cools.
  8. Pour into a serving vessel of choice, preferably a fondue pot.
  9. Serve with bread, cold cuts, or vegetables. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 463mg
  • Calories: 361kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 284mg
  • Protein: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 1006mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 3453IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
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Conclusion

This Melting Pot cheese fondue recipe has fresh spinach and artichoke hearts for a deluxe treat to share with loved ones! You don’t need a fancy fondue pot to make this decadent dish. Serve with crusty bread, fruit slices, or your favorite dippers!
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