appetizer


Beer Cheese Fondue and Mac and Cheese

Are you looking for a fabulous cheese dip for your next party? Or maybe the perfect fondue for a fun dinner night. Or, maybe you want to spice up your macaroni and cheese? This is the Beer Cheese Fondue recipe for you!

I originally made this Beer Cheese Fondue as an appetizer for my family while watching a movie on TV. They loved dipping cheese bread and pita chips into it. (Don’t worry, the alcohol cooks out, so it’s non-alcoholic, only slight flavor from the beer is left.) My kids enjoyed having fondue; something I don’t fix very often. I really should make it more, after all, fondue is super fun!

We only ate a small amount of the Beer Cheese Fondue. So the next day, I cooked a package of spiral pasta, and used the remaining Beer Cheese Fondue as a sauce. It was absolutely delicious; Beer Macaroni and Cheese!

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 cup of an amber ale.
  • 1 teaspoon of Tabasco Sauce
  • 2 pounds of Velveeta. (Velveeta comes in a meltable, 2 pound cheese block. Super easy!)

Cut the cheese block to fit inside your fondue pot. Put the tabasco and beer inside the pot too. You don’t have to mix it right away. Cook on simmer until the cheese starts to melt, then using a wooden spoon, mix everything together. Let the mixture simmer on high, stirring occasional, for forty-five minutes.

If serving as a dip or fondue, keep warm in a fondue pot and stir occasionally as a film will form over the top if it sits a few minutes without being dipped into. If using as the cheese mix in macaroni and cheese, pour over 1 pound of your favorite cooked pasta, mix together, and enjoy!

My kids absolutely love this dip/fondue as Beer macaroni and cheese. The alcohol cooks out, so don’t worry about getting your kiddos drunk, or anyone on the wagon getting tipsy. This is a non-alcoholic food. Love that!

Things you may need in your kitchen to make this recipe:

I hope you enjoy this simple cheese fondue recipe. I would love to know if you serve it as fondue, or macaroni and cheese!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy