Beer Cheese Fondue Recipe

This Beer Cheese Fondue recipe is served with mini pigs in a blanket, homemade potato chips, and bacon wrapped chicken bites.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: French


Beer Cheese Fondue

  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 10 oz Sharp Cheddar, shredded
  • 6 oz Gruyere, shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • 1 Cup Beer (Lager)

Mini Soft Pretzels (makes about 32 mini pretzels)

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon + 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 Packet of Active Dry Yeast (1 1/8 teaspoon)
  • 2 1/23 cups flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Canola oil
  • 1/8 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • Coarse salt

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast, cut in to cubes
  • 1 lb Bacon
  • 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder

Homemade Potato Chips

  • 1 Russet Potato
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

Pigs In A Blanket

  • About 20 mini sausages (I used chicken & apple)
  • 1 Can of Crescent Rolls


Beer Cheese Fondue

  1. Cut the garlic in half. Rub the cut ends all around the bottom and sides of the pot.
  2. In a large bowl, combine shredded cheeses, salt, white pepper, and flour.
  3. Add beer to a saucepan and bring to a bubble over medium heat.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and then begin adding the cheese, one handful at a time, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  5. When all the cheese is fully melted, transfer to your fondue pot and serve.

Mini Soft Pretzels

  1. Mix together the warm water and 1/2 tablespoon sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Sprinkle with the yeast and let sit for 10 min. (yeast should foam up).
  2. Add 1 cup of flour to yeast, and mix together on low until combined. Add the salt and 1 and a half more cups of flour. Beat on medium low until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Add the last 1/2 cup of flour and knead on low for 5 min. or so. (If the dough still seems wet and sticky add another 1/2 cup of flour).
  3. Transfer the dough into a large bowl coated in the oil. Turn the dough to cover all sides with the oil as well. Cover with a towel and leave in a warm place for 1 hour. The dough should double in size.
  4. Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet or two (depending on how big your sheets are. I have once giant one) with cooking spray or cover with parchment paper.
  5. Punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured board. Knead once or twice and divide into 32 pieces (These pretzels once cooked were about 1 1/2 – 2 inches wide). Wrap in plastic.
  6. Roll one piece of dough at a time into a 10-12 in strip. Twist into a pretzel shape and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Cover with a towel and continue to form all pretzels. Let pretzels rest until they rise slightly, about 10-15 min.
  7. Fill a large, shallow pot or saucepan with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Add baking soda (be careful, it foams up quickly) and 1 tablespoon sugar. Reduce to simmer and place 4-6 pretzels in the water. Poach 1 minute on each side and place back on the baking sheet. Repeat process for all pretzels.
  8. Beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush each pretzel with a bit of the glaze. Sprinkle with coarse salt and bake for 10-12 min or until golden brown. Let cool on wire rack.
  9. Eat warm or keep at room temperature for a couple days.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

  1. Cut each slice of bacon into thirds and wrap around the chicken breast cubes. Secure with a wooden toothpick.
  2. Combine brown sugar and chili powder in a small bowl. Dredge bacon wrapped chicken in the mixture.
  3. Place chicken on a baking sheet or stone that has been coated in non-stick spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes, until bacon is crispy.

Homemade Potato Chips

  1. Preheat your deep fryer or some oil in a pan to 325°.
  2. Slice the potato at the thinnest setting on a mandolin slicer.
  3. Drop the potatoes in the oil and cook for a few minutes until crispy.
  4. Transfer to a paper bag filled with the salt and garlic powder. Shake until chips are coated.

Pigs In A Blanket

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cut each crescent roll into narrow thirds. Wrap each third around one sausage.
  3. Place on a baking sheet or stone and cook for 12-15 minutes, until crescents are beginning to turn light brown.


  • Calories: 261