Restaurant-Worthy in Minutes: No Melting Pot reservation needed! This Spinach Artichoke Fondue recipe brings the flavor without the wait. Whip it up in just 25 minutes and impress your guests.Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue with Holland House Cooking Wine

It costs approximately $13.46 to make this fondue. The recipe makes eight servings and costs around $1.68 per serving.

A close up of a cube of bread being dipped into the finished Spinach Artichoke Fondue recipe.

You’ll wow your friends and family when you serve this cheese fondue at your next gathering, especially if you serve it in a hollowed-out round loaf of bread. It is a unique appetizer that people love because it feels a bit fancy.

The best part is it takes just twenty-five minutes to make! You can have a tasty appetizer to share with your loved ones during the holidays or any other gathering.

When enjoying cheese fondue, I love how you intimately share your meal with others. You can’t help but get close when you’re all huddled around a vat of cheesy goodness.

That’s why I love sharing fondue during the holidays. Whether as a main dish or as part of a holiday party spread, it’s a great way to cozy up, get to know folks better, and be jolly because you’re eating silky, delicious cheese!

What You’ll Love About Spinach Artichoke Fondue

  • Creamy Fondue Texture: ​The ingredients combine to create an ultra-creamy fondue that is perfect for dipping into.
  • Fun Twist: ​This is a fun recipe to make that is a little different than the typical appetizer. 
  • Easy Preparation: ​This fondue comes together quickly following a few steps. 
The finished Spinach Artichoke Fondue in a fondue pot with fondue forks.

Ingredients and Estimated Cost:

Per Serving Cost: $1.68

Recipe Cost: $13.46

  • 6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese – $1.87
  • 6 ounces White Cheddar Cheese – $3.79
  • 4 ounces Parmesan cheese – $3.00
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch – $0.03
  • 1 ¼ cups white cooking wine – $3.20
  • 3 large cloves of garlic – $0.12
  • 1 ½ cups fresh spinach – $0.50
  • ½ cup marinated artichoke hearts – $0.95

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in December 2023.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Make Artichoke Spinach Fondue:

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. First, combine the Monterey jack, white cheddar, and parmesan cheese in a medium bowl. 
  2. Then, add the cornstarch and toss gently with your hands. Set the cheese mixture aside.
  3. Next, add the Holland House Cooking Wine to a large, heavy-bottomed deep pan to cook over medium heat. 
  4. Whisk in the garlic and bring the mixture to a bubble. 
  5. Stir in the chopped spinach and artichoke hearts in the pan and let it come to a boil. Cook for one minute. 
  6. Whisk in the three-cheese blend in four additions, whisking between each addition. 
  7. Finally, after the fondue is smooth, serve the fondue with your desired dippers such as tortilla chips, apples, or bread. 

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Serving and Storage Tips:

SERVE: You can serve this fondue in a warm fondue pot with a tea light under it to keep it warm. 

STORE: Leep leftover cheese fondue in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

REHEAT: Place the cheese fondue in a heavy-bottomed pan and slowly heat the cheese over low heat while stirring often. It will take a good 5-10 minutes to reheat the cheese. Don’t be tempted to crank the heat because you risk the fondue breaking and becoming grainy.

FREEZE: This recipe doesn’t freeze and defrost well, so I don’t recommend freezing it. 

Spinach Artichoke Fondue Recipe FAQs:

What kind of bread is best for cheese fondue?

A baguette, French bread, or sourdough is ideal due to its crispy crust and soft centers. Any crusty bread is great for dipping and soaking up the fondue.

What type of cheese is best for fondue?

During the creation process of this recipe, I tested different cheeses and ultimately decided on Monterey Jack, White Cheddar, and Parmesan cheese. They work well together, complimenting the overall taste of the fondue.

What is traditionally served with cheese fondue?

You want to choose relatively mild food items because you want the Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue to be the star, not the dipper.

Avoid: overly spiced, seeded, or garlic breads, robust fruit, and vegetables.

Choose: plain crusty white bread, tart green apples, carrots, blanched broccoli, and blanched shrimp.

Cheese fondue spread over some vegetables.

More Appetizers:

A close up of the finished Artichoke Spinach Fondue in a fondue pot.
5 from 11 votes

Spinach Artichoke Fondue

Recipe Cost $ $13.46
Serving Cost $ $1.68
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
8 people
This homemade Spinach Artichoke Fondue is bursting with fresh flavor and is ready in under 30 minutes. 

Equipment

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • Cheese grater
  • garlic press
  • mixing bowls
  • heavy-bottomed deep pan
  • whisk
  • fondue pot

Ingredients
 
 

  • 6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 6 ounces White Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 4 ounces Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 ¼ cups Holland House White Cooking Wine
  • 3 large garlic cloves pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh spinach
  • ½ cup marinated artichoke hearts drained and chopped

DIPPERS:

  • Your favorite crusty bread
  • carrots
  • apples

Instructions

  • Combine Monterey Jack, White Cheddar, and Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl. Add the cornstarch and toss gently with your hands.
  • Over medium heat, add the White Cooking Wine to a large, heavy-bottomed deep pan.
  • Whisk in the garlic and bring the cooking wine to a bubble.
  • Add the spinach and artichoke hearts and mix well. Let the mixture come back up to a bubble and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in the cheese in 4 additions, whisking until combined after each addition.
  • Once the fondue is silky smooth, transfer the pan to your serving table, surrounded by all of your favorite dippers. Alternatively, you can pour the cheese fondue into a fondue pot set to low and enjoy!

Notes

I strongly urge you to shred your cheese for this recipe. Pre-shredded cheese has other additives that may alter the silky smooth texture of the cheese fondue.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.66cup | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 113mg | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 493mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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8 Comments

  1. YUM! This recipe is my FAVE! A great appetizer to a party!

  2. Such a unique idea for fondue! I made it for a fondue party and everyone LOVED it. They thought it was sooo creative – thank you!

  3. Looks so delicious and absolutely perfect for hosting!

  4. Adriana Lopez Martin says:

    Love fondue hasn’t made it in a long time I do enjoy this a lot is the perfect appetizer for sharing in a party or just for a dinner for two. I want some fondue now =)

  5. Mary Bostow says:

    Am looking forward to making this for my husband. This weekend. Looks yummy

  6. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    we love fondue and I love getting new recipes this one is very unique with spinach and I love it!

  7. Danielle Wolter says:

    Its been so long since I had fondue, i forgot how fun it was. This is great with the artichokes and spinach in it – sound incredible!

  8. Frances Teague says:

    This was such a hit during our family fondue potluck at Christmas. It was the first empty pot!