Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

Spinach + Artichoke Fondue (via abeautifulmess.com)Confession: I hadn’t pulled out my fondue pot in nearly a year before I started thinking about this combination. I know! WHAT WAS I THINKING? 

The worst part is promptly after making another melty pot of delicious fondue, I realized I basically missed this entire past winter season! And clearly, winter is the best season for making fondue (followed closely by every other season). 

I will say though, I’m happy to add another thing to my list of reasons why winter isn’t so bad. I will for SURE be remembering this one next year.

Spinach + Artichoke Fondue (via abeautifulmess.com) But in the meantime, I’m still going to make more fondue. It’s just SO good. Make this for your significant other for a date night in. Or have a few friends over and make fondue your appetizer instead of your regular cheese plate routine. It’s not only TOO delicious, it’s also really fun to eat because you get to use poky sticks.

Yes, I’m pretty sure they’re called poky sticks and not fondue forks. I mean, that would just be too obvious, right?

Also, I don’t think you can really tell from this photo, BUT (drum roll please): I haven’t bitten my nails in three weeks. Which for me is huge! I’ll probably slip up now that I told you all, but at any rate I’m proud for this moment and I’ll just keep plugging away at that goal. I digress, let’s get back to the cheese.

How to make fondueSpinach and Artichoke Fondue, serves 4-5 as an appetizer.

6 oz. Gruyère cheese (I know it’s pricey, but it’s seriously the best!)
2 tablespoons flour
2 oz. cream cheese
2 cloves of garlic
1 cup white wine* (I like chardonnay for this, but choose a brand you like to drink or cook with.)
1/2 cup chopped, fresh spinach
5-6 artichoke hearts, chopped

*If you don’t like or can’t have alcohol, you can make this with vegetable or chicken stock instead. It’s not exactly the same since wine has that delicious, yeasty taste to it, but it’s still pretty good. I mean, it’s still melted cheese after all. 🙂

Easy spinach and artichoke fondue First shred the Gruyère and toss in the flour coating all the pieces. Chop your spinach and artichokes so everything will be ready as this doesn’t take much time to make once you get started.

Cut a garlic clove in half and rub the inside of the pot with it. Mince the garlic and add it to the pot on medium heat (I have an electric fondue pot, so this is #5 on the dial for me). Add the wine (or stock) and bring to a boil. 

Easy spinach and artichoke fondueTurn the heat down once the wine (or stock) boils, and start adding the cheese. Stir with a wooden spoon (so you won’t scrap the bottom of your pot) as you work. Once all the cheese is incorporated, add the spinach and artichokes. Taste and season with a little pepper if you like.

Spinach + Artichoke Fondue (via abeautifulmess.com) Serve with toasted bread and fresh vegetables. Really anything that can fit on the poky sticks that you like with spinach and artichoke dip will work here. Make this for a party soon! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. Gruyère cheese I know it's pricey, but it's seriously the best!
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup white wine* I like chardonnay for this, but choose a brand you like to drink or cook with.
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 5-6 artichoke hearts chopped

Instructions

  1. First shred the Gruyère and toss in the flour coating all the pieces. Chop your spinach and artichokes so everything will be ready as this doesn't take much time to make once you get started.
  2. Cut a garlic clove in half and rub the inside of the pot with it. Mince the garlic and add it to the pot on medium heat (I have an electric fondue pot, so this is #5 on the dial for me). Add the wine (or stock) and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat down once the wine (or stock) boils, and start adding the cheese. Stir with a wooden spoon (so you won't scrap the bottom of your pot) as you work. Once all the cheese is incorporated, add the spinach and artichokes. Taste and season with a little pepper if you like. Serve with toasted bread and fresh vegetables. Really anything that can fit on the poky sticks that you like with spinach and artichoke dip will work here.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't like or can't have alcohol, you can make this with vegetable or chicken stock instead. It's not exactly the same since wine has that delicious, yeasty taste to it, but it's still pretty good. I mean, it's still melted cheese after all.

  • I think I might go home and make this for dinner!!

  • I haven’t had fondue in such a long time! It’s a good one 🙂

  • Yum! This looks so delicious, Definitely going to try this 🙂

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  • I need this! But I need a fondue pot first! I love fondue so much, this looks awesome.

  • This pretty much looks amazing, I love artichoke dip so I am pretty sure I will love this too!

  • This looks so delicious! I’m definitely going to be adding these ingredients to my grocery shopping list.

  • yum! we love dishes that we can throw a bunch of spinach in for a little extra healthy!

    Paige
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  • Hi – what a great idea for a cheese Fondue. I’m Swiss and surely you know, that here we eat a lot of cheese Fondue. The Gruyère has it’s origin in a county near where we live 😉 I never would have had the idea to eat the fondue with artichauts and spinach, we eat it with potatoes, mushrooms or pineapple down here. But the only very traditional one is still with bred pieces.Txs a lot for this super idea. Hug, Barbara from Berne/Switzerland.

  • This looks delicious! I keep begging my boyfriend to try fondue and this just might sway him!

    Casey
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  • This looks amazing, wish i thought of this for my weekend getaway!

  • Oooh this sounds so good!

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  • I can’t even say YES!!! loud enough. Spinach Artichoke Dip is my families go appetizer when we go out. Yum!

    Xoxo,
    Erin
    www.erineveryday.com

  • Artichokes are probably my favourite food and I truly can’t wait to try this recipe. My mouth watered just at the thought of it. Thanks for sharing!! <3

  • yum! will be making this asap!

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  • Oh that looks so yummy! Will definitely try that. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  • As a reformed nail biter (40+ years of biting) CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • This post brings back memories! My mom, before she passed away, used to fondue, Everything! To the point to where I was getting tired of it! Now, I’m gonna have to get me a pot! Do you know how much they cost?

  • Looks so delicious! Now I want a fondue set =)

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  • Looks so delicious! Now I want a fondue set =)

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  • I don’t have a fondue pot, but I’m pretty sure I need one after this post! This looks so amazing! I can’t wait to get a pot and try this! And tons of other fondue recipe!

    Laura
    http://laurahager.blogspot.com/

  • This looks scrummy!

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  • This is perfect for a Friday movie night with friends! Thanks Emma 🙂

    Happy Monday
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  • Oh my goodness. This looks so insanely good. I am going to be making this. Yum!!!

    Diary of Elegance
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  • OMG, I think I might get a fondu pot just for this recipe:)

    Laura
    www.24-7style.com

  • That looks really good! Might try this, I need to experiment with my cooking more 🙂

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  • One of my favorite dips! Looks delicious!

  • I would have never thought of making an artichoke fondue, but I might give this a go because it looks so good! 🙂

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  • You could do it in the pot on the stove, but yes, keeping the pot warm while you eat would be the main challenge.

    -Emma

  • Hmm, I’ve haven’t heard of natron. I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for the tip!

    -Emma

  • This looks amazing – I’m sure it’s a crowd pleaser at parties too!

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
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  • Ooh, my husband and I are OBSESSED with fondue! I’ll be saving this recipe for when I can actually eat something like this (after our wedding anniversary photo shoot, that is) at the beginning of June. *drool*

    <3
    Emory

  • I love spinach and artichoke dip! This looks so yummy 🙂

    -Rae
    studentsandstyle.wordpress.com

  • Is there a way to do this without a fondue pot? Like in a regular pot on the stove? Or do you have to sit by the stove and eat in this case?

  • and they’re called actually fondue forks haha.
    Greetings from Switzerland.

  • We usualy ad a little bit of natron, it makes the fondue a little lighter… And as a swiss, I think gruyère is great?

  • Yum! That’s a nice twist on the fondue I’m used to! And I know what I’m talking about, I come from France’s fondue region 😉
    I’m a bit surprised by the flour though (and gruyère is Swiss).
    I always stick to 1 part Comté, 1 part white wine, and that’s how my 7-y-o melted cheese hater self ended up drunk on a family dinner 😛

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