5 Flavorful Recipes for Leftover Fondue Meat

If you’ve ever hosted a fondue party, you know that it can be a lot of fun – but also a lot of work.

The preparation and cooking process is definitely worth it, but what do you do with all the leftover meat?

Here are a few ideas to help you make the most of your fondue leftovers.

1. Sliders

Sliders are fun finger food that everyone loves.

You can serve them at a party with pickle chips and ketchup on top.

Just form some ground beef into balls and bake in an oven until cooked through.

Then place the baked mini burgers inside a slider bun.

To add more flavor, use Swiss or Gruyere cheese for even more decadent sliders.

2. Empanadas

Empanadas are light and flaky dough filled with different meats, vegetables, cheese, or fruit.

If you don’t have time to make the dough from scratch, try using crescent roll dough instead.

Just flatten out each crescent roll into a circle and add your leftover fondue meat in the center before folding up the edges to seal it in.

Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

3. Macaroni and Cheese

If you’re planning on making homemade mac n’ cheese anyway, just add some extra Swiss or Gruyere cheese when cooking your pasta.

The extra milk fat in the melted cheeses will give you that creamy texture that everyone loves.

You can also take this opportunity to experiment with different flavors.

For example, try adding some cayenne pepper to the milk for a spicy mac n’ cheese or whole garlic cloves to give it a more intense flavor.

4. Cheese Fondue

For an even sweeter take on fondue, melt your leftovers down in a pot and serve as a dipping sauce alongside apples, bread cubes, pretzels, and/or marshmallows.

Just make sure that you heat it carefully and then let it cool for a little while before serving.

The sugars will seize up and burn if you pour straight from the stove into your guests’ hands.

5. Lasagna

Leftover meat can be added to any lasagna recipe.

Simply chop the beef up into 1-inch chunks and add it to the homemade tomato sauce or even in with the ricotta cheese.

How long is leftover fondue good for?

Leftover fondue can stay in the fridge for up to three days.

To reheat, put the leftovers in a pot on the stove over low heat and keep cooking until it is warm.

Can you reheat the fondue?

Yes, you can put the fondue in the fridge and then heat it up again.

You can do this on the stove or with a microwave.

Can I reuse fondue broth?

Yes, you can reuse fondue broth.

If you have any leftover broth, you can freeze it and use it for your next fondue meal.

This will make it easier to make the broth because you will only need to make half the recipe or add some aromatic liquids.

If you want to, you can also turn your broth into a braising liquid.

How long does chocolate fondue last in the fridge?

Well, if you put it in an airtight container, it can last for up to 14 days.

It will not be as good after about 7 days or so.

You can also remelt it on low heat and use it again.

Can you freeze chocolate fondue?

Yes, but it is best to make it with heavy cream.

If you use only melted chocolate, the fondue may seize.

Heavy cream will help stabilize the chocolate and prevent this from happening.

Is Trader Joe’s fondue seasonal?

Yes, it is.

And during the winter months, Trader Joe’s will bring back their popular fondue.

How do you emulsify fondue?

Mixing wine, lemon juice, and tartaric acid is a way to make a cohesive mixture.

You want to mix in white wine.

It adds flavor and moisture so the melted cheese becomes pourable.

Does Trader Joe’s have fondue cheese?

Yes, Trader Joe’s has cheese for fondue.

It is only $5.99 and that is cheap.

How do you keep cheese fondue from separating?

If the fondue becomes thin, lower the heat and bring in more cheese.

If it starts to separate, just up the heat and whisk the mixture together.

Alternatively, add cornstarch which helps to bind the fondue together and prevents it from separating.

How do you fix an overheated fondue?

If the fondue has been over-cooked and the cheese is hard, you can add lemon juice to help make it soft again.

If the cheese looks greasy and split, you can add cornflour (cornstarch) to help it become smooth again.

How do you unsplit fondue?

If a fondue starts to separate, then add cold water mixed with cornstarch.

How do I fix lumpy fondue?

If your cheese is forming lumps after it melts, then use some white wine to help it melt.

Make sure the wine is warm or else the cheese will become lumpier.

Heat up the fondue so that you can stir in the wine until all of the lumps disappear.

What can I do with leftover Chinese fondue broth?

There are many things you can do.

One is to freeze it for use on a future day.

Another idea is to make soup out of it.

You could also braise food with it or make pasta sauce out of it.

How do you fix separated chocolate fondue?

Separated chocolate fondue can be fixed.

You add a little more hot cream and stir.

If you add water or liqueur it will work even better because it does not have fat in it.

What can you dunk in cheese fondue?

You can dip bread, pears, apples, broccoli, bell peppers, cauliflower, meatballs, roasted potatoes, and roasted Brussels sprouts in cheese fondue.


I hope you found some new ways to use leftover fondue.

If not, I have a few more ideas for you.

Try making soup or chili with your leftovers and adding it in at the end of cooking.

You can also make an omelet by scrambling eggs with your cheese and meat before serving.

Or if all else fails, just enjoy another round of fondue–it’s pretty great on its own too.

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Tamara Pierce

Tamara Pierce is a food writer at Elapasony, passionate about exploring diverse cuisines and sharing recipes and food experiences. From trendy restaurants to local hotspots, she's always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors.

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