What do you do with leftover cheese fondue?
Well, if you’re scratching your head, wondering what to do with all that gooey melted cheese, I’ve got some ideas for you.
Whether you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your fondue or want to put it to use in another dish, I’ve got the tips you need.
Keep reading for some great ideas.
Save leftover fondue in the refrigerator for up to two days
You can save your leftover fondue in the fridge by putting it in a sealed container and packing it away for up to two days.
Be sure the fondue is cooled completely before storing, as leaving your fondue out at room temperature during this time may result in bacteria growth.
If you want to reheat it, you can do so in a microwave or by heating it gently in a saucepan over low heat.
Mix into a hash brown casserole
If you’re looking for a cheesy side dish that can help use up your fondue, try mixing it into a hash brown casserole.
Simply stir the cheese into an 8-inch square baking dish with two cups of frozen, shredded hash browns and one cup of cream of chicken soup.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown on top.
Use as a topping for grilled meats
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy leftover cheese fondue, try using it as a topping for grilled meats.
Simply brush your favorite meats with oil and cook over medium-high heat until cooked through.
In the final two minutes of cooking, top with the fondue and let it melt.
You can also use this method to make decadent fondue-infused sandwiches.
Add to mac and cheese
If you want to use your leftover fondue in another dish, try adding it to a big bowl of mac and cheese.
You can use your favorite recipe or box mix; simply stir in half a cup of the dairy sauce from your fondue when mixing the noodles, milk, and cheese.
You can even add some vegetables to make it a more balanced meal.
Make a cheese sandwich using your leftovers
Take a toasted slice of bread and brush it with a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and minced garlic.
Top with slices of provolone or other cheese leftovers from your fondue.
If you’re feeling especially daring, top it with some pickled peppers for an extra kick.
Add some of your leftover cheese to scrambled eggs, oatmeal, or pasta for an extra boost of protein
Need another way to use up all of your leftover cheese? Try adding it to scrambled eggs, oatmeal, or pasta for an extra boost of protein.
If you’re looking for something different, try stirring some in with your next plate of spaghetti or macaroni and cheese.
Use it as a sauce for pizza or lasagna, mixed into macaroni and cheese, or melted over vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower
If you’re looking for another way to enjoy leftover cheese fondue, try using it as a sauce for pizza or lasagna.
Simply mix in some of your favorite marinara sauce and spread over your next homemade pizza crust before adding the rest of your ingredients.
You can also use it to make macaroni and cheese even more delicious and creamy by adding it to the sauce.
If you’re looking for something a bit lighter, try using some as a sauce for your vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower.
Make fondue churros
Did you know that leftover cheese fondue can even be turned into an incredibly delicious dessert? Simply cut open one of your extra-long bread loaves and fill it with the leftover cheese.
Cut up your loaves into churro-sized pieces, cover in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, and deep fry until golden brown.
This is one cheesy treat that you won’t want to miss out on.
Create a dip by combining it with mayonnaise and ketchup (or other dipping sauces)
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy leftover cheese fondue, try creating a dip with it.
Combine the cheese with mayonnaise and ketchup (or another dipping sauce such as barbecue or buffalo sauce) and serve with french fries, pretzels, breadsticks, vegetable sticks, or any other dippable foods you can think of.
Spread it on toast with honey and cinnamon for breakfast toast topped with fresh fruit
Start your next morning by mixing up a bit of leftover cheese fondue with honey and cinnamon to make toast topped with fresh fruit.
You can even add some chopped nuts or dried fruit for an extra crunchy, sweet topping.
Make grilled cheese sandwiches for an easy weeknight meal
Have leftover cheese fondue and not sure what to make? Take two slices of bread, butter one side of each slice, and place them together with cheese in between.
Melt your remaining fondue in a saucepan or bowl in the microwave before using it to brush over the top of the sandwich.
Places the sandwich on a pan over medium heat and cook until golden brown on each side.
Serve with soup for a delicious and easy weeknight meal.
Take advantage of fondue leftovers and use them to make quesadillas
Looking for another easy way to enjoy your leftover cheese fondue? Just take one tortilla, spread the cheese over half of it, then fold the tortilla in half.
Grill in a pan until golden brown on each side and serve with salsa for an easy weeknight meal.
Throw it on top of chili or baked potatoes to make them more hearty and filling
Did you know that you can even use leftover cheese fondue to make simple dishes into something a bit heartier?
Just add your leftovers to soups or chilis for an easy way to fill up, or spread over baked potatoes before baking.
Add it to soups to make them creamier
If you’re looking for a way to make your soups creamier, try throwing in some of your leftover cheese fondues.
This works especially well with creamy soups like broccoli cheddar or potato soup.
Use it as a dipping sauce for crudites or chips
Have some of that leftover cheese fondue and not sure what to do with it?
Try using it as a dipping sauce for crudites or chips.
This works especially well if you add some seasonings, such as black pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, or your other favorite seasonings.
Can I freeze leftover cheese fondue?
Yes, you can freeze leftover cheese fondue. (source)
Just place it in an airtight container and allow it to thaw in the refrigerator when you’re ready to use it.
Can I add leftover cheese fondue to anything?
You certainly can add leftover cheeses fondues to just about anything.
You can try pasta or noodles, soups, sauces, dips, casseroles, veggies dishes like eggplant parmesan or zucchini frittata, meat dishes like steak with onions & mushrooms, etc.
Can I make a fondue out of leftover cheese fondues?
You can easily create your own fondue by taking about 1 cup of your leftover cheese fondue and melting it in a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl.
Then, mix in some milk until the mixture is smooth.
Pour over toast slices for an easy weeknight meal.
How long can I store leftovers?
You should be able to store leftover cheese fondue in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer.
What’s the best way to reheat my leftover cheese fondue?
The best way to reheat your leftover cheese fondue is by either microwaving it in a microwave-safe bowl or heating it gently in a saucepan with some milk.
You can also simply place the mixture back into the original fondue pot and warm over low heat, taking care to make sure that you do not burn it.
There are many ways to enjoy your leftover cheese fondue, and I’ve shared some of our favorites with you.
Whether you add it to pasta or soup, use it as a dipping sauce, or melt it into a cheesy sauce, there’s no wrong way to enjoy your leftovers.
And if all else fails, you can always freeze it for later.