Microwave Italian Cheese Fondue

11 Nov

This Italian cheese fondue is wonderful and very easy to make.   It’s our go-to meal when watching the big game on TV or having a few friends over.   Serve it with French bread pieces (the best), meatballs, smoked sausage slices and raw veggies for a full and filling meal.

Microwave Italian Cheese Fondue

4 cups shredded sharp or cheddar cheese

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

4 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 minced garlic clove

14 oz. can stewed tomatoes, diced

1 teaspoon dry basil

1/2 teaspoon dry oregano

1/8 teaspoon pepper

 

1.  Combine cheeses and cornstarch in a bowl.    Set aside. 

2.  In a 3 quart casserole, melt butter uncovered on high for about 1 minute. 

3.  Stir in onion and microwave covered for 3 minutes.    Add garlic and microwave for 3 more minutes. 

4.  Add tomatoes, basil, oregano and pepper.   Cover and microwave for 2 minutes or until steaming. 

5.  Stir in cheese mixture, a little at a time, beating until cheese is melted. 

6.  Microwave covered for 2 minutes.    Beat well. 

7.  Microwave uncovered for 4 minutes until fondue is thick and bubbly, stirring after 2 minutes. 

Note: If mixture is too thick, you can add a little tomato sauce. 

To keep warm, pour fondue into a crock pot set on low, or place casserole on a heat plate. 

Enjoy!

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