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Super-Fast Fondue with Steamed Veggies

Easy to double, this recipe is great for an office lunch group or a small, quick dorm dinner party. Dipping in veggies as well as bread cubes makes fondue a healthier treat. Can’’t find Gruyere or Emmentaler cheeses? Just substitute a high-quality Swiss or Jarlsberg. The flavor will be milder,…

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Easy to double, this recipe is great for an office lunch group or a small, quick dorm dinner party. Dipping in veggies as well as bread cubes makes fondue a healthier treat. Can’’t find Gruyere or Emmentaler cheeses? Just substitute a high-quality Swiss or Jarlsberg. The flavor will be milder, but just as tasty.

Servings
4

Ingredients

Steamed vegetables

  • 8 baby potatoes
  • 8 baby carrots
  • 8 medium asparagus, tough ends trimmed, remainder cut in half
  • 8 cauliflower florets

Fondue

  • 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 lb. Gruyere or Emmentaler cheese, grated or cubed (3 cups)
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half
  • 8 2-inch chunks crusty bread

Preparation

1. To prepare Steamed Vegetables: Place potatoes on microwave-safe plate, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high 1 minute. Arrange other veggies on plate. Cover veggies with plastic wrap and heat on high power 4 minutes, or until tender.

2. To make Fondue: Measure flour into microwave-safe bowl. Stir in broth gradually to prevent lumps. Add cheese and garlic. Cover, and microwave on high 2 minutes. Stir, then cook 2 to 3 minutes more, or until smooth and no cheese lumps remain. Remove garlic pieces, and stir in nutmeg. Serve immediately with bread chunks and steamed vegetables.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 391
  • Carbohydrate Content 31 g
  • Cholesterol Content 61 mg
  • Fat Content 19 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 22 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 11 g
  • Sodium Content 350 mg
  • Sugar Content 5 g