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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 208.8
  • Total Fat: 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.9 mg
  • Sodium: 193.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 14.5 g

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Skinny Cheese Fondue

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Skinny Cheese Fondue

Introduction

This is a slimmed down version of one of my favorite party foods--cheese fondue. Mashed cannellini beans slim down the recipe but keep a thick and luscious texture! This is a slimmed down version of one of my favorite party foods--cheese fondue. Mashed cannellini beans slim down the recipe but keep a thick and luscious texture!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
    8 ounces reduced-fat Swiss cheese, shredded
    1 t Dijon mustard
    1 c dry white wine
    1 can (15 ounces) cannelini beans, rinsed and drained (Cannellini beans are white kidney beans.)
    1 large clove of garlic
    1 T lemon juice

Tips

Ceramic fondue pots are better for cheese fondue; use metal pots for chocolate fondue.


Directions

In a food processor, combine the beans, the mustard, garlic, lemon juice and half the wine. Process until smooth.
Heat mixture in saucepan until simmering. Add remaining wine, then add 1/4 of the cheese at a time, stirring well to ensure it melts before adding more cheese.
Once cheese has melted, transfer to your fondue pot or a crock pot set to low. Makes 12 servings (1/4 cup)
Serve with blanched broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, or carrots; chunks of whole-grain bread and breadsticks; grilled chicken or turkey chunks; or raw mushrooms, pepper strips or cocktail onions. (Add-ons not included in calorie count!)






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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used cheddar and beer and it turned out amazing! - 3/14/09

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I scaled this recipe back for a smaller group and it turned out great. I will definitely make this again. - 2/14/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I had my daughter's inlaws to be over to plan the wedding and they tried to get me to make this for the rehearsal. It was good but not to try and make with everything I have to do the day before the wedding. I promised I would make it again in two weeks when they come again. It was so tasty. - 4/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic. I am not a huge mustard fan so I reduced it just a little but I love the receipe! - 10/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was incredible. We had it last night with broccoli and apples and some really heavy whole grain bread. I thought it was the best fondue I've had in a LONG time. - 7/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    1 T. Mrs. Dash added, let set for a while adds to apperance as well as flavor! - 6/8/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Good concept. I'd probably sieve the pureed beans to make for a smoother mixture--though that would reduce fiber; if I ate it mostly or all with fresh vegetables, I wouldn't worry. - 4/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    anything that bulks out a recipee - canelloni beans etc is great - thanks - 7/13/09

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  • 1 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I appreciate that the sender was trying to reduce calories (hence vegetables instead of bread), and it may well be quite tasty, but it's a dip: you CAN'T call it Fondue! - 4/1/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Does anyone have a suggestion for something other than Swiss? I really don't like Swiss cheese at all. - 2/26/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS REALLY GOOD! - 1/28/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good. I wanted to make this until I found out how much Gruyere costs! Any substitution recommendations? - 3/4/09

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for sharing this one. - 11/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds amazing! I may even try to make a dairy free one at some point, but for now I'll enjoy this recipe! - 10/30/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This came just in time for a get together I am having with friends. I am trying it without the lemon juice as I am highly allergic to citrus...but I am sure it will still be yummy! - 10/28/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    How big is a serving? One Tablespoon? - 10/28/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I never thot of using beans for this, what a great idea. I'd like to try this soon. I don't make fondue but it sounds like a good cheese sauce for other things-like broccoli. - 10/28/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love fondue and wil try this recipe soon. - 10/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This looks wonderful!! definitely one to try! - 10/28/08

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  • I used vegan mozzarella & cheddar cheese instead and tasted wonderful! - 1/25/13

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  • Whole family loved this. Kids had no idea it had the beans in it. Halved the recipe with no problem and added a tablespoon of blue cheese. Also subbed 2 oz low fat cheddar for 2 oz of swiss to give it a more cheesy color. Fast and delicious. Will make again. - 1/7/13

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  • Can someone tell me what "1 c dry white wine" means? What is the "c" ? (I'm from down under so our measurements are different and I need to convert them!) thanks, Lindel. - 12/8/12

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  • Really tasty, but the texture was kind of lumpy. - 1/2/12

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  • this is sooooo good . creamy and delish . - 10/26/11

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  • We enjoyed this very much! - 8/3/11

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