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8 Unique Fondue Recipes

Move over melted cheese. White chocolate, raspberries and others play the starring role in these dip-friendly recipes

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Woman eating cheese fondue, Unique Cookstr Fondue Recipes (the food passionates/Corbis)

Think outside the fondue pot with recipes that don't have to include cheese. — the food passionates/Corbis

Nigella Lawson once wrote that cheese fondue "makes a fabulous supper: filling, gorgeous to eat, and conducive to good atmosphere and even better spirits." There isn't much more we could add to her description of this wonderful kind of dish — always fun to share with friends — except that cheeseless fondues can be just as tasty. Try these eight versions, offering unusual ingredients such as coconut milk, crab and raspberries.

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1. Pizza Fondue

by Ilana Simon

Mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic, basil, oregano and diced tomatoes make this the fondue equivalent of a perfect slice of pizza. For real pizza flavor, serve with wedges of focaccia.

Per serving: 342 calories, 12g saturated fat, 8g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 22g protein, 702mg sodium

2. Mexican Green Chile Fondue

by Lou Seibert Pappas

This fondue recipe gets a kick with coriander, cumin, green chiles and hot pepper. Dip in crunchy raw veggies like bell pepper and jicama, along with cooked shrimp and tortilla chips.

Per serving: 345 calories, 16g saturated fat, 7g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 21g protein, 538mg sodium

3. Tomato Fondue

by David Burke and Judith Choate

Turn fondue into a healthy meal with a pot of this herbaceous tomato sauce. You can serve it with hunks of toasted bread, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower and small sausages.

Per serving: 78 calories, 1g saturated fat, 8g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 2g protein, 203mg sodium

4. Spicy Thai Fondue With Coconut Milk

by Ilana Simon

This cheese-free fondue is another less-decadent version and an inventive vehicle for cooking chicken breasts. Chicken broth, coconut milk and Thai herbs and spices create a zingy broth to serve with chicken and vegetables. The leftover broth can be turned into a soup with rice noodles.

Per serving: 231 calories, 9g saturated fat, 5g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 26g protein, 890mg sodium

Next page: 4 more delicious and unique fondue recipes. »

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