This Fondue Broth Recipe is a tasty base that combines finely chopped veggies and spices to cook your proteins and veggies perfectly, fondue style!
I love fondue! It always reminds me of a celebration and this recipe makes it so easy that you can enjoy fondue at home whenever you want! Don’t get me wrong, fondue restaurants are great, but when you fondue at home you can choose all the ingredients, all of the spices, and really make it your own!
As mentioned in the Beer Cheese Fondue recipe, if you don’t have a fondue pot you can use a regular pot on a stove. However, I would highly recommend getting a fondue pot because it really brings together the experience and you can all do it around a table compared to standing around a stovetop, or having the fondue broth get cold on the table. The one you see in the photos that I use is this affordable Cuisinart Fondue Pot from Amazon.
What to Dip in Fondue Broth?
You can cook almost anything you want in this fondue broth, but here are our recommendations:
The Best Meat for Fondue
When it comes to meat, just pick your favorites. I recommend beef steak, chicken breast, shrimp, and other seafood.
Please note that all meat should be fully cooked before you consume it.
Vegan Protein for Fondue
If you are a vegetarian or vegan, firm tofu is a great choice for this broth as well.
Similar to the cheese fondue, there are so many choices when it comes to vegetables. If you are having a fondue night I would suggest using some of the same veggies you used for the cheese fondue appetizer to add to your entrée fondue and after cooking, you can use the delicious dipping sauces that I have linked to below.
Here is our A to Z list of fondue broth vegetables:
Artichoke hearts, asparagus, baby potatoes, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, celery, fingerling potatoes, green beans, jalapeno peppers, mini sweet peppers, mushrooms, radishes, red onions, sweet onions, yellow squash, and zucchini.
As always, make sure you wash your produce before using them in the fondue. Luckily with vegetables they can be eaten raw or cooked so you can cook them to your desired doneness.
How to Make Fondue Broth
Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see recipe card below.
In a medium to large bowl, whisk together the water, onion, celery, carrot, salt, pepper and garlic powder until it is combined.
Pour the broth into a fondue pot.
Bring the broth to a rapid simmer over medium-high heat.
Place a piece of meat or vegetable on a fondue fork.
Cook in the broth until you have reached your desired level of doneness.
Serve with your favorite sauces, and enjoy!
Broth Fondue Dipping Sauces
My favorite part of the broth fondue is the dipping sauces! This easy broth fondue recipe has great flavor, but these sauces compliment that flavor well. Here are our favorite sauces for fondue broth.
Fondue Broth Recipe
- 5 ½ cups warm water
- 3 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 1 Tablespoon finely chopped celery
- 1 Tablespoon finely chopped carrot
- 2 Tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 Tablespoon freshly ground pepper
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Any and all of your favorite dippers!
- In a medium to large bowl, whisk together the water, onion, celery, carrot, salt, pepper and garlic powder until it is combined.
- Pour the broth into a fondue pot.
- Bring the broth to a rapid simmer over medium-high heat.
- Place a piece of meat or vegetable on a fondue fork.
- Cook in the broth until you have reached your desired level of doneness.
- Serve with your favorite sauces and enjoy!