Low-Calorie Cheese Fondue Made with Cauliflower

Dec 13 2016

Fondue It Yourself!

Unlike that friend who always shares your most humiliating stories with the wrong person, cauliflower won't embarrass you at this year's holiday party. By mixing some of the pureed veggie into this dip, we came up with a fondue recipe that's as healthy and low in calories as it is cheesy and delicious. Even cauliflower skeptics will flip for this. Dip it good!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Cauli’ Fondue Recipe

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1/8th of recipe (about 1/3 cup): 89 calories, 4g total fat (2g sat. fat), 316mg sodium, 6g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 8g protein

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes


6 cups roughly chopped cauliflower

3/4 cup fat-free milk

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tsp. chopped garlic

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

4 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook cauliflower until very tender, about 15 minutes.

Transfer cauliflower to a strainer to drain.

Place drained cauliflower in a blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup water and all remaining ingredients except Swiss cheese. Puree until smooth and uniform.

Transfer puree to the (empty) pot. Bring heat to medium low.

Break Swiss cheese into pieces, and add it to the pot. Cook and stir until cheese has melted and is evenly distributed, about 2 minutes.

Serve immediately.


HG Tip: During a party, keep your fondue warm in a small slow cooker or old-school fondue pot!

Chew on this:

Happy Ice Cream and Violins Day (yes, you read that right), December 13th. We suggest celebrating with all-natural ice creams by Halo Top or Enlightened and violin music by Vivaldi or Mozart!

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