Delectable Shrimp Fondue Recipe for Seafood Lovers

Picture this – silky, velvety, and bubbly hot white wine sauce infused with garlicky flavors, all melding together to create the ultimate pool of heaven for succulent shrimp. Sounds too good to be true? Well, my friend, you’re in for a treat because this shrimp fondue with white wine recipe is not only indulgent but also incredibly easy to make.

There’s no better way to impress your guests than with a homemade seafood fondue. Whether it’s for a swiss fondue party or a fancy dinner night in, this recipe is sure to elevate your culinary skills and leave your taste buds wanting more.

This recipe calls for dry white wine and chicken broth, which gives it a lovely balance of flavors. It also includes sharp cheddar cheese, which brings out the creaminess of the fondue. The best part? You only need one pot and less than 30 minutes of prep time!

So grab a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or your preferred non-alcoholic alternative if you prefer and let’s dive into the world of gourmet seafood shrimp fondue.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Shrimp Fondue With White Wine
Shrimp Fondue With White Wine

Fondue is always a good idea! And this recipe for shrimp fondue with white wine is not only delicious, but it’s also perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a special occasion or a casual dinner with friends. Here are some of the reasons why you’ll love this fantastic recipe:

Firstly, this recipe uses dry white wine, which adds an irresistible depth of flavor to the dish. The wine’s acidity pairs perfectly with the creamy and cheesy texture of the fondue. It gives it an extra touch of ritz and glam in every bite.

Secondly, the use of chicken broth instead of cream makes this recipe light yet satisfying. You don’t have to worry about feeling stuffed after dinner as it has just the right amount of richness without making diners feel too full or heavy.

Thirdly, the addition of sharp cheddar cheese and fresh parmesan cheese gives the fondue a unique flavor profile that complements the shrimp wonderfully! The combination creates such flavorsome detail that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Lastly, it is easy and requires minimal effort to make! With clear instructions and easy-to-follow steps, you can create an exquisite fondue in no time. This allows you to focus on enjoying your time with friends and family while still having an impressive dish that will please everyone.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a dish that’s equal parts comforting, delicious, and impressive, look no further than this shrimp fondue with white wine recipe. Its rich flavors combined with its light texture make it a true standout dish that is sure to be loved by all seafood lovers out there.

Ingredient List

 Dive into this delicious shrimp fondue with white wine
Dive into this delicious shrimp fondue with white wine

Here are the ingredients you need to cook shrimp fondue with white wine:

  • 1 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups dry white wine (Sauvignon blanc or another high acid wine works best)
  • Note: You can use non-alcoholic wine if you prefer.

Fondue Dippers:

Choose your favorite dipping options, for example:

  • Sliced filet mignon or sautéed shrimp for seafood and shrimp fondue
  • Cubed gruyere cheese or swiss cheese for cheese fondue
  • Sauteed garlic shrimp pasta or blackened oysters for fish fondue

Note: It is important to have a fondue pot and fondue forks for this recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Creamy, cheesy, and full of flavor - this fondue has it all
Creamy, cheesy, and full of flavor – this fondue has it all

Step 1: Prep the ingredients

First, we need to prepare all the ingredients. Peel and devein the shrimp, mince 1 garlic clove, and finely chop 2 green onions. We will also need 1 cup of chicken broth, 1 cup of dry white wine, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 4 tablespoons of butter. Grate a handful of fresh Parmesan cheese and sharp cheddar cheese and set them aside.

Step 2: Cook the shrimp

Start by melting 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a fondue pot or a large skillet. Then add the peeled shrimp to the pot and stir occasionally until the shrimp are pink and cooked through (about 3-5 minutes). Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate and set aside.

Step 3: Prepare the fondue sauce

In the same pot or skillet, add another 2 tablespoons of butter, minced garlic, and chopped green onions. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Pour in chicken broth, white wine, Worcestershire sauce, dried dill, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Let it cook over medium heat until it starts simmering.

Step 4: Add cheeses

Once bubbles start forming on the surface, add grated Parmesan cheese and sharp cheddar cheese, one handful at a time while constantly stirring to melt the cheese into an even texture.

Step 5: Add shrimp

Finally, add the cooked shrimp back into the pot and stir gently into the cheese sauce. Let it cook for another minute before serving.

Step 6: Enjoy

Serve with your choice of fondue dippers such as sliced bread, steamed vegetables, or crackers etc. Dip away!

Bon Appétit!

Substitutions and Variations

 This recipe is perfect for a night in with friends or family
This recipe is perfect for a night in with friends or family

When it comes to making a dish like shrimp fondue with white wine, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try to customize the recipe to your liking.

Firstly, for those who don’t consume alcohol or want a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute chicken broth or seafood stock for the white wine. The broth will provide depth and flavor without the alcoholic content.

If you’re not a fan of shrimp, try substituting it with other types of seafood such as scallops or crab meat. Similarly, you can switch up the type of cheese you use in the recipe. Instead of Parmesan and cheddar cheese, try using Gruyere cheese or Swiss cheese for a different flavor profile.

For those who love garlic, feel free to add more minced garlic cloves or even garlic powder to give the fondue an extra punch of flavor. If you prefer a little bit of heat, sprinkle black pepper flakes or cayenne pepper into the pot.

Lastly, consider adding some additional ingredients as dipping options for your guests such as sautéed shrimp, blackened oysters, and garlic shrimp pasta. Another option is serving the fondue with some crusty bread or crackers to dip into the delicious pool of cheesy goodness.

Whatever substitutions and variations you decide to create, remember that this recipe is all about having fun and experimentation. There’s no right or wrong way to create the perfect fondue dinner party!

Serving and Pairing

 Dip your way to happiness with this shrimp and white wine fondue
Dip your way to happiness with this shrimp and white wine fondue

Once your shrimp fondue is ready, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair it with the perfect meal or drink.

Serving: When it comes to serving, you can opt for a traditional fondue pot or a small slow cooker, which will keep your fondue warm throughout the meal. Serve it with an array of dipping options such as sautéed shrimp, garlic shrimp pasta, blackened oyster, or any other seafood of your choice. You can also consider adding vegetables such as mushrooms or asparagus and bread to make this dish a complete meal.

Pairing: As we have used white wine in the recipe, a dry white wine, like Sauvignon Blanc, would be an ideal pairing for this shrimp fondue. Its high acidic content complements the seafood well and balances out the cheesy sauce. However, if you prefer non-alcoholic beverages, then chicken broth or cream shrimp soup could also work well.

For those who prefer to savor the taste of cheese and wine further can also try Swiss cheese fondue. In this case, you can exchange seafood and shrimps for pappadeaux seafood, filet mignon or gruyere cheese.


Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This dish is so tasty, you'll want to double-dip - and that's okay!
This dish is so tasty, you’ll want to double-dip – and that’s okay!

Preparing this white wine shrimp fondue recipe ahead of time can be tremendous time-saver! You may combine the cooked ingredients and sauce a day before your fondue party. Refrigerate them separately in air-tight containers. When you are ready to serve, heat broth in the fondue pot over medium heat first. Once boiling, add your pre-cooked ingredients and sauce mixture to the hot pot and stir. Simmer for about 5 minutes to reheat properly.

A high-quality fondue pot will keep your fondue hot throughout the evening, allowing guests to enjoy seconds or thirds. If you are using a traditional stovetop cheese fondue, you may need to reheat it from time to time when hosting long fondue dinners. For best results, always reheat slowly over low heat to prevent the cheese from separating or curdling.

Leftovers of this white wine shrimp fondue recipe? No problem! Store leftover cheese-and-shrimp mixture in an air-tight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. When it comes to reheating seafood, we suggest sautéing for 2-3 minutes or microwaving on medium power for 1-2 minutes until heated through. The cheese sauce may thicken up slightly when cooled down, so feel free to add a little chicken broth or cream to achieve desired consistency during reheating as needed.

Although this recipe contains alcohol from white wine, you may substitute with non-alcoholic white wine (look for a high-acid version like Sauvignon Blanc) or chicken broth with dry white wine substitute*. It is worth mentioning that omitting white wine entirely will significantly alter the taste and flavor profile of this seafood shrimp fondue recipe.

*For 1 cup chicken broth+ ¼ cup dry white wine substitute mix together ¾ cup chicken broth + ¼ cup white vinegar

Tips for Perfect Results

 Add some elegance to your appetizer game with this shrimp fondue
Add some elegance to your appetizer game with this shrimp fondue

To achieve the perfect shrimp fondue with white wine, a few tips will take you a long way. Here are some of my suggestions for ensuring that your fondue turns out perfectly every time.

First and foremost, make sure you use high-quality ingredients. Start with fresh or frozen shrimp that is properly deveined and peeled. Use a dry white wine with high acid content like Sauvignon Blanc for optimal taste.

Pay close attention to the consistency of your fondue. If it appears too thick or lumpy, add additional chicken broth or white wine gradually until you reach desired thickness. Keep stirring continuously until all the cheese has melted fully into the mixture.

To avoid any mishaps when heating up the fondue, use medium heat and be patient. Heat the cheese and broth mixture slowly until everything is completely melted before adding additional ingredients.

Experiment with different cheeses for variations in taste and texture. The combination of sharp cheddar cheese and fresh Parmesan cheese can unlock hidden savors in the dish.

For those who prefer non-alcoholic options, substitute white wine with chicken broth or non-alcoholic white wine – this would provide similar taste profiles without much hassle.

Finally, remember that the key to an unforgettable fondue experience lies in creativity. Pair your shrimp fondue with side dishes like garlic shrimp pasta or sauteed shrimp and don’t forget to throw in some blackened oysters for a fishy twist.

With these tips, your shrimp fondue with white wine will become a hit at your next party or dinner gathering. Trust me; you won’t regret trying out this recipe!


As with any recipe, there may be some questions or concerns that come up during the cooking process. To help ensure the best results for our shrimp fondue with white wine recipe, here are some frequently asked questions and expert answers to help guide you.

What is the best white wine to make fondue?

When it comes to pairing wine with fondue, a great option would be a dry white wine with high acidity. Some examples of these wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, or an unoaked Chardonnay.

What kind of wine do you use for fondue?

Pairing a dry white wine with fondue creates the perfect symphony of flavors. Opt for a Sauvignon Blanc or any other crisp and dry white wine that has a higher acid content. The acid present in the wine ensures that the cheese remains smooth and gives the fondue a well-blended texture. Chef Brennan suggests including a small amount of lemon juice as well, to add an additional layer of complexity to the fondue.

What cheeses are best for fondue?

As a sommelier, I have come across several types of cheese that go perfectly with different types of wine. The timeless Swiss Cheese Fondue, for instance, is best crafted using a blend of three Swiss cheese varieties. Meanwhile, Gouda, with its subtle flavors, is one of the most popular options for fondue lovers. Other recommended cheeses include Gruyere, Comte, Fontina, Emmental, and Cheddar. These delectable cheeses complement different wine varieties, making them excellent choices for a variety of dishes. Let’s dive deeper into each one of these fascinating cheese types and discover their unique stories.

What can I use instead of dry white wine in fondue?

If alcoholic beverages are not preferred, a dry white wine or light beer without alcohol can be considered as a substitute. In the absence of non-alcoholic wine options, milk or a blend of chicken or vegetable stock with milk in equal proportions can also be used as an alternative.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a delicious and sophisticated dinner to impress your guests, I strongly recommend this Shrimp Fondue with White Wine. This recipe is not only mouth-watering but also very easy to prepare, even for those who are not experienced in the kitchen.

With the combination of savory chicken broth, sharp cheddar cheese, and dry white wine, this fondue recipe definitely stood out to me as one of my favorites. Additionally, it’s versatile enough to accommodate various dippers such as sauteed shrimp, blackened oysters, or even filet mignon.

Whether it’s just a quiet night in or a more elaborate Swiss fondue party, this recipe will not disappoint. So go ahead and try it out for yourself. You’ll most certainly fall in love with it just like I did!

Shrimp Fondue With White Wine

Shrimp Fondue With White Wine Recipe

I found this recipe in the instruction manual for my slow cooker and added a few things to turn it into something that was really good. I hope you enjoy! PLEASE NOTE: This is a recipe that is meant to fit into a Bella Kitchen 1.5 quart MINI slow cooker. For it to fit into a normal slow cooker, it will have to be DOUBLED or TRIPLED.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Calories 352.9 kcal


  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated (Cooper Sharp is the BEST)
  • 2/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 cup green onion, finely chopped (tops only)
  • 1/4 cup white wine or 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 -2 teaspoon hot sauce (to taste)
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 1 loaf French bread


  • Add all ingredients (except shrimp and bread) into crock pot.
  • Cover and cook 1 hour on High.
  • About 10 minutes before the cooking is done, cut bread into 1 inch cubes.
  • Reduce heat to Low and add shrimp before serving; stir well to combine and allow to heat up before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 139gCalories: 352.9kcalCarbohydrates: 51.2gProtein: 16.1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCholesterol: 22.5mgSodium: 780.2mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 3g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Beginner Cook, Easy
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