This Jalapeno Popper Cheese Fondue is easy, cheesy and crazy good!  It comes together quickly on the stovetop making it the perfect dish to enjoy with your friends gathered around the table! You can serve this in a bowl (no fondue pot required), keep it warm in a ceramic pot, or even serve it in a bread bowl.

Bowl of Jalapeno Popper Cheese Fondue surrounded by pretzel pieces

I love a good cheese fondue.  Partly because fondue is delicious, partly because it’s cheese and did I mention cheese? But there’s another reason I love fondue… which is the time spent having a fondue.

You see, fondue isn’t something you whip up on a weeknight before rushing off to practice (although this stovetop version is quick enough that you certainly could). Fondue is an event, you invite your friends over, pour some wine, gather around a table and sit and chat and snack for hours.  Literally the perfect night! Those are the moments we remember; laughing around the table with our friends.

Collage picture of the gorgeous grounds at Terrenea

Lucky for me some of my greatest friends are fellow bloggers and we recently shared MANY of those amazing moments!  A recent retreat I met up with some of my best blogging friends, Nagi from RecipeTin Eats, Jen from Carlsbad Cravings, Meggan from Culinary Hill, Chelsea from Chelsea’s Messy Apron, and Rachael from Eazy Peazy Mealz to talk blogging and enjoy some amazing meals.

We were hosted by Terranea Resort for a completely luxurious weekend just minutes away from LA.  This resort is truly gorgeous with amazing views, fantastic amenities and it’s a remarkable place to unwind.  A true escape into paradise in your own backyard!  Not only was the view breathtaking but the food…  oh the food…  so many incredible restaurants, amazing chefs and on site gardens.  I truly and honestly can’t put into words the food we experienced.

The first night we experienced gourmet meal at the beautiful mar’sel restaurant. After a full kitchen tour and photography session, we enjoyed Morel Mushroom Toast (I still dream about this dish) and absolutely perfectly cooked steaks while having the most gorgeous view of the ocean.  Perfect right?!
Overhead shot of people reaching for jalapeno popper fondue, along with lobster tacos and hot bavarian pretzel

The following day we got to enjoy a lunch at Nelson’s.  I’m not going to lie, I kind of want to live there (yeah, at the restaurant). Between all of us, we tried almost every dish on the menu but one in particular kept calling my name; Jalapeno Popper Cheese FondueI KNOW RIGHT?!?!  

Ooey gooey cheeses with chorizo and jalapenos served in a bread bowl.  I can’t even. I got home and started thinking about this dish and couldn’t stop so I knew I had to make a version to share with all of you.  I’ve included 4 kinds of cheese, crispy bacon and diced jalapenos for the ultimate cheesy dip!

Dipping bread in a bowl of Jalapeno Popper Cheese Fondue

Once you try this easy fondue, you’re going to make it over and over again (and your friends are going to request it)!!  We serve it in a bowl because it doesn’t last longer than a few minutes but once made you can also keep it warm in a mini crock pot or ceramic fondue pot or if you’re adventurous, serve this in a bread bowl and warm it in the oven.  You won’t be disappointed!

Dipping bread in a bowl of Jalapeno Popper Cheese Fondue
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Jalapeno Popper Cheese Fondue (StoveTop)

This Jalapeno Popper Cheese Fondue is easy, cheesy and crazy good! It comes together quickly on the stovetop making it the perfect dish to enjoy with your friends gathered around the table! You can serve this in a bowl (no fondue pot required), keep it warm in a ceramic pot, or even serve it in a bread bowl.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 green onions , sliced
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 4 oz swiss cheese , shredded
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ lb bacon , cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 4 oz jalapeno peppers , drained and chopped
  • warm pretzel bread for serving


  • Simmer wine, garlic & green onion for 2 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  • Toss all shredded cheeses with flour. Add Cheese a handful at a time over low heat until melted.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients (except bread). Serve warm with bread for dipping.
4.75 from 4 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 322 | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 175mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

The food we enjoyed was just a portion of our amazing experience.  Gorgeous views, luxurious rooms, amazing pools, loads of decks and patios to sit and relax,  beautiful trails to walk and run near the ocean, I truly cannot wait to go back.  This is the spot to have a vacation in your own backyard (if you are near) or the destination that you want to travel to!  Check out the video below (put together by the amazing Nagi of Recipe Tin Eats)!

More amazing recipes inspired by our visit:

I was not financially compensated for this post however Terrena Resort did provide accommodation and some meals during the retreat weekend.  All opinions and recipes in this post are my own.
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  1. This sounds incredibly tasty, but as far as a Fondue, …. I’LL PASS! Folks already dislike when someone ‘double-dips’, but Fondue is just as bad, if not worse! Imagine all of the germs in that Fondue pot, after everyone eats off their fondue fork, and then spears something else, and dips it into the pot again. Believe me, I’m definitely NOT a germaphobe, but you have to be a total idiot, not to know that other people’s spit is in the Fondue pot. Nevertheless, this recipe sounds very tasty.4 stars

    1. This recipe is so tasty Angelina! To avoid the ‘double-dip’ you can always use your fondue fork to spear, dip, and transfer your food onto a plate and enjoy from there! Definitely worth it for this delicious recipe!

  2. Wow this looks so good, I LOVE cheese!! Your time at Terranea sounds amazing how lucky you are to have such amazing blogger friends!

    1. Terrenea was incredible, I really hope I get the chance to go back and take my husband. It would be a perfect getaway for two as well!

  3. I could dunk and dive into this all day long. I think I need to come visit you so you can make this for me. I’ll whip up some boozy slushies, you whip up this, and we’ll have a party.

  4. This looks fantastic!
    I even forwarded it to the partner, because we love cheese, cheese, spicy cheese, regular cheese, and did I mention cheese? :P

  5. Oh wow. Are there even words for such a masterpiece?! Is it football season yet?

  6. This instantly made me SO hungry. I am in love with jalapeño poppers, so this is MUST TRY!!

  7. Such a great time and I had so much fun getting to know you Holly! This dip looks unreal. Love that you paired it with pretzel bread — delicious!

  8. This fondue. I need it! As you said, fondue is an experience, not something you quick whip together. And your time at Terranea sounds so wonderful!