Recipe of the Week: Shrimp Fondue

Sharing a yummy appetizer from my mother’s recipe stash.



This recipe for shrimp fondue is from my mother’s recipe book.  She made the rich and delicious appetizer anytime there was a family party.  If it wasn’t included on the menu, either my sister or I would say, “you’re going to make shrimp fondue, aren’t you?”


I was invited to a “bring a recipe your mother used to make” pot-luck dinner at a friend’s house and decided to share this treat with all of those friends.  This is the first time I made it, and I’m wondering why I never did.

It’s bittersweet to see my mother’s handwriting as she’s been gone 10 years.  But aren’t the best recipes the ones that are all messy and splotched with drips?


1 8-ounce package cream cheese

1 can cream of shrimp soup

1 cup grated sharp cheddar (I used white cheddar)

1 cup sour cream

1/2 tsp. crushed garlic

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 5-ounce packaged frozen cooked salad shrimp

1 loaf of crusty French bread cut into cubes.


Melt the first six ingredients in a double boiler. (I used a metal bowl over a stock pot).  Add the small frozen shrimp and heat through.  Transfer to a fondue pot and serve with cubed french bread, using fondue forks for dipping.  (I’m pretty sure my sister and I used to spoon the stuff onto slices of the bread).

The pot was empty at the end of the night; it sure was delicious.  I can’t wait to make it again when the family comes over.


Author: valj2750

Woman who wears many hats - wife, mother, teacher, bookkeeper, writer, caregiver, cook, seamstress, photographer and beach bum.

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