What to Serve with Fondue (25+ Tasty Dippers)

Wondering what to serve with fondue for dinner? We’ve got loads of ideas for the best dippers so that you can enjoy an easy fondue night at home!

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Fondue is a timeless dish, perfect for a cozy gathering or a fun-filled party.

It’s all about dipping and sharing, and the possibilities for dippers are endless! But choosing the right accompaniments can make all the difference.

So, let’s explore the best things to serve with cheese fondue.

Pretzel bite being dipped into fondue.

Classic Breads

  • French Bread: The crusty exterior and airy interior provide the perfect base for scooping up that delicious cheese.
  • Sourdough: The tangy sourdough complements the richness of the cheese beautifully. I like to cut a round loaf into cubes.
  • Bagels: Bite-sized and easy to handle, bagels offer a satisfying chewiness.
  • Pumpernickel: This dark rye bread adds a delightful earthy flavor to the experience.
  • Crostini: These long, thin bread crackers are perfect for dipping.

For More Flavor & Texture

  • Pretzels: Crispy pretzels or chewy pretzel bites add a fun texture to the fondue.
  • Croutons: Store-bought or homemade croutons add a satisfying crunch.
  • Bagel Chips: These crispy chips are perfect for scooping up cheesy fondue.
  • Tortilla Chips: Add a Mexican flair to your fondue with tortilla chips.
  • Toasted Ravioli: Add some Italian interest to your fondue with this toasted ravioli.
  • Pasta Chips: These pasta chips can be made in the air fryer and are crispy and delicious.

Beyond the Bread

  • Vegetables: Broccoli florets, baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and cherry tomatoes add a refreshing element to the fondue.
  • Fruits: Sliced apples, pears, grapes, nectarines, persimmon, and strawberries add a touch of sweetness and acidity.
  • Cured Meats: Prosciutto, salami, and pepperoni add a salty and savory element to the fondue.
  • Sausages: Cooked sausages like Italian sausage or air fryer bratwurst are a hearty and flavorful addition. Or, try dipping these sausage bites.
  • Shrimp: For a seafood twist, try serving boiled shrimp with your fondue. I also love these air fryer shrimp.
  • Chicken: Bite-sized pieces of cooked chicken add a protein boost to the fondue.
  • Steak: Thinly sliced steak is a decadent and satisfying dip for cheese fondue. Or, try serving these filet mignon bites with your dip.

Tip: For optimal fondue enjoyment, ensure your dippers are cut into bite-sized pieces to ensure they easily fit into the fondue pot and provide a manageable portion.

Sweet Endings

  • Chocolate Fondue: For a sweet treat, serve chocolate fondue with cubed fruits, marshmallows, and cookies.
  • Caramel Fondue: Dip sliced apples, pears, and pound cake into warm caramel fondue for a delightful dessert.

Wine Pairings for Fondue

  • White Wine: Dry or off-dry Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Chenin Blanc
  • Red WinePinot Noir or Beaujolais

What Sides go with Fondue?

Close up of bowl of cheese fondue

With so many delicious options to choose from, you can customize your fondue experience to suit any taste.

So, gather your friends and family, grab your fondue pot, and get ready to dip into a world of flavor!

Overhead shoe of prepared fondue board with dippers.

What to Serve with Fondue: 25+ Tasty Dippers

Wondering what to serve with fondue? I've got loads of ideas for the best dippers so that you can enjoy an easy fondue night at home!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • French Bread
  • Sourdough
  • Croutons
  • Crostini
  • Pretzels
  • Bagels
  • Pumpernickel
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Vegetables (Broccoli florets, cauliflower, baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and cherry tomatoes, etc. )
  • Fruit (Sliced apples, pears, grapes, and strawberries. )
  • Cured Meats (Prosciutto, salami, and pepperoni. )
  • Sausages
  • Shrimp
  • Chicken
  • Steak


  • Make your favorite fondue recipe.
  • Choose your favorite dippers.
  • Enjoy a fun fondue feast at home!
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