Irish Potato Fondue Recipe

This delicious Irish Potato Fondue combines creamy, melted Irish cheese with potatoes and bacon for a hearty and flavorful dip that is perfect for sharing.

It’s a comforting dish that is perfect for chilly evenings or a fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This post contains affiliate links.

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Irish Potato Fondue Recipe for St Patrick Day

Irish Potato Fondue Recipe

Every St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate the luck of the Irish with green beer, good times, and of course, potatoes!

This year, why not combine all of your festive favorites into one delicious dish that’s sure to be an instant classic?

Today’s Irish Potato Fondue recipe, courtesy of caterer to the stars Mary Giuliani and author of The Cocktail Party: Eat Drink, Play, Recover (affiliate), combines rich Irish Stout with savory bacon and creamy cheddar for a dippable delight that pairs perfectly with a rainbow of red, yellow and purple roasted potatoes.

Be sure to check out these other family fun ideas for St. Patricks Day

Additional Potato Ideas

Want to enjoy even more potato goodness this St. Paddy’s Day?

Roasting and dipping are just a few of the many ways to enjoy potatoes, according to Giuliani.

“Potatoes are my favorite party foods to dress up,” says Giuliani. “They are so versatile and allow me to provide opportunities for my guests to customize their bites.

I love that you can make potatoes naughty with a lot of decadent toppings or nice with lighter options, depending on the type of entertaining you are planning.

You can fry, bake, mash or boil β€” so many options for a caterer who’s always looking for unique food experiences.”

Plus, with seven types of potatoes to choose from β€” whites, fingerlings, reds, yellows, purples, petites and russets β€” there is a new potato type to try for each day of the week.

A special thanks to the United States Potato Board (USPB) for sharing this recipe!

Visit www.PotatoGoodness.com to find hundreds of delicious and creative potato recipes to enjoy this holiday and beyond.

Irish Potato Fondue

Let’s get cooking!

Ingredients:

Potatoes

  • 1 cup of russet potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup purple potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of fingerling potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Fondue

  • 1 cup Guinness Beer or your favorite Irish Stout
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard powder
  • 3 cups Irish Cheddar, shredded
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon (optional)
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Directions:

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Toss cubed potatoes in a bowl with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper.

Step 2: Place potatoes on baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until brown and crispy.

Shake the tray several times to check on crispness.

Step 3: In a medium saucepan, add beer, half and half, flour and mustard powder.

Warm the liquid and begin adding the cheese while whisking until melted.

Step 4: Remove from heat and add black pepper, salt and nutmeg.

Step 5: Place back on stove and cook while stirring to get a smooth consistency.

Add more beer if it is too thick or more cheese if too thin.

Step 6: Transfer mixture to a fondue pot fitted with either a votive candle or sterno.

Step 7: Top with crumbled cooked bacon and stir. Serve with roasted potatoes.

To keep the fondue at its ideal consistency, stir it intermittently.

Irish Potato Fondue Recipe for St Patrick Day

Irish Potato Fondue

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This delicious Irish Potato Fondue combines creamy, melted Irish cheese with potatoes and bacon for a hearty and flavorful dip that is perfect for sharing.

Ingredients

Potatoes

  • 1 cup of russet potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup purple potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of fingerling potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Fondue

  • 1 cup Guinness Beer or your favorite Irish Stout
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard powder
  • 3 cups Irish Cheddar, shredded
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Toss cubed potatoes in a bowl with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Place potatoes on baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until brown and crispy. Shake the tray several times to check on crispness.
  3. In a medium saucepan, add beer, half and half, flour and mustard powder. Warm the liquid and begin adding the cheese while whisking until melted.
  4. Remove from heat and add black pepper, salt and nutmeg.
  5. Place back on stove and cook while stirring to get a smooth consistency. Add more beer if it is too thick or more cheese if too thin.
  6. Transfer mixture to a fondue pot fitted with either a votive candle or sterno.
  7. Top with crumbled cooked bacon and stir. Serve with roasted potatoes. To keep the fondue at its ideal consistency, stir it intermittently.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 363Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 321mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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    43 Comments

    1. What an amazing idea! This would be so much fun at a party. Thanks for sharing on Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you will party with us again next week.

    2. Anything with potatoes. I LOVE anything with potatoes. This looks fabulous and I can’t wait to make it. Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFriDIY

    3. I would have never thought to do this. It looks like a great recipe, though.

      Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again next week when we open the doors at 12 AM EST on Friday.

    4. I’ve never seen anything like this! And oh so yummy. I don’t think I’ve ever met a potato I didn’t like. And I think I would love this. It is fun and festive. And perfect for you to bring to The Fabulous Fall Party.
      Come over and join the party! You can bring the poratoes!
      Happy Fall!

    5. This is an amazing recipe! I am a fan of potatoes, I will try this soon.
      This fondue is a different one, never thought we can add potatoes on it.

    6. You know, when I’ve been in Switzerland they’ve always served potatoes as well as bread with fondue and they go really well. Sure the Guiness adds to the flavor.

    7. What a great idea! I am always looking for different ways to use my fondue pot. Love this!!! Pinned and sharing. Thank you for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. I hope you will join our next party starting today at noon EST.

    8. This sounds so delicious!!!! Definitely love cheese and potatoes so I’m sure it’s a winning combination.

    9. Congratulations!
      Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and has been pinned to our features board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and don’t forget to pick up your new Red Plate!
      Miz Helen

    10. Potatoes are such a great food. Inexpensive and make you feel full. And I love the idea of having something to dip them, in. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday πŸ™‚

    11. These look great!! I love the different potatoes!! Thanks for celebrating the Fiesta with us! πŸ™‚ Happy you joined in! Enjoy your weekend!

    12. This is such a lovely presentation Jenny!
      Congrats – you are one of our featured guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week! πŸ™‚
      (You’re also our Friend of the Week at Friendship Friday – totally rocking it!)

    13. A beautiful presentation for your special Irish Potato Fondue! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us for our special St. Patrick’s Day Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon.
      Miz Helen

    14. Oh shoot! I featured potato dishes at the TFT party, and I can’t believe I missed this one!! It looks wonderful. I can’t believe I missed it! What a delicious recipe!

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