Cheese Fondue Casserole

Our Cheese Fondue Casserole with white rice combines Cheddar, Swiss and Parmesan with spinach, rosemary, thyme and parsley, into a cheesy dinner you’ll love.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 35 mins
Servings
SERVES 6-8
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 55 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, stemmed and chopped
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Our delectable Cheese Fondue Casserole, made with white rice, spinach and other wholesome ingredients, is way easier to make than it looks! Sure to impress, this is dinner, made easy and convenient.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish and set aside.

    Step 2

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Transfer warm rice to a large bowl. Add spinach and toss until wilted. Cover and keep warm.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook shallots for 3 minutes, or until softened but not browned. Stir in rosemary, thyme, garlic, mustard powder, salt, pepper, nutmeg and hot pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.

    Step 4

  • Stir in flour. Cook for 2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Gradually add milk, a little at a time, whisking until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

    Step 5

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Whisk in Parmesan until combined. Add Swiss cheese; whisk until melted. Add 2 cups of Cheddar, a handful at a time, whisking until melted before adding more. Remove from heat.

    Step 6

  • Pour cheese sauce over rice mixture and stir to combine. Transfer to prepared casserole dish and smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining Cheddar.

    Step 7

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

    Recipe Tip

    For a crunchy topping, toss finely-chopped walnuts or coarse breadcrumbs with the shredded Cheddar cheese before sprinkling over the casserole and baking.

     

Say Cheese!

Ready in less than an hour and enough to feed up to eight guests, this is our kind of casserole! We love to make this type of dish on a busy weeknight or even on a relaxing Sunday when we’d rather spend our time kicking back than working hard.

Not your typical fondue, this one starts with butter-sautéed shallots and a bubbling mixture of milk, Cheddar, Swiss and Parmesan cheeses. It may not be traditional but this dish is definitely cheesy! With thyme, rosemary, garlic, mustard powder, nutmeg and hot pepper flakes, this dish is also bursting with layers of flavor.

Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with baby spinach, this dish is a comforting plate of pure TLC, perfect for any occasion or a Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner.

Love cheesy goodness? Why not try our Four Cheese Tomato Risotto, as well!