This easy pizza fondue recipe is just what you need to turn a boring weeknight dinner into a fun and exciting fondue night! Plus, it’s perfect for those following a whole food plant-based diet because this cheesy fondue has no added oil and all the flavors you crave.
This cheesy pizza fondue is a dairy-free recipe, so we are skipping mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese. We aren’t even using store-bought vegan versions. Instead, we bring the flavor with nooch, seasonings, lactic acid, and miso. It’s the closest thing to magic that I’ve ever seen in real life.
Our vegan pizza fondue is a blend of wholesome ingredients. It’s a celebration of flavors and textures, specially developed to be a treat without compromising your health goals. Let this year be the year we bring fondue parties back – grab that caftan and put on some Tom Jones!
How to Host a Vegan Fondue Party
This kind of gathering isn’t just about the food. It’s a fun way to bring people together, laugh, and even dress up for a 70s theme, and you get to show how delicious vegan food is.
3 things you need besides the fondue
- Dippers: Think beyond the traditional. Try bell peppers, Italian bread, steamed veggies, air-fried tofu or tempeh, or even baked tortilla chips.
- Keep it Warm: Use a fondue pot or a small crock pot to keep your fondue at the perfect temperature for the whole party. Whisk in water or non-dairy milk when the edges start to get dry.
- Spice it Up: Add a dash of balsamic vinegar a handful of mini vegan pepperoni pieces, or Italian sausage spiced minced mushrooms for an extra kick.
So, find those fondue forks you have packed up!
But I Don’t Have a High-Speed Blender
Don’t worry. You can blend it in a regular blender and then transfer it to a large saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon over medium heat until it thickens, then switch to a whisk.
Ingredients You Need to Make Vegan Cheese Fondue
- Unsweetened plain non-dairy milk (can sub water) – for blending, and non-dairy milk makes it even creamier.
- Rolled oats are the main ingredient that adds bulk and creaminess, and they’re cheap, too!
- Nutritional yeast – adds a cheesy flavor
- Miso, any kind – adds some cheesy funk
- Salt or salt substitute
- Tapioca starch or arrowroot powder – give it that ooey gooey, stretchable texture.
- Garlic powder
- Lactic acid: you can use apple cider vinegar if you don’t have any – adds tartness and a little funk.
- Onion powder
- Mustard powder
- Optional Vegan Pepperoni spice blend
- Use pizza sauce or marinara sauce instead of crushed tomatoes and herbs if you are in a hurry.
- Crushed tomatoes
- Italian seasoning (or a mix of oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary)
What Can I Use for Dippers?
You can dip almost anything your heart desires. Leftover bread, veggies, potatoes, etc. But here are some of my favorites:
- Toasted bread cubes, French bread slices, or baked pizza dough in small mouth-sized pieces
- Steamed baby potatoes
- Air-fried potato wedges
- Steamed broccoli, baby carrots, cauliflower, and other forkable veggies
- Softer uncooked veggies like zucchini, bell pepper
- Your favorite pizza toppings
- Vegan pepperoni slices – try Fat-Free Vegan’s Oil-Free Recipe
How Do I Make It?
- Combine all blender ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend until it heats up and the sound changes. Add water if it’s too thick.
- Transfer to a fondue pot or a small slow cooker to keep warm.
- Stir in the crushed tomatoes and Italian seasonings.
More Vegan Fondue Recipes
More Vegan Cheese Goodness – Recipes
- Nut-Free Okara Ricotta
- Pasta Cheese Sauce for Mac and Cheese
- Vegan Cashew Pub Cheese
- Vegan Goat Cheese – no nuts
- Almond Goat Cheese
- No Oil Vegan Pizza Fondue – Made with Oats
- Almond and White Bean Fondue
- DIY Oat Vegan Cheese Powder Recipe
- Easy American Vegan Melty Cheese Recipe
- Oil-Free Pepper Jack Cheese Recipe
- Easy Vegan Parmesan Recipe: Nut-free, Soy-free, and Made with Oats!
- Nut-Free Oat Vegan Queso
- Instant Pot Cauliflower Queso
- Bean Queso
- Vegan Torchy’s Queso Copycat
Pizza Fondue Recipe- Vegan & No Nuts
- 2 cups unsweetened plain non-dairy milk can sub water
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp miso , any kind will work fine
- 1/2 tsp salt , or salt substitute
- 1/2 tsp tapioca starch , or arrowroot powder
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp lactic acid , optional
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp mustard powder
- 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes , a little more or less won't hurt anything
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning , or a mix or oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary
- Add all the blender ingredients to a high speed blender.
- Blend until it starts to heat up and the sound changes.
- If it's too thick when you check just add some water and blend until incorporated.
- Add to a fondue pot or a small slow cooker to keep warm.
- Stir in the crushed tomatoes and Italian seasonings and mix well.
- Dip cooked small potatoes, steamed veggies, toasted bread, air fried tofu chunks or what ever delights you!