The easiest way to take an evening from meh to marvelous? A bubbling pot of creamy cheese, of course. Here are 23 fondue ideas to serve at your next party (even if it’s just a party of two!), with inspo that will take you from dinner to dessert.
P.S.: You can totally make fondue in a skillet, in the slow cooker or on the stove—but it couldn’t hurt to invest in a fondue maker anyway. Nostalgia’s stainless-steel fondue pot is a total steal for $30, and Oster’s DuraCeramic fondue pot is only a few bucks more. If you’re looking to splurge, go for the Cuisinart electric fondue maker, complete with a fork rack, temperature probe and eight fondue forks.