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Cauldron Fondue

Serves 4

Whether you have a 4-year-old or a 14-year-old goblin, everyone will enjoy dipping into this dish!


  • 12 ounces small yellow-fleshed potatoes, such as Yukon Gold
  • 8 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 10 ounces Italian sausage, casings discarded
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 4 cups pumpernickel bread, cubed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 12 ounces reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Chili powder, for sprinkling


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes and enough salted water to cover the potatoes with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil; cook until crisp-tender, about 20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes to a conlander. Add the green beans to the boiling water; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Drain in the colander with the potatoes; let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, form the sausage into 1-inch balls and place in a shallow baking dish. Bake, turning occasionally, until browned, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Halve the potatoes and season them with salt and pepper. Arrange the potatoes, green beans, meatballs, tomatoes and bread cubes in serving bowls.
  5. In a small, heavy saucepan, whisk together the chicken broth and cornstarch and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the cheese, remove from the heat and stir until melted. Sprinkle with the chili powder and serve with the vegetables, meat and bread for dipping.

Recipe by Tracey Seaman, Test Kitchen Director, Every Day with Rachael Ray. Reprinted with permission from Every Day with Rachael Ray.