Fondue is so much more than melted cheese—especially when you start talking about sauces.
I’m here to help spice up your fondue with 17 delicious fondue sauces that are sure to be a hit on any occasion.
Whether you’re looking for a classic combination or something a bit more daring, I’ve got you covered.
From sweet to savory, I’ve got all the sauces you need to take your next gathering to the next level.
So, break out the fondue pots, and let’s get cooking.
Thai cuisine just talks to your taste buds, and this peanut sauce is no exception.
This Thai-inspired combination of creamy peanut butter, tangy lime juice, sweet honey, and spicy red curry paste is so versatile that it can be used as a dipping sauce for fondue or as a salad dressing – you name it!
It’s especially perfect when you’re looking to give your next gathering an exotic flavor.
Pro Tip: If you don’t have time to make the sauce from scratch, buy a pre-made version or use store-bought satay sauce instead.
Soy sauce needs no introduction, but mix it with some ginger and a few other ingredients and you’ve got yourself an amazing dipping sauce!
This Soy Ginger Sauce is sweet, salty, and full of flavor.
It’s perfect for dipping vegetables or chicken skewers into – so grab your fondue pot and get ready for a party!
Pro Tip: If you want to make this sauce even spicier, add in some fresh chili peppers or sriracha hot sauce.
3. Apricot Dijon Dipping Sauce
You might not have heard of this sauce before, but trust me, it’s an amazing combination.
The tartness of the apricot pairs beautifully with the Dijon mustard and a hint of garlic and onion powder.
And don’t forget to add your favorite herbs—I like to use parsley or chives for this one.
Pro Tip: To make this sauce even creamier, try adding a dollop of Greek yogurt before serving.
To take your fondue party to the next level, try this delicious sweet mango dipping sauce.
It’s perfect for fish, chicken and even veggies – so you can switch up your protein selection or make it vegetarian-friendly.
With just a few simple ingredients like mango puree, garlic, soy sauce and honey, you can whip up an amazing dip that everyone will love.
Pro Tip: If you’re feeling adventurous, add in some diced jalapenos for a touch of heat!
Blue cheese is usually a hit or miss with people.
It’s creamy, it’s tangy and it pairs perfectly with any kind of chips or vegetables.
It would be great for a fondue night or if you’re just looking to add some flavor to your dinner party.
Pro Tip: For an even creamier texture, try adding some sour cream or Greek yogurt to the mix!
Not too many people think of making a peppercorn sauce for their next fondue, but it’s worth giving a try.
This creamy and flavorful sauce goes perfectly with your favorite meats or veggies on the fondue platter.
You can also serve this as an accompaniment to steak, pork chops, or roasted chicken.
The combination of cream, Dijon mustard and black peppercorns make for an incredibly delicious sauce that you’ll want to keep around in the fridge.
Pro Tip: If you want to take it up a notch, add some red pepper flakes for extra heat!
Chinese Hot Mustard Dipping Sauce is a classic condiment that pairs perfectly with fondue. It’s not too spicy, but will definitely give your food an extra kick!
The sauce is made with just a few ingredients—vegetable oil, white vinegar, sugar, garlic powder and Chinese hot mustard.
Simply mix them together in a bowl and you’re good to go.
Serve it on the side of your fondue pot for everyone to dip their favorite dippers into—breads, pretzels, vegetables, or even meats like steak and chicken strips.
Pro Tip: If you want to add some depth to the flavor of this sauce, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper when mixing it together!
This collection wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Vietnamese dipping sauce, Nuoc Cham.
It is the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors.
The key ingredients are fish sauce, garlic, sugar, lime juice, vinegar, and chilies.
This pairing is essential with any grilled meats or seafood dishes.
You can also use this over steamed or boiled vegetables as well as in salads or as a marinade for tofu and tempeh.
Pro Tip: If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand to make Nuoc Cham from scratch, you can always buy it pre-made at your local Asian grocery store!
This Brazilian Chimichurri sauce is a perfect accompaniment to any fondue.
It’s got the perfect balance of bright and herbaceous flavor, with just a touch of heat from the red chili peppers.
It’s easy to make too, all you have to do is add all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until it’s smooth.
Once you’ve got your sauce ready, dip in with some fresh veggies and bread for a truly delicious snack.
Pro Tip: To really make this recipe pop, use freshly squeezed lime juice instead of vinegar!
10. Béarnaise Sauce
I’m sure we can all agree that Béarnaise sauce is one of the best sauces out there.
It’s a classic French sauce made from butter, white wine vinegar, shallots, tarragon, and egg yolks.
This luxurious combination adds a subtle yet unmistakable flavor to anything you dip in it.
From steak to vegetables and even seafood, Béarnaise sauce can elevate any dish with its rich flavors.
Pro Tip: Use a blender or food processor when making the sauce – it’ll help ensure that all of the ingredients are evenly distributed and properly emulsified!
Family-friendly, sweet and savory, this honey mustard dip is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
It’s super easy to make and you likely already have all the necessary ingredients in your pantry – dijon mustard, mayonnaise, honey, garlic powder, and some salt & pepper.
Just mix everything together into a creamy sauce that tastes great with vegetables or chips!
Pro Tip: To keep it low-calorie swap out the mayo for Greek yogurt.
This Cowboy Butter Dipping Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to your next gathering.
It’s made with a combination of butter, lemon, garlic and herbs that give it an amazing flavor.
The cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes add a little kick of heat too. Just mix all the ingredients together and let them melt into one delicious sauce – you won’t be disappointed!
Pro Tip: Serve this sauce with some crusty bread for dipping or drizzled over roasted vegetables.
13. Hollandaise Dip
This sauce is creamy, buttery and has a kick of spice that’ll keep your guests coming back for more.
All you need is 4 large egg yolks, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, cayenne pepper, and freshly ground black pepper (and of course some butter!).
Just melt the butter in a double boiler and whisk in all the ingredients until it thickens up.
Serve with breads or veggies – it’s delicious!
Pro Tip: Make sure that the butter is cooled before adding it to the mix – if not, you could end up with scrambled eggs instead of a creamy sauce.
14. Curry Aioli
I’m a total curry lover, so I’m all about this curry aioli recipe!
Not only is it an excellent dipping sauce for fondue, but it can also be used as a condiment on sandwiches and burgers.
All you need to do is mix together the garlic clove, lemon juice, mayonnaise, pepper, curry powder, and salt – easy peasy!
And don’t forget to adjust the amount of spices depending on your taste preference.
Pro Tip: If you want to add another layer of flavor to your sauce, try adding some minced cilantro or parsley.
This sauce is incredibly easy to make and combines popular spices like coriander, garlic, ginger and chili pepper with yellow onions, tomatoes, and more.
All of these ingredients are cooked in oil until they are fragrant and combined into a flavorful curry sauce that will give your next gathering an extra kick!
Pro Tip: To take it up a notch, add some fresh cilantro leaves before serving.
16. Cocktail Sauce
Easy, delicious, and perfect for seafood lovers: cocktail sauce.
With just a few ingredients, you can make this delicious dipping sauce to serve at your dipping party.
All you need is organic ketchup, prepared horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and salt/pepper to taste – that’s it!
Serve it up with some fried shrimp or fish sticks and watch the crowd go wild.
Pro Tip: For an extra zesty kick, add in some hot sauce or diced jalapeños.
You can’t go wrong with this Mexican-inspired sauce.
It’s creamy and tangy, with just the right amount of heat.
Not to mention, it’s super easy and quick to make.
You can serve this delicious guacamole with chips or veggies for dipping in fondue.
Or you could even use it as a topping on tacos, enchiladas or nachos!
Pro Tip: To give your guacamole an extra kick of flavor, add diced tomatoes and finely chopped cilantro.
17 Best Fondue Sauce Collection
- Thai Peanut Sauce
- Soy Ginger Sauce
- Apricot Dijon Dipping Sauce
- Sweet Mango Dipping Sauce
- Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
- Peppercorn Sauce
- Chinese Hot Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Traditional Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)
- Brazilian Chimichurri
- Béarnaise Sauce
- Honey Mustard Dip
- Cowboy Butter Dipping Sauce
- Hollandaise Dip
- Curry Aioli
- Indian Curry Sauce (Onion Tomato Bhuna Masala)
- Cocktail Sauce
- Choose your favorite sauce from this collection.
- Prepare all of the required ingredients.
- Make your sauce in no time!