Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or bringing a dish to a potluck, here’s a quick and easy starter that will score a culinary touchdown. (How can you miss with beer and cheese?)

All of the ingredients should be available at your local natural and organic food store.

Enjoy the game—and stay sane!

First Down Fondue

Makes 8 servings

2 cups (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 cups (12 ounces) colby-jack cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Dippers: Assorted breadsticks, bell pepper pieces, sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes

  1. Toss cheeses with cornstarch in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Pour beer into fondue pot; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; add cheese mixture.
  3. Cook 2 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Stir in hot sauce.
  4. Keep fondue over low heat. Dip breadsticks and vegetables into fondue.

Book Pick of the Day: Let’s Fondue

Recipe courtesy of Sargento Foods Inc.