Skillet Raclette (Melted and Scraped Swiss Cheese) Recipe

Skillet Raclette (Melted and Scraped Swiss Cheese)

Serves 4

Raclette is an Alpine cheese that's traditionally heated next to fire and scraped off in layers onto new potatoes. For our version, we melt slices of raclette in a cast iron skillet and then scoop the bubbling cheese onto plates to eat with a variety of accompaniments.


  • 1 pound small new potatoes, boiled or roasted until tender
  • 8 ounces cornichon pickles
  • 2 crisp apples, sliced
  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1 pound broccoli, blanched
  • 1 pound Raclette cheese, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • Grainy mustard and chutneys to complement the cheese


  1. Arrange accompaniments on a serving platter.
  2. Place one layer of cheese into small, cast-iron skillet or casserole dish. Heat over medium heat until bubbling or bake at 375°F 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Carefully transfer hot skillet to table. Place skillet on trivet and be sure to put a hot pad on handle so no one touches it by mistake.
  4. Use a knife or spatula to scoop out hot cheese onto each plate for your guests. When cheese is gone, heat more.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 690
Fat: 33 g
Saturated Fat: 20 g
Cholesterol: 100 mg
Sodium: 1880 mg
Carbohydrates: 67 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 10 g
Protein: 36 g
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Ratings and Reviews

“I am swiss raclette is very traditional in switzerland i didn’t know that i could melt the cheese in a cast iron pan thanks for the tip and bravo you got it 100 % right potatoes etc can wait to do it thanks”
“We enjoyed this as a simple and satisfying "indoor picnic" after christmas. no special equipment needed, just used our cast iron skillet. added some slices of holiday ham for mini open-face sandwiches alongside, otherwise kept it the same as pictured. very easy and light clean up after the excess of the holiday. may become a post holiday tradition!”

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