Simple Raclette Dinner

Raclette dinners are the perfect prescription for the ailing dinner party. A leisurely meal of melted, bubbly cheese and hot, cooked-to-order meats and vegetables will ensure a good time is had by all.
Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • 1-2 pounds small potatoes boiled in their jackets and drained
  • 1 pound sliced deli ham or smoked cocktail sausages or franks
  • 1 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli salami
  • 1 cup each halved mushrooms sliced onions, black and/or green olives, dill pickles or cornichons, green pepper strips, and peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 baguette or other loaf of hearty bread sliced
  • 1-2 pounds assorted cheeses


  1. Heat the raclette grill while laying out the meats, vegetables and bread on platters.
  2. Pre-slice the cheese, or arrange it on a cutting board with a cheese plane.
  3. Allow guests to cook their choice of meats and vegetables on the raclette top while melting cheese in the tray underneath.
  4. Transfer the hot meats or vegetables to the plates and scrape the melted cheese over them.