Delicious Cheesy Dishes
“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” – Avery Aames
While you may have read that quote and laughed, cheese lovers definitely agree with it. And with so many varieties from cheddar to gouda to Roquefort to parmesan, you’ll never get bored trying all the different flavors available to you. Of course, if you love to get in the kitchen and cook, you’re probably always on the hunt for great recipes that showcase cheese – and here are a few to add to your menu.
- Gnocchi Mac and Cheese: This recipe combines all of the goodness of Italian gnocchi with a delicious cheese sauce to create a dish that may be the ultimate comfort food. It’s an elevated mac and cheese that you’d be proud to serve anyone who stops by for dinner. And with fontina, parmesan, and white cheddar – it’s definitely not lacking cheese.
- Cheese Enchiladas: If you want a fast and easy dish that’s going to satisfy your craving for Mexican food and cheese, then look no further than these cheese enchiladas. They’re really simple – even for a weeknight meal – and if you haven’t tried cotija cheese, this recipe will have you purchasing it regularly.
- Pimento Cheese: Pimento cheese spread is a Southern classic and one you can certainly make at home. It comes together quickly and can be used as a spread for crackers, as a dip for veggies, or even spread on sandwiches! (If you haven’t tried a pimento cheese sandwich grilled – you’re missing out!)
- Adjaruli Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread): If you ever have the chance to travel to Georgia – the country, not the state – you’ll see this Georgian cheese bread on the menus of a lot of restaurants. It’s warm and delicious and cheesy. It’s almost like a pizza without the marinara! The feta and cheddar are a great combination, and it’s worth making at home.
- Fig, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Pizza with Balsamic Caramelized Onions: Pizza is always good, but this one has some unique flavors that make it stand out. The cheese is still the star of the show, but when combined with figs, bacon, and caramelized onions, you have a pizza that no one will forget. And if you don’t have time to make homemade dough – just pick up your favorite at the grocery store or ask your favorite pizza place if they’ll sell you theirs.
- Authentic Canadian Poutine: You’ve probably heard of poutine, and when you see it on a menu, you probably order it – because it’s insanely delicious, but you can also make it at home. And, while this recipe says you can substitute in chunks of mozzarella for the cheese curds – do everything in your power to find cheese curds. They make the dish!
- Potatoes Au Gratin: If you need a potato recipe that’s full of cheese, then potatoes au gratin are for you. It’s perfect with a lot of different proteins, and with its thinly sliced potatoes, it makes for a beautiful dish. You could even make this a meal in itself with the addition of some chopped up ham or chicken chunks.
- Cheddar Beer Bread: There are many different types of bread you can make, but by far, the easiest is a quick bread that doesn’t require the use of yeast. This cheddar beer bread is one such quick bread, and it’s chocked full of flavor from your favorite beer and a good cheddar.
- Egg and Cheese Soufflé: Soufflés sound fancy and complicated, but once you make one, you’ll wonder why you never tried to make one before. This one uses Comté, a semi-hard unpasteurized cow’s milk cheese, but you’ll find that lots of different cheeses could be substituted.
When it comes to cooking with cheese, there are so many different recipes available to you that you could probably prepare a different dish each night for the rest of your life. So, maybe give one of these a try – or share one of your favorites and get cooking with cheese!