A big plate of nachos offers a delicious excuse to maximize your cheese consumption. Though this version doesn’t include the usual toppings, it tastes just as good. Try layering the tortilla chips with shredded rotisserie chicken, barbecue sauce, and sharp cheddar cheese—you might never go back to the old standby.
This crowd-pleasing casserole is baked rather than fried, but that doesn’t mean there’s any less cheese. You’ll find gooey, bubbling mozzarella and Parmesan between each layer of eggplant and marinara sauce. Finish the dish with panko breadcrumbs before baking to create a crunchy, golden-brown crust.
Stuff 6-inch corn tortillas with black beans and cheddar, roll, and then fry, seam-side down, until crisp for a cheesy, satisfying snack or meal. If you simply can’t get enough of the good stuff (and who could blame you?), top the taquitos with another layer of melted cheddar cheese.
When a craving strikes, grilled cheese is an obvious go-to meal. What may not be so obvious is this unusual, but oh-so-delicious combination of fig (or currant) jam, cheddar, pear, and bacon all sandwiched between two slices of white bread. It’s salty, sweet, and—of course—cheesy.
If you’re convinced there’s no way to elevate everyone’s favorite starchy side, let this decadent dish prove you wrong. Simply mash russet potatoes with an entire stick of butter and whole milk until the desired consistency, and then fold in pungent blue cheese and six slices of chopped bacon.
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner—this cheesy Mexican dish is delicious any time of the day or night. Cheddar cheese is sandwiched between two tortillas and broiled until the cheese is gooey and melted. As if that’s not enough, the quesadilla is then topped with a fried egg, salsa verde, and a dash of hot sauce.
A hot dog topped with macaroni and cheese? This is the meal your kids’ dreams are made of. Win “parent of the year” (if only for a night) by tossing together breadcrumbs, parsley, oil, and seasonings, and baking until golden brown. Then, place a cooked hot dog in each bun and, dividing evenly, top with prepared mac and cheese and the breadcrumbs.
Who says pancakes can’t be just as cheesy as your favorite omelet? Mix things up at breakfast by adding coarsely chopped country ham and a handful of grated Gruyere, Swiss, or cheddar cheese to the batter. For an extra boost of flavor, serve the pancakes sprinkled with fresh dill sprigs.
This classic comfort food turns into a meal when roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and tomatoes are added to the pasta and cheese mixture. If you’re not a fan of broccoli or cauliflower and would prefer a different variety of vegetables, sub in roasted winter squash and red onion instead.
Why serve tacos when you can present these indulgent enchiladas instead? Shredded chicken, corn, and Muenster cheese are tossed with a homemade salsa verde, tucked into 6-inch flour tortillas, then rolled and placed, seam-side down, in a rectangular baking dish. The whole thing is then topped with the remaining sauce and cheese and baked until bubbly and brown.
With layers of pureed butternut squash, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, and noodles, this may not look like your average lasagna but it’s just as cheesy. The big bonus? It all comes together with the help of your slow cooker, so you can assemble the whole thing before you leave for work and serve dinner as soon as you walk through the door.
This gratin, a dish that’s typically mixed with heavy cream and then topped with cheese and breadcrumbs before baking under a broiler, is the ultimate indulgence. Cheesed-filled ravioli is stirred with heavy cream and pesto, topped with breadcrumbs and Parmesan, and then baked until golden brown and bubbling.
Meaty, cheesy, and supremely tasty, this baked ziti is pre-portioned into four individual ramekins. If you’re serving a crowd, this party-perfect dish can also be made in a 9-by-13 baking dish. Save time by prepping the whole thing ahead of time, and then refrigerating the unbaked dish for up to two days—just add 10 minutes to the baking time.
Just when you thought nothing could possibly top your beloved spinach and artichoke dip, this decadent pasta recipe comes along. What’s even better? With just five ingredients (including shortcut foods like canned artichoke hearts and frozen spinach), this comforting casserole comes together in fewer than 30 minutes.