5 Great Cheesy Recipes

5 Great Cheesy Recipes

The word “cheesy” is often used in a negative way, and it makes me sad, I must tell you. Many of the best foods in the world might be described with that adjective.

Let’s redeem cheesy. Writer Clifton Fadiman put it well: “Cheese—milk’s leap towards immortality.”

Even the names roll deliciously off the tongue. Taleggio, fontina, mozzarella, Gruyère, Brie, Camembert, chèvre, gorgonzola, parmesan, muenster . . . well, maybe not muenster. And the sheer versatility! Melty or crumbly, creamy or firm, fresh or aged, delicate or sharp, made from the milk of sheep or cows or goats, or a combination . . . each cheese has a personality all its own, and every kind has its array of perfect complimentary pairings.

And without further ado, here are 5 cheesy recipes (ok, 6 – I know you’re eyeing that photo of the queso).


Cheese Beer Dip with Hot Pretzels

Cheese Beer Dip with Hot Pretzels / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Cheese and beer and hot pretzels in one snack? There are some definite perks to being an adult. The dip is fine for kids, though, as the alcohol burns off during cooking—but you do want to taste the flavor of the beer, so pick a lager that you like, with some presence.

Click here for the recipe.


Grilled Cheese with Apple Jam

Grilled Cheese with Apple Jam / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Grilled cheese for breakfast? Why not! In the immortal words of Pink, “just give me a reason.”

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Macaroni and Cheese

Stovetop Macaroni and Four Cheeses / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

I keep changing up the cheese in this dish, depending on what I have on hand, and so my mac and cheese never tastes the same twice, which I find to be part of the thrill. My lovely dish washing husband, however, has been known to look sadly at the last few globs on the plates and say wistfully, “Well, we’ll never eat that again,” already mourning the delicious combination of cheeses that has come and gone.

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Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

A comfort food gets even more comforting. Who knew that was possible?

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Bistro Salad with Warm Goat Cheese

Bistro Salad with Warm Goat Cheese / Katie Workman themom100.com

When I go to a bistro, I always want that classic bistro salad to start—piles of somewhat bitter lettuce, chunky lardons of crisp (but not too crisp) bacon, a vinegary vinaigrette, and a generous amount of goat cheese, perhaps slathered on a toasted piece of baguette. And perhaps a poached egg on top, the velvety yolk running in the nooks and crannies of the lettuce, the rich fattiness becoming one with the vinegary dressing.

Click here for the recipe.

Many of the best foods in the world might be described as cheesy. Here are 5 Great Cheesy Recipes to inspire your next meal.

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