Cheese is one of the most versatile and comforting foods. With hundreds of varieties, there are a countless number of flavors and textures to choose from, many of which show up in different cuisines around the world. From salty, crumbly Feta to mild, creamy Brie, there can never be enough cheese.
Here are 15 recipes to go HAM (hard as a motherf*cker) with cheese:
1. Macaroni and Cheese Baked Cheese Balls
Mac and cheese is amazing by itself, but when it’s rolled in breadcrumbs and baked, it gets even better (if that’s even possible).
2. Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
A loaf of bread sliced like a bloomin’ onion and stuffed with cheese and other goodies.
3. Loaded Baked Tater Tot Dip
Feast your eyes on this beauty.
4. Baked Brie with Balsamic Cherries
For a sophisticated twist, pair a wheel of baked brie with cherry preserves and balsamic vinegar. Melty, sweet and tangy, all in one.
5. Cheese Fondue
Fondue is just another name for a CHEESE SAUCE. Serve with bread, crackers or a spoon.
6. Stuffed Cheese Buns
Soft, yeasty buns filled with stringy cheese and brushed with butter. Nom.
7. Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Roasted Red Cherries
Sounds unusual, but the tartness and tanginess of the goat cheese makes the ice cream taste like an exotic form of cheesecake. You can’t beat that.
8. Mascarpone, Nutella and Banana Grilled Cheese
You had me at Nutella. Then there’s the mascarpone for extra creaminess and banana to make it healthy (just go with it).
9. Potatoes Au Gratin
Potatoes + cheese = happy tummy.
10. Avocado Feta Dip
Spice up — or rather, “cheese” up — your guac with some salty feta cheese. One of the tamer recipes on this list, though just as tasty.
11. White Pizza Dip
Tomato sauce-less pizza transformed into a dip? Sign me up!
12. Loaded Hasselback Potatoes
Take a baked potato, slice it thinly and stuff each cut with a slice of cheddar. I know, I can’t believe it either.
Poutine is a Canadian dish composed of fried potatoes, cheese curds and gravy. Need I say more?
14. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Add a seasonal twist to your mac and cheese. Who said pumpkin is limited to the fall?
15. Ham and Cheese Waffles
You didn’t think I was going to forget a recipe with ham, did you? (Yes, pun totally intended.) With the ham and cheese folded into the batter, this recipe is the definition of decadence.