Let’s be real – cheese is the best food ever. Yes, even better than bacon. Grilled cheese sandwiches and instant mac & cheese got you through childhood and college, and it’ll get you through the rest of life because you just can’t go wrong with cheese. Here are a few recipes that every cheese lover should try, because cheese is bae. Who needs love when you have hot, melty, stringy goodness in and around your mouth?

1. Crispy, Chewy, Gluten Free Cheese Bread

Photo by Alina Polishuk

These buns of deliciousness are best served with a good ol’ mug of Brazilian coffee.

2. The Lazy Egg & Cheese Bread Bowl

Photo by Elyse Belarge

This beats Panera’a bread bowl any day.

3. Ram-N-Cheese

Photo by Caroline Liu

A college kid’s two dining stables combined. Sheer perfection.

4. The Ultimate French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

Photo by Amanda Shulman

This grilled cheese French onion soup hybrid beats both of the originals.

5. Veggie & Ham Quiche in a Mug

Easy breakfast idea for mornings when you can barely get out of bed.

6. Real Mac ‘n’ Cheese in a Mug

Photo by Alex Weiner

You’ll never need Easy Mac again.

7. Cheese-Encrusted Grilled Cheese


Photo by Kylie Kinder

How do you amp up your grilled cheese? Wrap it in more cheese.

8. Cheese Straws

Photo by Christina Cala

Like Cheez-Its for sophisticated adults.

9. Bacon And Cheese Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Photo by Carrie Eager

Amp up your breakfast game while getting rid of leftovers. 2 in 1.

10. Caprese Grilled Cheese

Photo by Gabby Phi

This is what adults eat.

11. Gluten Free Burrata Jalapeño Poppers

Photo by FoodBeast

Burratta. That is all.

12. Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese

Photo by Gabby Phi

Who can go wrong with a little guac and bacon?

13. Bacon Mashed Potato Cheese Bombs

Photo by Amy Erikson

These oozing balls of cheese, bacon, and mashed potatoes will make your heart stop beating (like, literally).

14. Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese

Photo By Emily Bloch

Somewhat savory, somewhat sweet. All parts delectable.

15. Cheese Fondue

Photo by Parisa Soraya

You can dunk anything in this cheese fondue and make it better (bread, tomatoes, mushrooms, and even ramen).

16. Puff Pastry Wrapped Baked Brie

Photo by Alison Weissbrot

Pop it in the oven and grab some crackers for this perfect party snack.

17. Rotini Bake

Photo by Sophie Maschinot

Carbs on carbs on cheese. Any girl’s dream.

18. Three Egg Omelet

Photo by Sophie Maschinot

An easy and healthy kickstart to your day.

 19. Apple, Goat Cheese and Honey Quesadilla

By Danny Schuleman

Look at the honey oozing off the plate. Yes.

20. Pizza Mac and Cheese

Photo by Tiare Brown

If you’re not sure whether you’re craving pizza or macaroni and cheese, compromise by making this heaven in a bowl.

21. Bacon and Leek Quiche

Photo by Veronique Huynh

Overachievers, you can even make your own pie crust.

22. Grilled Macaroni and Cheese

Photo by Lauren Thiersch

Take your grilled cheese up a notch by stuffing it with extra cheese… and pasta.

23. Fried Cheese Sandwich with Garlicky Herb and Lemon Mayo

Photo by Heather Harris

Savory, crunchy, decadent comfort food all from the comfort of your dorm.

24. Loaded Potato Soup

Photo by Christine Chen

This creamy, savory soup is perfect for all you cheese lovers.

25. Sweet Grilled Cheese

Photo by Lucy Rubin

Cheese + chocolate is a match made in heaven.

26. Copycat Crunchwrap Supreme

Photo by Holly Lofthouse

Healthier Taco Bell, and just as easy.

27. Salad In A Jar

Add some cheese – or lots. Or just eat cheese out of a jar. That’s probably the best solution.

28. Tomato, Onion and Arugula Sandwich

Photo by Kirby Barth

Look at all that color and those grooves on the bread. Mmmmmm.

29. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Photo by Samantha Cheng

You can eat cheese for dessert, too.

30. Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup

Photo by Elyse Belarge

Childhood favorite meets classy adult dining.

31. Cannolis

Photo by Haley Durham

Have no fear – cannolis can be made from dorm room kitchens with just 6 simple ingredients. Yasss.

32. Parmesan Ramen

Photo by Meredith Marcus

Ramen is my favorite type of men.

33. Bacon Cheese Scones

Photo by Mira Nguyen

Meet the savory side of the pastry: the cheese scone.

34. The Best Mac and Cheese You’ve Ever Had

Photo by Amanda Shulman

Look at that stretchy cheese and those golden brown, cheese-encrusted noodles. Dayum.

35. Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Risotto

Photo by Vedika Luthra

Did I mention that this was a one-pot recipe?

36. Huevos Rancheros

Photo by Gabby Phi

A quick, easy brunch idea. Class it up with some fine silverware.

37. Cheddar Broccoli Ramen

By Caitlin Wolper

2-ingredient and just as easy as ramen.

38. South American Cheese Wontons

Photo by Aurelie Corinthios

Wontons? More like, “I want a ton of these.”

39. Potato Chip Grilled Cheese

Photo by Kirby Barth

Your inner child lives on. Make it with Kraft Singles for bonus points.

40. Burrito Bowl

By Kirby Barth

Don’t skip the cheese.

41. Ruby Wrap

By Kirby Barth

Portable, easy to eat wraps get better with cheese.

42. Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese

Photos by Tess Wei

This party dip turns into a party in your mouth in this sandwich.

43. Shrimp Nachos

Photo by Katherine Richter

Shrimp is the secret ingredient to the best nachos ever.

 44. The Pizza-nini

Photo by Tarika Narain

A single serving of pizza deliciousness for when you’re too lazy to leave your dorm.

45. Sweet Potato and Brie Empanadas

Photo by Julia McKellar

Stuff ’em in your face until you’ve got empa-NADA.

46. Red Pepper and Pesto Grilled Cheese

Photo by Libby Perold

Step it up with a lil’ sriracha mayo.

47. Goat Cheese & Arugula Pesto Pizza

Photo by Marci Green

Arugula isn’t just for salad anymore.

48.  Chili Mac

Photo by Dan Torres

Serve up your mac with a Tex Mex twist.

49. Cheesy Jalapeño Bread in a Rice Cooker

Photo by Abby Wang

Rice cookers aren’t just for rice anymore. This recipe is getting jalapeño business (in a good way).

50. Pizza Rolls

Photo by Benjamin Martin

If you’re feeling lazy, you can also make these in big batches and freeze ’em, then microwave them late night. Can you say drunchie?

51. Egg, Bacon, Cheese and Avocado Brunch Ring

It’s better than any wedding ring.

52. Cream Cheese French Toast with “Caramelized” Bananas

Photo by Irene Kim

Basically Bananas Foster, but easier and cheaper.

53. Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese and Rosemary

Photo by Maya Krasnow

Feel free to swap out the ingredients to make it suitable for vegetarians or bacon lovers.

54. Cheesy Broccoli Spaghetti Squash Boats

Photo by Shruti Thundiyil

A healthier mac & cheese alternative.

55. 5-Ingredient Baked Pizza Dip

Photo by Kelly Logan

A new take on ‘zza.

56. Garlic and Herb Cheese Bombs

Photo by Natalie Choy

Surprise guests with with your magnificent, newly-acquired cooking skills and make them wonder how you made this deliciousness (Hint: it’s mostly the cheese hidden in the bread and pre-made biscuits).

57. Homemade Cheese

Photo by Stephanie DeVaux

What better way to eat cheese than by itself? For all the vegans out there, you can make this cheese with whatever type of milk you choose (though cow’s milk is strongly recommended).