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Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

Check out this array of delicious recipes with the much-loved ingredient — cheese!

By Today's Parent staff
Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

Ode to cheese

Delicious on its own or in pretty much everything, cheese is that versatile food we all know and love. We've compiled our favourite cheese recipes as an homage to its deliciousness. Bon appetit!

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: MKucova/iStockphoto

Baked Cheese Omelette

Make this on the fly as a delicious and simple meal. Breakfast for dinner is always a hit.

Get the recipe here: Baked Cheese Omelette

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: stacey_newman/iStockphoto

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Black Bean Tomato Soup With Cheese Balls

This hearty soup would make a great appetizer for any Mexican-themed meal, or a main course in its own right with some garlic bread on the side, a taco salad or any kind of stir-fry dish.

Get the recipe here: Black Bean Tomato Soup with Cheese Balls

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

Tomato Mac and Cheese

This classic dish (with a twist!) is great for batch cooking — simply freeze it and warm it up later.

Get the recipe here: Tomato Mac and Cheese

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: Jim Norton

Easy Peasy Cheesy Quesadillas

This gooey, good-for-you main dish is quick to cook on your BBQ or stovetop.

Get the recipe here: Easy Peasy Cheesy Quesadillas

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: drmiggy/Flickr

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Cheese Strata

This is a great recipe for using up odds and ends — stale bread, odd bits of cheese, leftover veggies. A hearty, cheesy, one-pot meal the whole family will love.

Get the recipe here: Cheese Strata

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: annieseats/Flickr

Carb-loading Cottage Cheese Broccoli Noodles

Kids will love the fun bow tie-shaped pasta (and, fingers crossed, the broccoli too!).

Get the recipe here: Carb-loading Cottage Cheese Broccoli Noodles

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: Flickr

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

The cherished breakfast and lunch classic gets a nutritious makeover with the simple addition of sliced fruit.

Get the recipe here: Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everJodi Pudge

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Creamy Cheddar and Apple Bites

These cute, unusual little bites are sure to please any cheese lover (young or old!).

Get the recipe here: Creamy Cheddar and Apple Bites

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

Simple Scalloped Potatoes

This recipe calls for Swiss, but use whatever kind of cheese you want — a perfect opportunity to use all your cheesy odds and ends.

Get the recipe here: Simple Scalloped Potatoes

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: LauriPatterson/iStockphoto

Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

Try this cherry sauce in other dishes, as well — it's perfect on pancakes, waffles and ice cream.

Get the recipe here: Mini Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: Jodi Pudge

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Tuna Melt Pizzas

Give your dialing finger a break, and call up this quick and easy recipe for Friday night. Don’t forget to give yourself a high-five for being so awesome in the kitchen.

Get the recipe here: Tuna Melt Pizzas

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

Quick Grilled Pizza Margherita

Getting the kids to agree on pizza toppings is always a battle. This classic recipe can be prepared and cooked in under half an hour. Plus, it gives you all the taste with none of the fuss. Besides, who doesn't love pizza?

Get the recipe here: Quick Grilled Pizza Margherita

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

Cowboy Potatoes

Kids got the munchies? A plate of these munchie-killers is guaranteed to keep them satisfied until dinnertime.

Get the recipe here: Cowboy Potatoes


Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everphoto: bkajino/Flickr

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Tortilla Pie

It's a combination of pie, pizza and lasagna with a Mexican twist: How could anyone resist?

Get the recipe here: Tortilla Pie

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Quick Chicken Parmigiana

This chicken parmesan has all of the flavour without the nutritional woes! Baked and not breaded (or fried), this chicken breast will cook in a flash while you put together a colourful salad or vegetable dish for a well-rounded meal. 

Get the recipe here: Quick Chicken Parmigiana

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

Chicken Cannelloni

This is the most brilliantly easy cannelloni recipe imaginable. Also disgustingly fun to make.

For a cheesy vegetarian option, combine a tub of ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, spinach, salt and pepper and stuff into the shells. (Same baking times apply.)

Get the recipe here: Chicken Cannelloni

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: LauriPatterson/iStockphoto

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Charleston Grilled Cheese

Straight from Toronto hot spot Cheesewerks' menu.

Get the recipe here: Charleston Grilled Cheese

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: Cheesewerks

Ultimate Cheese Plate

Impress your guests with this awesome spread. Kids will love all the delicious options.

Get the recipe here: Ultimate Cheese Plate

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Spanish Chorizo Fritatta

The Spanish call it "tortilla," not to be confused with the crispy chips of the same name, which we Canadians like to dunk in salsa. To save time, make this dish ahead and warm in the oven, or simply serve at room temperature.

Get the recipe here: Spanish Chorizo Fritatta

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

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Tex-Mex Gazpacho

Black beans and corn give this version of gazpacho a southwestern twist. Serve with a platter of tortilla roll-ups or sandwich wraps to make it a more substantial meal.

Get the recipe here: Tex-Mex Gazpacho

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everphoto: HarlanH/Flickr

Chicken, Brown Rice and Black Bean Burritos

A seriously delicious and speedy meal. Use whatever leftover chicken you have, and dinner's done in a flash.

Get the recipe here: Chicken, Brown Rice and Black Bean Burritos

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

If you're short on time (and who isn't?), make this cheesy, delicious recipe a day ahead and reheat just before serving.

Get the recipe here: Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: iStockphoto

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Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake may be more labour-intensive than other cakes, but it's always worth the effort, right? Kids can help make this delicious cake, too. They'll love stirring the ingredients together and spreading the blueberry topping on top.

Get the recipe here: Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes everPhoto: dabbisch/Flickr

More great recipes!

Cheese, please: Best cheese recipes ever
This article was originally published on Nov 22, 2012

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