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30 super-cheesy recipes

Get more cheese into your life with this ooey-gooey guide to our best cheesy recipes.

By Amy Valm

30 super-cheesy recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Cheesy Camp Burgers

But this photo doesn’t look super cheesy, you’re probably thinking. Oh, just wait until you sink your teeth into it. That beef patty is stuffed with a Babybel. Yeah, that happened. Get the recipe: Cheesy Camp Burgers

juicy cheese burger with chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

Stuffed with a blend of two cheeses, sweet peppers and then topped with more cheese, chicken breasts have never had it so good. Get the recipe: Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

baking pan with sweet potatoes and chicken breastPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Dip

Cream cheese is the base of this three-ingredient dip that’s perfect for after-school munching or party snacking. Get the recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Dip

chips and veggies with red pepper dip

Broccoli Cheddar Tots

Adorable and totally portable, these cheesy bites are everything you’ve ever wanted from an appetizer or snack. They’re fun lunchbox companions, too. Get the recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Tots

mini loaves with broccoli and cheddar cheesePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Tomato Mac and Cheese

A tomato-filled creamy mac and chee is about as comforting as it gets. We love a good casserole, particularly when it’s brimming with chedda. Get the recipe: Tomato Mac and Cheese

Casserole dish with tomato-filled creamy macaroni and cheese with a crunchy baked topPhoto: Jim Norton

One-Pot Mac and Cheese

You won’t believe how simple this creamy mac and cheese is to pull together. It’s basically as easy as the boxed kind, but way more gourmet (there’s marscapone and old cheddar in all up in there!). Get the recipe: One-Pot Mac and Cheese

pot of creamy macaroni and cheesePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Be prepared for a feeding frenzy—this ooey gooey garlic bread is the best. Get the recipe: Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

close-up of cheesy garlic pull-apart breadPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chili Mac

Chili + mac and cheese = WHY didn’t you think of this before?! Trust us when we tell you: One taste and this dish will earn its place in your regular meal rotation. Get the recipe: Chili Mac

cheesy pasta with beef and beansPhoto: Erik Putz

Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

Strata is a warm, casserole-style breakfast that can be made ahead and popped in the oven once the coffee is on. This yummy one is made with toasted croissants, sausage and plenty of cheese (like, so much cheese). Get the recipe: Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

casserole dish of holiday strataPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

Delicious hot, warm or at room temperature, serve leftovers between toasted bread to make a western omelette sandwich. Sprinkle extra cheese on top for good measure. Get the recipe: Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

frying pan with baked frittata in itPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Cheese and Apple Crumpet French Toast

French toast gets a savoury makeover in this breakfast-for-dinner recipe. Crumpets soak in an egg bath and then get topped with melted cheddar. Get the recipe: Cheese and Apple Crumpet French Toast

A plate full of crumpets with sauce on them next to a salad with peachesPhoto: Erik Putz

Cheese Stuffed Giant Shells

Put your big kid to work spooning the cheesy filling into these giant stuffed shells. When the baking is done, let her garnish with fresh basil. Get the recipe: Cheese Stuffed Giant Shells

casserole dish of stuffed pasta shellsPhoto: Erik Putz

Mashed Potato Casserole

Not much beats mashed potatoes—except a cheesy mashed potato casserole studded with golden breadcrumbs. There’s half a brick of cream cheese melted right inside those steamy taters. Get the recipe: Mashed Potato Casserole

casserole full of mashed potatoes with bread crumbsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Supper Nachos

The cheesy nachos we all know and love go from snack to legit meal thanks to ground turkey and beans. Bring on the stretchy pants! Get the recipe: Supper Nachos

hand grabbing at cheesy nachosPhoto: Erik Putz

Ravioli Lasagna

Nothing says cheese please like a plate of lasagna. This updated version is made in the slow-cooker and is basically effortless to prep. Get the recipe: Ravioli Lasagna

bowl of ravioli with cheese and tomatoesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Mushroom Quesadilla

Melty cheese and perfectly sauteed mushrooms squished between a soft flour tortilla? Hello, Meatless Monday! Get the recipe: Mushroom Quesadilla

Cheesy quesadillas on white boardPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chicken Enchiladas

These irresistible enchiladas come together in just 40 minutes and will surely become a go-to weeknight meal. Monterey Jack cheese gives a bit of extra zip. Get the recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

roasting pan with rolled up chicken enchiladasPhoto: Erik Putz

Easy Braised Beef Lasagna

This lasagna is all about showcasing a homemade ragout, but you could also slip in a layer of cooked spinach or sautéed vegetables. Get the recipe: Easy Braised Beef Lasagna

Le Creuset baking dish with lasagnaPhoto: Maya Visnyea

Crustless Quiche

Perfect for brunch or dinner, this crustless quiche is a great way to sneak in some veggies—and an even better way to eat a lot of gooey, melty cheese. Get the recipe: Crustless Quiche

A quiche with broccoli in a pan next to forksPhoto: Erik Putz

Hockey Rink Three-Cheese Pizza

Goal! Mascarpone, Parmesan and mozzarella make a deliciously melty “ice rink” in this breakaway of a pizza. Get the recipe: Hockey Rink Three-Cheese Pizza

pan of homemade pizzaPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

A cherished breakfast and lunch classic gets a makeover with the simple addition of sliced fruit. Plus brie, you guys. Brie can do no wrong. Get the recipe: Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese sandwich with pear and briePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Eggplant Parmesan Rolls

Oh, that? That’s just ricotta and mozzarella snuggled up inside slices of eggplant. This speedy spin on the classic is great for vegetarian and gluten-free eaters (use gluten-free panko or skip it). Get the recipe: Eggplant Parmesan Rolls

plate of eggplant parm with green beansPhoto: Erik Putz

Mummy Pizza Grilled Cheese

Stuffed and topped with tomato and gooey cheese, then finished with soulless olive eyes, this is one yummy mummy. Why wait for Halloween to make supper spooky? Get the recipe: Mummy Pizza Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese with olives and tomato saucePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheeseburger Meatloaf

They were meant to be! Two classic meals, one easy meatloaf. Get the recipe: Cheeseburger Meatloaf

plate of meatloaf with broccoli saladPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Lasagna Soup

Enjoy all the lasagna flavour you love in far less time with this tasty deconstructed version! The stringly, melty mozzarella on top is A+. Get the recipe: Lasagna Soup

bowl of soup with meatballsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Calzones with Turkey Kielbasa

Stuff those hand-pies good—there are no rules when it comes to mozzarella! Get the recipe: Calzones with Turkey Kielbasa

filling a calzone with cheese and veggiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Easy Caprese Orzo Risotto

The teeny rice-shaped pasta in this yummy orzo risotto is fun and all, but the bite-sized balls of bocconcini kind of steal the show. Get the recipe: Easy Caprese Orzo Risotto

pan of homemade orzo risotto with basilPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

Broccoli and cheddar, best friends forever. This soup feels a little lighter with milk instead of heavy cream. Get the recipe: Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

pot of broccoli soup on a stovetopPhoto: Erik Putz

Kitchen Sink Cheese Omelette

The genius of an omelette: It works with virtually any leftover (read: forgotten, wilted) veggies hiding in the fridge and any odd hunks of cheese in the drawer (just slice off the mold spots, we don’t judge). Get the recipe: Kitchen Sink Cheese Omelette

skilled with omelette with cheese and veggiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce

Your kids will love this cheesy potato gnocchi—you’ll love the added broccoli. Get the recipe: Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce

plate of gnocchi with ham and broccoli in a cream saucePhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Nov 12, 2018

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