There are some 50,000+ recipes on this food site. Not all of them feature cheese. So many lost opportunities, you might say. But those cheeseless choices are not our concern. Today, we reveal our most cherished, cheesiest recipes. These are the ooey, gooey, pull-aparty best of our cheese-powered recipes:
Here's a super-cheesy classic! This cheese-and-wine fondue features melty Gruyere and Swiss with dry white wine and a touch of ground nutmeg. "Outrageously good fondue!" raves Joan. "The quality of the cheese you use really matters, so spring for the good stuff."
Cheesy-cheesy layers of ziti pasta, beefy tomato sauce, sour cream and three kinds of Italian cheese. "So cheesy!" raves Robin Chory Valenti. "DH couldn't stop raving about it. He went back for seconds...then thirds!"
Seasoned chicken breasts are browned in butter and olive oil, topped with homemade guacamole and slices of pepper jack cheese, then broiled.
Can you handle five cheeses? "Here's a savory twist on traditional macaroni and cheese made with multiple cheeses for layers of cheese flavor in every bite," says Kim B.
Mounds of mozzarella! "This is one of my all time favorite meals to make, and it's super easy" says ERINLOVE65. For gatherings I make the whole recipe, for my family I cut it in half."
It's cheesy on the inside, cheesy on the outside! "In my humble opinion, this crispy, crunchy, cheesy masterpiece is the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich," says Chef John. "Make sure you follow some basic rules for this to work properly. Only use airy, nutritionally insignificant white bread. Use a nice sharp cheddar and be sure to use a quality non-stick pan over medium to medium-low heat."
"Oh my gosh, I loved this recipe!" raves Cristina. "It was so creamy and so cheesy. I can't say enough about how much I liked this. I have been looking for a mac and cheese recipe like this."
"One of my favorite local Mexican restaurants serves a dish with shredded chicken, jalapeno cream cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese that is to die for," says baumanns. "I had been experimenting with dishes that contained those two ingredients and came up with this! It is absolutely to die for."
Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, plus ham and hash browns add up to a multi-purpose cheesy casserole. "I mostly use this as a breakfast casserole," says POOBOO, "but it's great anytime. May be served with or without diced ham. Quick and easy to make, not to mention delicious!"
"This is a fantastic version of an Italian classic," says Michelle. "The feta cheese adds a rich flavor that brings this dish to life. Incredibly easy and incredibly delicious!"
"This basically is eggs, on top of cheese, on top of cheese, on top of eggs," says Hammertime. "To add a little extra kick, add a small can of diced chiles or jalapenos into the mix. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and green taco sauce."
This cheesy chili rellenos casserole is super easy to prepare. "Great for a busy week night, and good enough for company," says CLARISSA2.