Do you often dream of having melted hunks and pounds of melted mozzarella and cheddar? Well, consider yourself love-struck by cheese.
No doubt, cheese is the number one comforting ingredient that satisfies our cravings and soothes the soul. Another great thing about cheese is that it goes perfectly with every other food imaginable. Cheese brings life to everything, whether it’s having a salsa dance-off with chips, cozying up to crackers, or even taking a hammock nap on a savory burger.
So, if you’re celebrating something special tonight or hosting a family dinner, look no further than “cheese,” as there are several delicious cheesy dinner ideas you can try. Let’s get started!
Scalloped Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese
Scalloped potatoes deserve a spot in everyone’s cookbook. Not only are they delicious and pair well with all sorts of vegetables and proteins, but they are also easy to make.
The recipe includes cheddar cheese (or any other cheese you like), flour, milk, and butter. You can also make scalloped potatoes using dairy-free ingredients, such as rice milk, vegan cheese, and vegan margarine, in the same amount as non-dairy ones.
Layer thinly sliced potatoes with cheddar cheese, flour, milk, and butter. Bake until golden and bubbly. You can enjoy it as a main or pair it with other dishes like lemon-herb roasted chicken.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
If you are looking for an authentic cheesy-chicken gem that combines comfort and flavor, look no further! This delicious chicken cordon bleu recipe will satisfy your taste buds.
Preheat your oven to 400°F and grease a casserole dish. Mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese together. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs with water. Take the chicken breasts and layer them with ham and Swiss cheese, then roll them into logs. Dip these logs into the egg mixture and then coat them with the breadcrumb mixture. Brown the coated chicken rolls in a greased skillet, and finally, bake them in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted.
Enjoy every flavorful bite!
The only baked macaroni and cheese recipe you’ll ever need is this simple, tried-and-true version, which calls for three of our favorite cheeses: Cheddar, Gruyère, and Parmesan.
Begin by cooking your favorite pasta until al dente, then set it aside. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and stir in an equal amount of flour to create a roux. Gradually pour in warm milk while whisking, making a smooth béchamel sauce.
Add the sharp cheddar, creamy Gruyère, and tangy Parmesan. Season with a dash of mustard, some nutmeg, salt, and pepper for depth of flavor. Then, transfer the cheese sauce and the cooked pasta into the oven. Bake until golden brown.
Whether it’s a family dinner or a cozy night in, this macaroni and cheese recipe will be the highlight of your meal.
One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta
When it comes to one-pan pasta recipes, the chicken Parmesan pasta is one of our favorites. The best part is that it only needs a few ingredients and is easy to make.
Season your chicken breast pieces in a skillet and cook them until golden brown. In the same skillet, sauté minced garlic and diced onions until fragrant and tender. Pour in crushed tomatoes and chicken broth, allowing the flavors to meld into the sauce. Add the dry pasta directly to the skillet, ensuring it’s submerged in the liquid, and cook until the pasta has absorbed the delicious flavors of the sauce. Next, top the dish with grated Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, letting them melt into an irresistible, gooey blanket of goodness.
You can enjoy this recipe on its own or pair it with some mashed potatoes or a chilled glass of iced tea for a complete and satisfying meal.
Pork Chops with Apple and Cheddar Stuffing
Start by making the stuffing: Combine diced apples, raisins, breadcrumbs, and the star ingredient, cheddar cheese. Brush the pork chop pockets with a combination of orange or apple juice and butter and then stuff them with the cheese mixture. Bake the chops covered at 375°F for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for an extra 20 minutes for a crispy stuffing. Meanwhile, cook some fragrant coconut jasmine rice and create a refreshing onion salad and baby spinach dressing to complete the meal.
That concludes our list of cheesy recipes that transform your dinners into memorable and indulgent experiences. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight fix or to amaze your guests with a gourmet meal, these recipes should have you covered. So, what are you waiting for? Pick a recipe, don your apron, and get lost in the ooey-gooey madness of cheese!