15 Important Recipes for People Obsessed with Melty Cheese
We’re cheese devotees here at The Kitchn. There are few dishes that a sprinkling of cheddar or a dab of chèvre can’t make better. And melty cheese? Well, that’s the holy grail. From classic examples like a grilled cheese sandwich to fancier dishes like pink peppercorn-goat cheese spread, the options are endless — and delicious.
What’s the only thing better than a warm, freshly baked bread stick? One that’s filled with cheese, of course. These easy bread sticks are made with pizza dough — store bought or homemade — and will become your go-to for pasta night.
A pan of veggie-filled lasagna is one of our favorite ways to put an abundance of fresh veggies to use. Plus, it’s a great dish to make ahead and freeze for those nights when you can’t face cooking.
The beauty of cheesy scalloped potatoes is that you can serve them any time of day. They pair perfectly with a scrambled or poached egg, can be served alongside a sandwich for lunch, and are guaranteed to be the star of the dinner table.
Making quesadillas seems easy, and it is once you get the right cheese-to-filling ratio, plus a pan-flipping technique that won’t let you down. Follow this simple guide to make the best quesadilla of your life.
If your only knowledge of calzones is the meaty, marinara sauce-filled Italian version, you’re in for a delightful treat. Swap chicken for the cured meats and BBQ sauce for the marinara, and you have a backyard BBQ in a convenient, easy-t0-eat pocket.
If you’re looking for a way to shake up pizza night and make it feel a bit healthier, try making these portobello mushroom cap pizzas. You have all the saucy, cheesy goodness you love nestled in a mushroom cap.
Latkes may be traditional for Hanukkah, but that doesn’t mean we can’t eat them at other times of the year — especially when they are stuffed with diced apples and shredded Gouda or cheddar cheese.
If you only master one brunch recipe, make it this one. No matter how many times you have the same repeat guests, this cheesy egg dish filled with pancetta and herbs will satisfy every time. Go ahead and make it your signature dish.
You’ve probably been making grilled cheese sandwiches since you were allowed to use the stove as a kid, but we’ve got some tips that will help you take your grilled cheese to the next level.
Pizza bites are a good recipe to have in your back pocket. Keep some pizza dough, jarred marinara sauce, and cheese on hand and you can make this dish for an impromptu movie night or for unexpected guests.
Melty cheese isn’t just for savory dishes and this pear and blue cheese crostata proves it. It has the right mix of salty and sweet with a delightful pie-like crust. It’s an easy dessert that looks incredibly impressive.
What would a collection of melty cheese recipes be without classic macaroni and cheese? Don’t forget the bread crumbs in this recipe — they help form the perfect crunchy topping that really completes the dish.
13. Beer Cheese Soup
If you want a recipe that’s basically just a bowl of melty cheese, try making this beer cheese soup. If you’ve struggled to get perfectly creamy soup in the past, try this recipe, which relies on cream cheese to help reach the perfect consistency.
If you want to try a fancy twist on your traditional grilled cheese, swap out the bread for polenta rounds, which make for a deliciously melty appetizer — especially when served with homemade marinara. And bonus: They’re gluten-free.
You might not think to eat goat cheese warm, but this spread will definitely change your mind. Pair the pink peppercorn-studded spread with an array of toasts or crackers, and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing appetizer.