7 Cheesy Dinner Recipes You Must Try at Home

Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich

Deciding what to make for dinner can sometimes be overwhelming, with the million choices there are, and sometimes you just decide that it is easier to eat out. Well, there is barely any food those restaurants and diners have on their menu that you can’t prepare out of the comfort of your own home; especially the cheesy foods that you love so much.

Whether you are in the mood for simple Mac and cheese dinner or cheesy pasta, here are seven cheesy dinner recipes to delight your taste buds.

 

Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich

This grilled Mac and cheese sandwich is a step up from the usual childhood meals; it is also stuffed with tender ribs and tasty steak sauce.  To make this yummy meal, you will need;

  • 1 onion bun
  • ¼ cup Mac and cheese
  • 1 tbsp sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp gruyere
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tbsp steak sauce

To make the meal, first build the sandwich; smear each bread slice or bun with steak sauce, and pile on the cheddar, Mac and cheese, gruyere, short ribs and pile on the other half of the bun. Place your sandwich on a Panini press and keep at medium heat, and allow your sandwich cook for several minutes. Leave it until the cheese melts and the bread is crisp. Remove from the heat and allow cooling for a few minutes. Your dinner is served.

Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This recipe features some of the favorite ingredients in every meal; waffles, cheese, and fried chicken. To make it, you will need these ingredients;

  • 2 waffles
  • 1 cup boneless fried chicken
  • 3 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp salted butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp hot sauce

Place half of your cheese on one of the waffles and chop the chicken into tiny sizes to place on top. Add the honey and hot sauce and some more cheese and finish up with the other waffle on top. Cook the sandwich for a few minutes in a cast iron skillet and allow to sit and cool for a few minutes. Enjoy!

Cheddar Bacon Puffs

Cheddar Bacon Puffs

The cheddar and bacon puffs are delicious, flavored cheese puffs perfect for any family or party snack. Get your ingredients ready and the preparation of this should be easy enough.

  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 8 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 ½ ounces all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 strips cooked bacon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Cheese and Olive Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • medium ripe tomatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

To make this creative delicacy, you will need to get some tomatoes, cut their tops off and scoop out the pulp. Mix up all the other ingredients with the tomato pulp and then scoop the pulp mixture equally into the tomato shells. Broil for about 2 minutes until the topping is browned.

Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza is a universally accepted food, and you can easily whip up a batch with this simple recipe. To make this pizza, you will need these ingredients;

  • 2 cups of thinly sliced cremini mushrooms
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ounces of sliced turkey pepperoni

Macaroni and Cheese

Sometimes, the very best way to go is with a classic. This Mac and cheese recipe is sure to be a winner.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce grated parmesan
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper
  • 10 ounces extra sharp cheddar

Cheese and Fresh Herb Quiche

Cheese and Fresh Herb Quiche

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp minced (fresh basil and fresh parsley)
  • 2 tsp minced fresh dill

Create this delicious quiche with healthy herbs and cheese and treat yourself to a healthy, yummy dinner.

Instead of spending extra money eating out at an overpriced restaurant with questionable hygiene standards, try out some of these amazing cheesy dinner recipes. You can even make cheese at home if you have all the cheese making supplies. Straining is one of the major functions in making quality cheese. Having cheese cloth bags can solve that problem and you can make delicious cheese to try above-mentioned recipes.

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.
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