Cheesy Recipe Roundup

If I had to pick a favorite dairy food, mine would easily be cheese. Delicious and versatile, I keep several types on hand at all times to cook with or enjoy as a portable snack. You can even make your own cheese at home or entertain friends and family with the perfect cheese platter pairings


There are over 2,000 varieties of cheese with different flavors, forms and packages to choose from. But all in all, cheese is a nutritious food that fits into any healthy eating plan – providing calcium, protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B12. Even if you’re lactose intolerant, the good news is you can still try natural cheeses – like cheddar, Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, mozzarella and Swiss – which are low in lactose. 


I’m sharing a roundup of my favorite cheese recipes, from appetizers and dips to meals and desserts. We hope you give them a try soon! 


White Queso Dip

Did you know it takes 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese? This delicious queso recipe requires a pound of white American cheese and is sure to please any party crowd. 


Garlic Crusted 4-Cheese Grilled Cheese 

April 12 is grilled cheese sandwich day. As if you needed a reason to celebrate, the classic grilled cheese just got four times better! If you want to go gourmet, try shredding your own cheese for optimal melty goodness. Check out more tips for making the perfect grilled cheese.  


Cowboys Mac & Cheese

In my opinion mac and cheese, the most popular cheese recipe in America, could be its own food group. This recipe calls for three types of dairy, making it creamy and the perfect comfort side dish.


Chicken Enchiladas 

Enchiladas are great for feeding a crowd and make leftovers your family can look forward to! For busy weeknight meals, use rotisserie chicken or make them a day ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. 


Cheesecake Bars 

Cheesecake is my all-time favorite dessert. Whoever looked at a block of cream cheese and said “This should be cake” deserves a medal in my book. Besides the fact that it’s downright delicious, this version is simple and doesn’t require a springform pan. Serve it with a dollop of cherry pie filling or fresh fruit.


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By Jordan Manning

Jordan grew up in the cattle industry and uses her love of agriculture every day to help people understand more about their food. She previously worked at the Texas Beef Council. When she's not working, Jordan enjoys cheering for the Aggies. Learn more about Jordan

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