15 Recipes for Cheesy Dinners

We don’t play favorites when it comes to cheese. We love soft melty cheese mozzarella just as much as we love sharp salty Parmesan. Whether we’re making soups, salads, or sandwiches, we truly believe that almost every dinner can be improved by a pile of cheese. If you’re looking for dinner inspiration, it might just be lying in the cheese aisle. Try these 15 recipes for crowd-pleasing cheesy dinners that everyone will love. 

Cheesy Chipotle Beef Flautas with Radishes & Roasted Carrots

This take on the classic Mexican dish (whose name is a reference to its flute-like shape) features flour tortillas stuffed with a spicy, cheesy filling, then tightly rolled and lightly pan fried on all sides for satisfying crunch.

Cheesy Chipotle Beef Flautas with Radishes & Roasted Carrots

Three-Cheese Flatbread with Brussels Sprouts & Hot Honey

Crispy melted cheese and spicy honey make each bite of this flatbread recipe gooey and delicious. 

Three-Cheese Flatbread with Brussels Sprouts & Hot Honey

Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese with Butter Lettuce Salad & Creamy Mustard Dressing

Savory caramelized onions transform this cheesy sandwich from an after school snack to a sophisticated dinner. 

Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese with Butter Lettuce Salad & Creamy Mustard Dressing

Black Bean & Cheese Tortas with Roasted Broccoli & Lime Sour Cream

For a southwestern-inspired recipe with cheese, consider this torta. A layer of shredded Monterey Jack adds a delightfully melty cheese layer.

Black Bean & Cheese Tortas with Roasted Broccoli & Lime Sour Cream

Baked Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese with Sage Breadcrumbs & Arugula Salad

We love stovetop mac and cheese, but sometimes we want something more substantive. This version of mac and cheese gets an adult twist with the addition of butternut squash and a fontina béchamel.

Baked Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese with Sage Breadcrumbs & Arugula Salad

Pimento Cheeseburgers with Roasted Potatoes

There’s nothing wrong with a classic cheeseburger, but our Southern-inspired pimento cheese burger brings even more flavor to the table with the addition of peppers. 

Pimento Cheeseburgers with Roasted Potatoes

Pesto & Goat Cheese Fettuccine with Zucchini

Goat cheese and Grana Padano make this fettuccine into a super sophisticated take on mac and cheese. 

Pesto & Goat Cheese Fettuccine with Zucchini

Black Bean & Zucchini Enchiladas with Cheddar Cheese

For these crowd-pleasing enchiladas, a hearty medley of zucchini, black beans, corn, and tricolored quinoa fill soft flour tortillas. Top with a layer of cheddar cheese for a decadent dinner. 

Black Bean & Zucchini Enchiladas with Cheddar Cheese

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas with Butter Lettuce & Pickled Pepper Salad

These zesty Tex-Mex quesadillas are loaded with bites of spiced chicken and melty monterey jack cheese. 

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas with Butter Lettuce & Pickled Pepper Salad

Seared Chicken Thighs & Glazed Apple with Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Cheesy sweet and savory mashed potatoes make the perfect side dish for any dinner. We’re serving them alongside crispy chicken thighs for a hearty dinner. 

Seared Chicken Thighs &  Glazed Apple with Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Seared Steaks & Chive Butter with Cheesy Potato-Cauliflower Mash

If sweet potatoes aren’t your thing, try a savory combination of golden potatoes and cauliflower—mashed together with melty smoked gouda for delightfully cheesy finish.

cheese dinner with steak and potatoes

Cheesy Pesto Baked Cavatelli with Kale & Tomatoes

To create this satisfying pasta bake, you’ll mix sautéed veggies with tender bites of pasta, two kinds of melty cheese, and a dollop of herbaceous basil pesto.

Cheesy Pesto Baked Cavatelli with Kale & Tomatoes

Naan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Nectarine & Tomato Chutney

Swap sandwich bread for naan and create a delightfully cheesy meal inspired by beloved Indian flavors. 

Naan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Nectarine & Tomato Chutney

Sugar Snap Pea & Farmer’s Cheese Quiche with Spinach, Feta & Cucumber Salad

This veggie quiche is packed with fresh, seasonal flavor. Our filling of eggs, sugar snap peas, chives and garlic gets a delicious lift from farmer’s cheese.

cheesy quiche for dinner

Three-Cheese Calzones with Zucchini & Golden Raisins

These hearty calzones are filled with melty fontina, fresh mozzarella, and sautéed zucchini—plus a sweet twist of plump golden raisins folded right in for a cheesy dinner you can eat with your hands.

cheese calzone dinner recipe

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