Is there anything that makes us as immediately hungry as the sight of creamy, melty cheese? Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. We put it on everything! From topping salads and soups to rounding out pastas and casseroles, cheese is an international favorite ingredient. For these cheesy dinner ideas, however, cheese isn’t just a topping: it’s the star!
We’ve brought together our favorite cheesy dinner ideas for this recipe collection. Whether you’re in the mood to make cheesy chicken parmesan for dinner, or you just want to jazz up your macaroni and cheese game, this list has got you covered for that and more!
1. Cast Iron Skillet Lasagna
For a delicious vegetarian dinner loaded with cheese, try this Cast Iron Skillet Lasagna! It’s a dish the whole family will love, and it’s easy to make, too!
2. Pulled Pork Stuffed Shells
Pulled Pork Stuffed Shells are the ideal comfort food: ooey, gooey mozzarella and ricotta cheese, pasta shells, and tasty pulled pork. You can easily make this yummy dinner recipe using leftovers like shredded chicken or pot roast, too!
3. Spinach Baked Ziti
Saving some cheesy dinner ideas for later? Make this Spinach Baked Ziti! It’s a simple dinner recipe that freezes easily and makes great leftovers.
4. Easy Chicken Parmesan
Easy Chicken Parmesan is one of our favorite go-to recipes when we’re feeling cheesy! This delicious, classic dinner is easily made with leftovers.
5. Irish Cheddar Potatoes with Lamb
Irish Cheddar Potatoes make for a quick and easy weekday supper, and they’re tasty, too! Parsley pesto adds a pop of color to this yummy dish.
6. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese Casserole
Talk about comfort food! This Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese Casserole is a vegetarian-friendly, easy, and cheesy dinner that you and your family are guaranteed to enjoy together.
7. Easy Creamy Mac and Cheese
You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy a bowl of classic, comforting mac and cheese! This Easy Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe is made on the stove top, and is extra creamy and delicious.
8. Cheesy Orzo Pasta Bake
With a sauce made with roasted squash, and chunks of gooey mozzarella and roasted tomato, this Cheesy Orzo Pasta Bake is one of our favorite comforting cheesy dinner ideas!
9. Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Verde
10. Queso Fundido
11. Monte Cristo Style Grilled Cheese Sandwich
If you have yet to try this Monte Cristo Style Grilled Cheese Sandwich, you have no idea what you’re missing out on! Made with bakery-style bread, salty ham and creamy swish cheese, this recipe from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures is really something special.
12. Meatball Sub Casserole
13. Neapolitan Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches
Take a single bite of one of these Neapolitan Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches, and you’re guaranteed to fall in love. Tara’s Multicultural Table makes this delicious sandwich recipe with fresh mozzarella slices and crustless bread, fried until golden brown. You can even dip them in tomato sauce!
14. Creamy Chicken & Tomato Pesto Pasta Bake
15. Cheesy Baked Ravioli Skillet
This Cheesy Baked Ravioli Skillet from Life Tastes Good is easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes, and is absolutely delicious! Made with cheese ravioli, Tuscan beef sauce, and 2 different kinds of cheese on top, this is one of our favorite cheesy dinner ideas!
16. Easy Meatball Pizza
17. Creamed Corn Au Gratin
18. Roast Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Try this Roast Pumpkin Mac and Cheese from Sugar Salt Magic, and you’ll be hooked. This rich and creamy mac and cheese is made with cheddar cheese and mozzarella, topped with pepita and garlic crumb. Yum!
Hungry for more cheesy dinner ideas? Try one of these gourmet grilled cheese sandwich recipes, or this one pot Mexican chicken pasta! Or, if you’re looking for cheesy starters and sides, you’ll want to try our chorizo cheese dip with spinach, or our pepperoni pizza dip.
Enjoy even more of our favorite cheesy dinner ideas, like this Bacon Macaroni and Cheese!
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