The grate unknown: 13 cheese-filled dishes that’ll take your taste buds on a flavor adventure

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Looking to add some excitement to your dinner routine? These 13 recipes have got you covered. Filled with cheesy goodness, they transform ordinary meals into extraordinary experiences. Easy to prepare and impossible to resist, these cheese-filled dishes will quickly become staples in your home. Enjoy the pleasure of cooking and sharing meals that bring a smile to everyone’s face.

A casserole dish with chicken and vegetables in it.
Shrimp and Grits Casserole. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Au Gratin Potato Stacks

Au Gratin Potato Stacks on a white plate.
Au Gratin Potato Stacks. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

You won’t be able to resist these individual servings, stacked high and bursting with cheesy goodness. Au Gratin Potato Stacks take the classic comfort of potatoes and cheese and turn it into something you can pick up and enjoy one by one. They’re perfect for those times you want everyone to have their own neatly portioned side. No more fighting over the crispy edges; there’s enough for everyone to go around.
Get the Recipe: Au Gratin Potato Stacks

Cheeseburger Casserole

A top-down shot of Cheeseburger Casserole with pickles and cheese nearby.
Cheeseburger Casserole. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

If you love the heartiness of a good burger but want it spoonable, Cheeseburger Casserole is your answer. It bring out all the beloved flavors in a one-dish wonder that’s great for feeding a crowd or enjoying leftovers the next day. It’s the cozy familiarity of a cheeseburger packed into a convenient and irresistible casserole form. Give it a try on those nights when you just can’t decide between a burger and a bake.
Get the Recipe: Cheeseburger Casserole

Monterey Chicken for One

Chicken dish with vegetables in a square pot.
Monterey Chicken for One. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Craving something savory but cooking for one? Monterey Chicken for One gives you a single serving without skimping on flavor. It’s an easy go-to when you want a meal that feels special without all the fuss. Plus, it’s packed with enough cheese to keep things interesting bite after bite.
Get the Recipe: Monterey Chicken for One

Pizza Pasta Salad

A platter of pizza pasta salad served on a white rectangular dish.
Pizza Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Who says pizza and pasta can’t be best friends? Pizza Pasta Salad marries them in a chilled, cheesy salad form that’s bound to be a hit at your next potluck or picnic. It’s as fun to make as it is to eat, and it adds a playful twist to any meal. Just spoon, eat, and pretend you’re having pizza and pasta at the same time.
Get the Recipe: Pizza Pasta Salad

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger soup in two serving bowls.
Cheeseburger Soup. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

When you’re in the mood for something cozy, Cheeseburger Soup is like wrapping your hands around a warm hug. This soup brings the classic burger experience to your spoon in a rich, creamy broth. It’s comfort food that will warm you from the inside out, making even the chilliest days seem a bit brighter. Crackers or a side of fries are optional, but recommended.
Get the Recipe: Cheeseburger Soup

Croissant Breakfast Casserole

A white plate with a slice of Croissant breakfast casserole and orange next to it.
Croissant Breakfast Casserole. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Start your morning right with a Croissant Breakfast Casserole that’s as buttery and flaky as your favorite breakfast pastry. It’s a cheesy, savory way to kick off your day and it will keep you full until lunch. Each croissant piece soaks up the goodness, giving you flavors in every forkful. Indulge in breakfast with a twist that’s sure to make every morning a bit more special.
Get the Recipe: Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

A hand holding a fork over a bowl of Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka on a wooden table.
Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Fancy a restaurant-style dish without leaving home? Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka brings the rich, creamy and utterly cheesy experience to your table. It’s a dish that’s hearty enough to impress your dinner guests and easy enough that you won’t be stuck in the kitchen all day. Just pair it with your favorite company and enjoy a night in.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Baked Brie in a Bowl

A wooden platter with baked brie in a bowl, cheese, crackers, grapes and bread.
Baked Brie in a Bowl. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Meet your new favorite appetizer: Baked Brie in a Bowl. It’s simple, it’s elegant, and it’s oozy cheese at its finest. Whether you dunk, spread, or scoop, this dish is about gathering around and sharing good times. So grab your crackers or sliced apples and dig into the gooey goodness.
Get the Recipe: Baked Brie in a Bowl

Beefy John Wayne Casserole

A slice of beefy John Wayne casserole on a plate.
Beefy John Wayne Casserole. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Love a dish with a bit of story? Beefy John Wayne Casserole hits the spot with its bold flavors and filling ingredients. Perfect for a family dinner, it’s a nod to the heartiness you’d expect from a meal named after an iconic cowboy. It’s all about big taste and satisfaction after a long day.
Get the Recipe: Beefy John Wayne Casserole

Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries

A plate of cottage cheese toast with blueberries, next to a honey dipper.
Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

For a lighter touch that doesn’t skimp on flavor, Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries is lovely on a plate. This plate combines creamy cottage cheese with the sweet burst of blueberries atop a crispy toast. It’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. Whether for breakfast or a snack, it’s simplicity done right.
Get the Recipe: Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

A casserole dish with chicken and vegetables in it.
Shrimp and Grits Casserole. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Have a soft spot for Southern fare? Shrimp and Grits Casserole brings the best of the South to your fork with a cheesy twist. It’s about sinking into comfort one spoonful at a time, perfect for when everyone’s around the table. Who knew a casserole could feel like a warm Southern welcome?
Get the Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Leftover Steak Quesadilla

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Leftover Steak Quesadilla. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Don’t let yesterday’s steak go to waste. Turn it into a Leftover Steak Quesadilla and give it a delicious second act. Melty cheese and tender steak come together between tortillas for a quick and rewarding meal. It’s proof that leftovers have a lot more to offer.
Get the Recipe: Leftover Steak Quesadilla

Cuban Casserole

A closeup shot of Cuban Casserole in a baking dish.
Cuban Casserole. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Check out the vibrant flavors with a dish that’s inspired by a classic from the tropics. Cuban Casserole is an adventurous mix that’s sure to brighten up mealtime. It takes the essence of Cuban cuisine and bakes it into a cheesy, moreish meal. You might not be in Havana, but your fork won’t know the difference.
Get the Recipe: Cuban Casserole

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