11 amazingly cheesy recipes I stole from my grandma

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My grandma loved to cook – which is good because my mom doesn’t. My favorite times were hanging out in her house and kitchen. Dinners at her house were always yummy, and I was lucky enough to enjoy them. So of course I stole my favorites from her. Who wouldn’t?

I’m pretty sure she’s cool with that theft. This collection is a tribute to all those cheesy delicious meals we shared. From overflowing calzones to pizza rolls packed with the fillings that usually go on top, these recipes are sure to delight your family as much as they do mine. I added my own twists to her recipes, and maybe you’ll add a few of your own, creating new memories to cherish for years to come.

Image shows an overhead shot of a Calzone cut in half on a wooden board with a small bowl of marinara above it.
Calzones. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.


Forget fancy restaurants! Grandma’s hearty calzones are a complete meal in themselves. Imagine a golden, flaky crust bursting with melted cheese, savory fillings, and your favorite ingredients – pure cheesy satisfaction from start to finish.
Get the Recipe: Calzones

Image shows a Pizza roll on a white plate in front of a pyrex with the rest of the batch in it.
Pizza Rolls. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Pizza Rolls

Think savory cinnamon rolls, but filled with the deliciousness of pizza instead! Golden pastry encasing a delightful mix of marinara, cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings makes these rolls perfect for parties or a fun, family-friendly appetizer.
Get the Recipe: Pizza Rolls

Grown up mac and cheese in a casserole dish.
Grown-Up Mac and Cheese. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Grown-Up Mac and Cheese

It’s not your childhood mac and cheese anymore! This upgraded version features a rich, creamy blend of sharp cheddar, smoky bacon, and juicy tomatoes. It’s a cheesy, indulgent experience that will remind you why comfort food is so comforting.
Get the Recipe: Grown-Up Mac and Cheese

Image shows a slice of a Southwest Tortilla Pie sitting on a white plate.
Southwest Tortilla Pie. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Southwest Tortilla Pie

Dive into a fiesta of flavors with this Tex-Mex classic! Layers of perfectly seasoned shredded chicken, black beans, corn, and melty cheese create a delicious, cheesy explosion in every bite.
Get the Recipe: Southwest Tortilla Pie

Cheesy scalloped potatoes in a casserole dish on a blue wooden table.
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Grandma’s secret? Ultra-thin potato slices baked to golden perfection and smothered in a creamy cheese sauce. This classic side dish is pure cheesy comfort, guaranteed to warm your heart and fill your belly.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Image shows a closeup of a spoon holding some Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole with the full skillet behind it.
Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole

Craving ultimate comfort food? This casserole delivers! Savory beef, fluffy rice, and a blanket of melty cheese come together in a dish that’s cheesy goodness in every spoonful.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole

Bacon cheddar stuffed burger cut in half and on a white plate.
Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger

Calling all burger lovers! This juicy patty isn’t just infused with smoky bacon, it’s also hiding a delicious surprise – a melty cheddar cheese center! It’s a cheesy, meaty masterpiece with a delightful twist.
Get the Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger

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Weeknight Lasagna Roll-Ups. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Weeknight Lasagna Roll-Ups

Lasagna cravings don’t have to wait! These quick and convenient roll-ups are filled with ricotta, mozzarella, and marinara, capturing the cheesy lasagna flavors you love in a fun and easy-to-eat format.
Get the Recipe: Weeknight Lasagna Roll-Ups

Image shows an overhead shot of Easy Cheesy Stuffed Shells with a small plate holding one and the rest of the pan next to it.
Cheesy Stuffed Shells. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Cheesy Stuffed Shells

Grandma’s secret to perfect pasta shells? A creamy, cheesy filling baked to perfection and smothered in her signature marinara sauce. This Italian classic is pure cheesy bliss in every bite.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy Stuffed Shells

Image shows baked cheesy chicken enchiladas in a blue Pyrex casserole.
Semi-Homemade Chicken Enchiladas. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Semi-Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

Enjoy cheesy Mexican flavors without the fuss! Tender chicken, a delicious blend of spices, and a generous layer of melted cheese make these enchiladas a quick and satisfying meal for any day.
Get the Recipe: Semi-Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

Image shows a sliced caprese panini on a wooden board with the melted cheese oozing out.
Caprese Panini. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Caprese Panini

Elevate your Caprese salad with this cheesy twist! Grilled mozzarella and fresh tomatoes create a simple yet divine combination of cheesy and refreshing flavors, perfect for a light lunch or satisfying snack.
Get the Recipe: Caprese Panini

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