Gallery: Say Cheese! 30 Cheddar Recipes We Love

  • Chive Biscuit Sandwich With Cheddar Spread, Canadian Bacon, and a Fried Egg

    María del Mar Sacasa

    A rich cheddar and mustard spread tops these fluffy biscuits, for an indulgent breakfast meal all by itself. Crisped Canadian bacon and a fried egg aren't exactly necessary additions, but we're certainly not complaining.

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    Cheese Buns

    Sydney Oland

    These buns are similar to biscuits and even include buttermilk for acidity and tenderness. Cheddar is incorporated into the dough and tops the buns, making for cheesy browned tops.

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    Cheese and Bacon Soufflé

    Sydney Oland

    Don't let the 'soufflé' in its name scare you off. As long as you can whip egg whites, you'll do just fine. The cheddar base can even be prepared days in advance, to keep this preparation as low-stress as possible.

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    Sausage, Cheddar, and Rosemary Buns

    Sydney Oland

    The fat from the sausage and cheese is broken up by a fresh burst of chopped scallions in this herbaceous, breakfast-inspired recipe.

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    Welsh Rarebit with Roasted Tomatoes

    Sydney Oland

    If you haven't heard of Welsh rarebit and you're a fan of cheddar, you might be missing out on the dish of your dreams. Cheddar, beer, dry mustard, Worcestershire, and touch of cayenne combine with flour for a creamy sauce that then gets broiled atop toast.

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    Cheddar Scallion Scones with Jalapeno Agave Butter

    Sydney Oland

    Half-and-half adds richness to these spicy, cheese-laden scones, while the jalapeño-agave butter cuts through the flaky pastry.

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    Ham and Leek Sandwich with Cheddar Sauce

    María del Mar Sacasa

    Sautéed leeks, ham, and a bubbly, oozy cheddar sauce top a croissant in this perfect anytime-of-day sandwich.

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    Fried Fish With Cheddar Thyme Grits

    Sydney Oland

    Grits are used in two ways in this recipe, both as a coating for the fish and as a starch. But the cheddar-thyme combination in this common Southern breakfast staple elevates it to rich new heights.

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    Cheese and Pepper Cornbread

    Donna Currie

    One of the great things about this recipe is that you can add as much cheese as you'd like. This cornbread isn't super sweet, or super crumbly, but it can be super cheesy.

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    Cheese Crackers

    Donna Currie

    This recipe is an attempt to replicate a certain fish-shaped snack at home, using REAL CHEESE! Go for an aged cheddar with bold flavor and be sure to roll the dough super thin.

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    Spaghetti Squash Grilled Cheese

    María del Mar Sacasa

    Leftover spaghetti squash finds a delicious home in this crisp, grilled sandwich. The trick here is to re-season the squash with brown sugar, shallots, and sage before melting it all together with sharp cheddar.

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    Cheddar Ginger Wafers

    Robyn Lee

    Spicy-sweet crystallized ginger pairs surprisingly well with bold cheddar in this wafer recipe. To complement the kick of the ginger, add cayenne and Tabasco sauce for an additional punch.

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    Grilled Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Harissa

    Marvin Gapultos

    This grilled cheese sandwich gets a boost from sun-dried tomatoes and spicy Harissa.

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    Make-Ahead Overstuffed Burrito with Mushrooms, Cheddar, and Tomato Rice

    Suzanne Lehrer

    Each part of this burrito is individually flavored, so no condiments needed. The rice is cooked in fresh tomato juice, and onions and peppers are sprinkled with chili powder and roasted until crispy to add texture.

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    Irish Cheddar Fondue with Stout and Whiskey

    Marvin Gapultos

    Fondue isn't only for French-themed 1970s dinner parties. The Irish cheddar in this recipe is accented by malty stout and the spicy bite of a strong whiskey.

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    Sausage, Jalapeño, and Cheddar Spoonbread

    Sydney Oland

    Spoonbread might be the lovechild of Yorkshire pudding, cornbread, soufflé. Playing on the flavors of breakfast, this recipe could even stand alone as a brunch dish, allowing the rich cheddar and sausage flavors to sing out.

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    Cheddar-Marmite Scones

    Sydney Oland

    When many people hear the word Marmite, they cower in fear, not wanting to taste the potentially overpowering, salty spread favored by our friends across the pond. But, in these cheese-filled scones, the spread is subtle, only lending newfound complexity to this perfect pastry.

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    Soft-Cooked Eggs on Cheesy Skillet Hash

    Sydney Oland

    Scallions and onions offer a bit of freshness in this simple, crisp hash topped with cheddar and eggs.

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    Welsh Rarebit and Bacon-Roasted Tomatoes on Cheddar Beer Bread

    Sydney Oland

    Bacon, onion, and cheddar beer bread...say that one three times fast. A few softly blistered cherry tomatoes roasted with bacon and thyme make the ideal accompaniment to this savory rarebit. If you're looking for a more filling meal, try topping the rarebit with a runny fried egg, and, as always, serve this light lunch with a cold pint of whatever beer you use to make the dish.

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    Herb-Filled Turkey Burgers with Cheddar Cheese

    Yasmin Fahr

    Cheddar is mixed right into the patty mix, adding moisture and flavor right from the start. Don't skip the cooking the shallots in the skillet, as they soak up the flavor of the turkey burgers and add an extra oomph to the toppings.

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    Grilled Bratwurst, Beer, and Cheddar Soup

    Jennifer Olvera

    This soup is flavored not only by sharp cheddar but also by Velveeta for a silky smooth texture. Grilled bratwurst and bacon add a gentle smokiness to this hearty soup, perfect for game time.

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    Pimento Cheese Twice-Baked Potatoes

    Josh Bousel

    Pimento cheese is a fantastic use for cheddar cheese, amped up with paprika and cayenne, and enriched with sour cream.

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    Stovetop Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Peppadew Peppers

    Jennifer Olvera

    Cheddar cheese spread is what truly makes this recipe a keeper. Add whatever fillings you'd like, but Peppadew peppers add a certain unique spice to this recipe.

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    Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffle

    Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffle
    J. Kenji López-Alt

    The best part of this recipe is the way the exterior cheese crisps up. The bacon flavor is prominent but not overwhelming—it's all about the cheese here.

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    Breakfast Sausage, Mushroom, and Cheddar Rolls

    Sydney Oland

    Filling frozen puff pastry with cheddar, mushroom, and sausages creates a morning-friendly version of pigs in a blanket.

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    Ham and Cheddar Biscuits

    Yvonne Ruperti

    These flaky folded biscuits are chock full of cheese and salty ham. For best results, keep all ingredients, and the dough, as cold as possible

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    Baked Eggs with Mushrooms, Cheddar, and Ham

    Lauren Rothman

    This breakfast recipe is quick and easy to pull together—just grease your ramekins, add the pre-cooked fillings, and top with an egg and cheese. A stint in the oven, and individual servings are good to go.

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    Irish Cheddar and Vegetable Bread Pudding

    Carrie Vasios Mullins

    This savory bread pudding marries onions, carrots, thyme, and sharp cheddar cheese for an earthy, cheesy brunch, side dish, or main course.

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    Warm Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches with Horseradish Sauce

    Nick Kindelsperger

    This sandwich is a fancified take on a classic fast food sandwich. Blanketed in cheese sauce made with a full-flavored sharp cheddar, this sandwich gets some extra oomph from a bracing, nose-clearing horseradish sauce.

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    Pinto Bean and Rice Salad with Tomatoes and Cheddar in Banana Pepper-Chili Vinaigrette

    Jennifer Olvera

    The classic side dish of rice and beans gets a summery facelift in this bold, chilled salad, packed with tomatoes, sharp cheddar, onions, cilantro, and an in-your-face vinaigrette made with both banana peppers and ancho chilies.

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