American Cheese Recipes

Our recipes with American cheese are real crowd pleasers, from casseroles and mac and cheese to dips and appetizers.

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    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    1 review

    These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food" without having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois

    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...


    Ham ‘n’ Cheddar Cornbread

    2 reviews

    This layered corn bread "sandwich" baked in the oven is a great accompaniment for steaming soup and a salad.—Christa Habegger,...


    B Is For Book Sandwich

    To fix this ham-and-cheese pleaser, just take a page from our creative food editors. You also can use a cutout...


    Cheese-Topped Potatoes in Foil

    3 reviews

    Whenever we go camping, cheesy potato packets are a must. They just may remind you of scalloped potatoes. In the...

    Butterfly Cheese Sandwiches

    I used a cookie cutter to shape these sandwiches, then decorated them using olives and piped cream cheese.—Lenore Walters, Oklahoma...


    Waffled Monte Cristos

    6 reviews

    My husband and I enjoy Monte Cristos so much that I created this non-fried version to cut down on fat....

    Green Chili Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    1 review

    This tangy take on grilled cheese is a meal in itself, but would be great with a side of chicken...


    Jack-o’-Lantern Burgers

    3 reviews

    It's fun to "carve" cheesy faces on these nicely seasoned burgers I served at my Halloween theme party. Hungry trick-or-treaters...


    Hash Brown Cheese Omelet

    2 reviews

    In Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Jennifer Reisinger makes a family-pleasing meal out of this fluffy omelet filled with potatoes, onion and green...


    Cheeseburger Meat Loaf

    23 reviews

    I created this meat loaf one day when I wanted to make cheeseburgers—my husband's favorite—but it was too chilly to...

    Hot Beef Cheddar Subs

    4 reviews

    Hot Beef Cheddar Subs are like cheesy sloppy joes tucked into hollowed-out crusty rolls. "My family devours these hearty and...


    Cheese Frenchy Sandwiches

    4 reviews

    "I remember enjoying these crispy golden sandwiches at a restaurant when I was a teenager," writes Darlene Brenden of Salem,...


    Jack-o’-Lantern Sandwiches

    Be prepared for happy faces when you make these eye-catching jack-o'-lanterns. We loaded the sandwiches with flavorful fillings, then easily...


    Cheesy Ham Casserole

    2 reviews

    I've often increased this recipe for big family events. It's a hearty dish that goes over well with a couple...


    Cheese Tomato Egg Bake

    While making eggs, I wanted something different, so I created this egg bake. We loved it! I hope you will,...

    Veggie Cheese Sandwiches

    I try to keep the ingredient on hand for these toasted sandwiches. Add whatever vegetables best fit your taste, or...


    Three-Cheese Macaroni

    2 reviews

    Melonie Corbin's creamy homemade macaroni and cheese is quick to fix and costs only 58¢ a helping. "You can add...


    Asparagus Cheese Soup for Two

    1 review

    Although I came from a large family, I had to adjust to cooking for two during the years I had...


    Two-Tone Grilled Cheese

    1 review

    “My family loves these quick-to-fix sandwiches,” says Rhonda Beckett, who makes them with two kinds of bread and two kinds...


    Overnight Chicken Casserole

    2 reviews

    I don't know where this casserole originated, but the recipe was given to me some 40 years ago. It's my...


    Hickory-Smoked Cheeseburgers

    1 review

    Every time I make this recipe, my guests compliment me on how great the burgers taste. The secret is a...


    Tomato Cheese Pizzas

    2 reviews

    “My mom used to prepare these yummy pizzas in the toaster oven for me when I was little,” Michelle Wise...


    Mushroom Cheeseburgers

    1 review

    Instead of topping juicy cheeseburgers with sauteed mushrooms, include some savory 'shrooms in the meat mixture for a new twist!...

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    Cheese Cutout Sandwiches

    These open-faced sandwiches are a cut above the rest! To make them, you simply use two kinds of cheese, ham,...


    Herbed Cheese Omelet

    "One bite of this cheesy omelet and you'll notice its fresh herb flavor," assures Shirley LeFevre from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. "I...


    Cheesy Slow-Cooked Corn

    41 reviews

    My family really likes this creamy, cheesy side dish—and it's so easy to make. Even those who usually don't eat...


    Hearty Grilled Cheese

    I enjoy watching gourmet cooking shows on television. As a mother of five, I find those time-consuming dishes don't fit...


    Creamy Mushroom Ham & Potatoes

    5 reviews

    Everyone loves these potatoes and always comes back for more. I like the comforting main dish because it uses only...


    Grilled Deli Sandwiches

    1 review

    This outstanding sourdough sandwich is packed with a variety of meats, cheeses and sauteed vegetables.