Parmesan Cheese Recipes

So full of flavor you only need a pinch at a time, parmesan is one of our favorite cheeses. Try our recipes with parmesan to see how many ways you can use the dry, savory cheese.

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      Spaghetti All’Amatriciana

      Spaghetti All'Amatriciana is a traditional Italian dish that reminds me of my roots. This amatriciana sauce recipe features guanciale (dried pork cheek). Guanciale can be hard to find, but pancetta or thick-cut bacon are good substitutes. —Lou Sansevero, Ferron, Utah

      Basil and Cashew Pesto Pizzas

      I grow basil and love making this homemade pesto pizza. Sometimes I make the pesto the day before and spread...


      Seared Scallops with Polenta and Avocado Cream

      This seared scallops with polenta is a really impressive dish. It's beautiful but simple and a wonderful dinner party entree....


      Nutty Kale Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onion

      My bountiful garden and vegetarian daughter both inspired me to create this nutritious, calcium-rich kale pesto pasta. No one would...


      Kale Caesar Salad

      I love Caesar salad recipes, so I created this kale Caesar salad. It's perfect paired with chicken or steak for...


      Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi

      We had homemade gnocchi frequently while growing up. This creamy pumpkin gnocchi recipe was always my favorite. They do require...

      Slow-Cooker Polenta

      This Italian classic is so simple to make, you can now make it any night of the week. —Elisabeth Matelski,...


      Parmesan Walnuts

      I love this Parmesan walnuts recipe because it's quick, easy and an alternative to high-calorie croutons. You can also make...


      Tomato & Corn au Gratin

      1 review

      Corn au gratin is an essential part of any family get-together, and it's even better when paired with tomatoes in...


      Breaded Air-Fryer Summer Squash

      1 review

      Air-fryer summer squash is beautifully crispy. You don't have to turn the fried pieces, but do keep an eye on...

      Air-Fryer Asparagus

      This air-fryer asparagus dish is packed with flavor, thanks to the lemon-garlic dressing the spears are tossed in before roasting....


      Crispy Cheese Sticks

      For cheesy appetizers, I use sharp cheddar in the dough, bake them as twists and finish with a sprinkle of...


      Pressure-Cooker Cajun Chicken Alfredo

      1 review

      This recipe is a true comfort food! Cajun spice adds a nice heat to the creamy Alfredo sauce. And nothing...


      Garlic Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread

      4 reviews

      This recipe is a different type of pull-apart bread. Eat it by itself, dipped in marinara, or as part of...


      Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Dressing

      6 reviews

      This simple salad is an elegant side dish for any menu. With a blend of fresh pears and warm, comforting...

      Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

      10 reviews

      After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...


      Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

      3 reviews

      Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot....


      Crunchy White Baked Macaroni & Cheese

      2 reviews

      This creamy, bubbly, indulgent classic is down-home comfort food at its finest. The topping is made with panko bread crumbs...


      Chicken Parmesan Pizza

      1 review

      This tasty pizza is the perfect combo—quick and easy to make, and a winner with even picky eaters. It's a...


      Parmesan-Ranch Snack Mix

      11 reviews

      This is a quick and delicious snack, especially for kids No one that I’ve made this for can have just...


      Cheesy Cajun Cornbread Biscotti

      1 review

      This cookie is our best seller at our Christmas cookie bazaar. Everyone requests this tasty biscotti every year. It's simple...


      Homemade Alfredo Sauce

      3 reviews

      When I found out I had celiac disease and couldn't have fettuccine Alfredo, I was determined to figure out a...


      Parsnip, Pear and Pecan Salad

      I didn't try parsnips until I was well into my 40s, but now I can't get enough of them. This...

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      Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

      1 review

      I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It's...


      Cocktail Cheese Crackers

      My homemade crackers are a breeze to put together and store. For a change of pace, I substitute cheddar cheese...


      Pesto Bean Soup

      This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...


      Grilled Cheese, Bacon and Oven-Dried Tomato Sandwich

      2 reviews

      Take your grilled cheese sandwich to a place it's never been before with crispy bacon and tangy tomatoes and five—yes,...


      Parmesan Couscous

      3 reviews

      This tasty side dish is whipped up in just 10 minutes on the stovetop. It has a hit of garlic...


      Italian Bow Tie Supper

      7 reviews

      Joy Frey of Kelso, Missouri appreciates the convenience of this meal—its flavor might remind you of ravioli. "The recipe makes...