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One-Pot Mac and Cheese

1 review

Who likes cleaning up after making mac and cheese? Not this girl. This one-pot mac and cheese is a family favorite, and my 3-year-old is thrilled to see it coming to the dinner table. We love to add sliced smoked sausage to this creamy mac recipe! —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Southwestern Cheese Dip

1 review

To take the edge off the kids' (and our!) hunger, this dip can be whipped up in no time. It's...


Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

6 reviews

In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...


Skillet Mac & Cheese

90 reviews

This super creamy mac 'n' cheese is so simple it seems almost too easy! Kids really go for the rich...


Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

43 reviews

This creamy and spicy cheeseburger soup brings my family to the table in a hurry. I love the warming zip...

Grilled Cheesy Potatoes

1 review

When you're grilling a main course, toss this side dish on as well...you'll be glad you did! The rich red...


Mexican Beef-Cheese Soup

3 reviews

"This hearty soup appeals to all ages and can be spiced up to suit individual tastes," reports Kim Gollin of...

Hearty Cauliflower Soup

5 reviews

Our three young children aren't big cauliflower fans. But in this soup, the cauliflower can be mistaken for potatoes, and...


Macaroni and Cheese Soup

7 reviews

I have worked in the food service industry for too many years to count and have made this one-of-a-kind soup...


Cheese Broccoli Soup

31 reviews

This simple soup has basic ingredients, but it tastes so good. The green broccoli florets and the brilliant orange carrots...


Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

8 reviews

I brought this slightly spicy cheese dip to a gathering with friends and it was a huge hit. The spicy...

Cheesy Spinach

4 reviews

My daughter often serves this cheese and spinach blend at church suppers. Even people who don't usually eat spinach like...


Cheesy Chili

12 reviews

My six grandchildren enjoy feasting on big bowls of this zesty chili. It's so creamy and tasty you can even...


Cheeseburger Loaf

5 reviews

"I sometimes use spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese or picante sauce with Monterey Jack cheese to vary the taste."


Zesty Cheese Soup

2 reviews

"My husband and I are retired, but I still look for shortcut recipes like this one I received from a...


Hearty Broccoli Dip

4 reviews

You'll need just five ingredients to stir up this no-fuss appetizer from Sue Cal. "People often ask me to bring...

Cheesy Broccoli Macaroni

6 reviews

You'll need just four ingredients to fix this macaroni and cheese that gets extra flavor from broccoli and bacon. "It's...


Cheesy Ground Beef Soup with Veggies

My husband doesn't care for much for tomatoes, so I created this recipe that features lots of delicious cheese. We...


Peas in Cheese Sauce

6 reviews

Mom dresses up convenient frozen peas with a quick-to-fix cheese sauce that our family loves.


Cheesy Sausage Dip

1 review

The garlic really comes through in this crowd-pleasing cheese dip. It's one of our family's all-time favorites. I serve it...


Party Cheese Dip

2 reviews

I was served this dip when I was on a visit to Key West. I was able to copy the...


Hot Chili Dip

1 review

"I first made this zippy dip for my husband's birthday party," recalls Nikki Rosati of Franksville, Wisconsin. "So many people...


Beef Chili Cheese Dip

2 reviews

I love to keep these ingredients on hand for entertaining or quick-to-prepare hearty snacks.—Nancy Brown, Janesville, Wisconsin


Chili con Queso Dip

1 review

I can count on a roomful of smiles whenever I make this---and it couldn't be easier!—Tammy Leiber, Navasota, Texas

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Cheesy Chili Dip

2 reviews

Three ingredients are all Amy adds to a few cups of chili to create this fast-to-fix snack. Simply zap the...


Favorite Cheesy Potatoes

2 reviews

My family loves these potatoes. I make a large batch in disposable pans and serve them at all our get-togethers....


Bacon-Cheeseburger Chowder

29 reviews

The taste of a good bacon cheeseburger is hard to beat until you try this cheeseburger chowder! It's hearty, convenient...


Cheese Soup with a Twist

3 reviews

One of my favorite childhood memories is of my Aunt Claire serving up hearty bowlfuls of her famous cheesy soup....


Cheese Beef Burritos

1 review

After a busy day, this is a dish that I can get on the table fast. The recipe came about...


Big Batch Cheeseburger Soup

10 reviews

When my mother-in-law gave me her recipe for cheeseburger soup, I changed it a little to make it my own....