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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 great with vegetable or chips.—Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

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...


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...


Nacho Rice Dip

Spanish rice mix adds an interesting twist to this effortless appetizer from Audra Hungate of Holt, Missouri. "Every time I...


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...

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 Chili

12 reviews

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

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...


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...


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


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...


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...


Pinto Bean Chicken Soup

1 review

Mexican Velveeta and green chilies add a kick to this satisfying soup sent in by Sybil Brown of Highland, California....


Cheesy Tortilla Soup

15 reviews

My daughter came up with this dish when trying to duplicate a soup she sampled at a restaurant. I always...

3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

3 reviews

This is probably the easiest chili cheese dip that I've ever come across, but it's one of my best-tasting recipes,...


Cheesy Beef Taco Salad

3 reviews

Arlene Ghent of St. Joseph, Michigan says, "I often double the recipe so there are leftovers for lunch the next...


Bacon Cheese Fondue

When I'm looking for an appetizer with mass appeal but want a change from the usual cheese spread, this is...


Ham & Cheese Grits Casserole

11 reviews

My book club ladies often ask me to bring “those grits.” I'd tell you how to store them, but I...


Chicken Cheese Soup

2 reviews

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


Haystacks with Cheese Sauce

Here's a recipe from my daughter that has a lot going for it. It's simple to toss together with ingredients...


Fiesta Appetizers

1 review

The fact that these go from freezer to oven means less last-minute kitchen fuss...and more time to spend with guests!—Sharon...


Cheesy Taco Chili

3 reviews

This recipe was created out of desperation when everyone was hungry and I only had a few items on hand....

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Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas

3 reviews

This Southwestern favorite relies on the microwave to make fast work out of dinner. Easy and mild, they're perfect for...


Nacho Salsa Dip

17 reviews

This zesty dip is great for any get-together and allows me to spend more time with my guests. I always...


Marvelous Shells ‘n’ Cheese

3 reviews

Says Lauren Versweyveld of Delavan, Wisconsin: “This macaroni dish is so good! I adapted the recipe from one my mother...


Slow Cooker Mexican Dip

8 reviews

My husband, Jamie, and I love to entertain and this hearty, 7-ingredient dip is always a hit…as well as a...


Easy Cheesy Nachos

1 review

There's no need to brown ground beef when fixing this satisfying snack. Laura Jirasek of White Lake, Michigan tops crunchy...


Mexican Fondue

2 reviews

A handful of items and a few moments of prep work are all you'll need for this festive fondue. Not...