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Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

3 reviews

This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy slices of French bread, it makes the perfect appetizer—especially since it can be prepared ahead, put in the fridge, and then baked just before you want to serve it. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Cheddar-Butternut Squash Clafoutis

6 reviews

I came up with this savory version of the classic French dessert clafoutis and shared it for dinner with a...


Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...


Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

1 review

This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


Cranberry Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

1 review

Whether canned or homemade, cranberry sauce delivers a healthy dose of vitamins to this dish. A little bit sweet and...

Mushroom and Smoked Gouda Puff

2 reviews

It's so very easy, but it looks and tastes gourmet. Dinner party guests will be impressed with this perfect starter...


Pepper Jack Hash Brown Casserole

7 reviews

I found myself in need of an impromptu potato dish, but I had no potatoes. Frozen hash browns and the...

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...


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Apple-Gouda Pigs in a Blanket

4 reviews

For New Year’s, I used to make pigs in a blanket with beef and cheddar. But now I like apple...


Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

10 reviews

Be prepared to make this cheesy hash brown casserole again and again. Creamy and cheesy, it's hard to believe this...


Broccoli and Carrot Cheese Bake

1 review

A creamy sauce flavored with cheese makes vegetables so much more appealing to my crowd. This holiday side dish will...

Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

4 reviews

"These nicely seasoned potatoes are so fresh-tasting and creamy that there's no need for extra butter or gravy," writes Natalie...


Cranberry Brie Pecan Pinwheels

1 review

This recipe is a twist on baked Brie. My family always requests these during the holidays. They are delicious and...


Parmesan Asparagus

14 reviews

Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. Since it has just four ingredients, I assemble it in no...


Cranberry Brie Pinwheels

10 reviews

People may wonder when you found the time to make these crisp, flaky pinwheels—but they’re really quite easy to do....


Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole

4 reviews

After I found this broccoli cauliflower casserole in an old church cookbook, I adjusted it to make it lower in...

Apple-Pecan Baked Brie

3 reviews

As family arrives for a get-together, I make sure this fruity and savory Brie is in the oven so the...


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Zucchini and Cheese Casserole

19 reviews

My daughter and I love zucchini, and this casserole uses plenty for a hearty fall side dish. For extra color,...


Pumpkin Pinwheels

Cream cheese, mozzarella and roasted red peppers make these pumpkin-shaped pinwheels devilishly delicious. They were a hit at my last...


Appetizer Tomato Cheese Bread

5 reviews

I found this recipe a few years ago in a dairy cookbook, and it has become a family favorite. My...


Cheese Meatballs

18 reviews

I often rely on these rich, cheesy meatballs for party appetizers. Or I serve them alongside a tossed salad for...


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Spinach-Parm Casserole

22 reviews

For those who ignore Popeye and won’t eat their spinach, I find that spinach with garlicky butter and Parmesan helps...


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Twice-Baked Cheddar Potato Casserole

37 reviews

Bacon, cheddar and sour cream turn ordinary potatoes into an extraordinary twice baked potato casserole. It's one of our family's...


Beer Macaroni & Cheese

27 reviews

Creamy with a hint of beer, this cheesy mac is one of our favorites for a big family dinner. —Lauren...

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Baked Parmesan Broccoli

22 reviews

I began making this creamy side dish years ago as a way to get my kids to eat broccoli. They've...


Sharp Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

18 reviews

Try as I might, I can never follow a recipe exactly. Here's what I came up with when I made...


Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

12 reviews

Baked yellow squash is beautifully crispy. You don’t have to turn the pieces, but do keep an eye on them....


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Cheese & Herb Potato Fans

27 reviews

It's downright fun to make and serve this potato recipe. The fresh herbs, butter and cheeses are just what a...


Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

47 reviews

For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try this baked crostini recipe. If you like, slice the baguette...


Bacon ‘n’ Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

6 reviews

Here's my creamy and rich version of twice-baked potatoes. Always a treat, these stuffed potatoes go very well with the...