10 Hot and Cheesy Recipes to Indulge in This Winter

Jan 20, 2023

Hot cheese recipes

Sure, January is usually the month when everyone hops on the health and wellness train. But it’s also one of the darkest, coldest months of the year, and that means we’re more likely to want to stay home and snuggle up with something warm and comforting.

And since one cannot survive on green juice and roasted chickpeas alone, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite recipes featuring the warmest and comfiest food of them all: hot cheese.

So, grab a blanket and settle in, because between the puns and recipes, this one is bound to be cheesy.

 

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Apple and Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Truffle Salami

This leveled-up grilled cheese sandwich is a delicious twist on a comfort food classic.

Made on a griddle or a skillet, this recipe calls for Kerrygold reserve cheddar, which has a sharp, strong, rich and smooth flavor profile that complements the sweetness of the apple slices and saltiness of the salami well.

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Classic Extra-Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese with Crunchy Crumb Topping

You’ll never want to turn back to the boxed variety after trying this mac and cheese recipe.

Made with a rich and creamy sauce of extra-sharp cheddar cheese and Parmesan, elbow macaroni and buttery breadcrumbs, this dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family. To take it up a notch, try baking this dish in individual mini cocottes—it’ll add a new depth of flavor and give you more of the extra crispy edges everyone loves.

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Baked Brie en Croute with Jam

This Brie recipe is a delicious and elegant dish that’s perfect for a party appetizer or special occasion.

Puff pastry is wrapped around a wheel of creamy Brie cheese, topped with a sweet jam and finally baked until golden brown and bubbly. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth experience that is simply irresistible. While this hot cheese recipe calls for apricot jam, any jam, jelly or chutney can be used in this dish.

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Caramelized Onion and Brie Tartlets

Sweet, caramelized onions and creamy Brie are a match made in culinary heaven.

A sprinkle of sugar and sprigs of thyme add depth to the onions as they cook down, which are then mixed with the Brie and added to puff pastry cups—made in either muffin pans or individual tartlets.

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Goat Cheese Buffalo Dip

Ooey, gooey and extra delicious, this hot n’ cheesy buffalo dip is going to be your new go-to appetizer for game day, parties and family gatherings.

Goat cheese stands out in this dish with its bold, tangy flavor, but it’s not just a one-cheese recipe—cheddar cheese, mozzarella, blue cheese and cream cheese are stars here, too, helping to round out the flavor and neutralize some of the spiciness of the hot sauce.

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Goat Cheese and Herb Souffle

If you want to test your culinary prowess, look no further than the soufflé—it’s often regarded as one of the most difficult dishes to perfect.

This savory soufflé has a béchamel cheesy base to set this recipe up, with egg whites whipped in to complete the soufflé batter. Baked in ramekins for 20 minutes, you’re left with an airy, flavorful accompaniment to any special occasion dinner or brunch.

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Cheese and Bacon Rolls

There’s not much better than fresh baked bread—but when you add cheese and bacon into the mix, it becomes absolute perfection!

The rolls are perfect for a quick and easy snack, hearty breakfast or dinner side. You could even slice these in half and use them for some elevated game-day sliders and mini ham sandwiches!

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Three Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Mushrooms & Greens

Homemade dough and a combination of mozzarella, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and aged Asiago make this cheese pizza a winning recipe.

The mushrooms and greens add a hint of earthy flavor, while the cheese and caramelized onions give the pizza a subtle and balanced sweetness. Consider using a stone pizza pan to get that crispy and uniform brick-oven pizza crust right from your very own oven or grill.

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Classic Swiss Fondue with Crudité

This hot cheese dish is typically served in a communal pot and is eaten by dipping bread or vegetables into it.

Following tradition, this recipe calls for a blend of Swiss cheeses like Gruyère and Emmental, as well as a splash of white wine and a dash of garlic. Keep it warm in a dedicated fondue pot to ensure it’s hot and bubbly tableside.

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Three Cheese Ravioli with Sauteed Mushrooms & Sage

Homemade pasta made with a blend of creamy ricotta, Parmesan and Gorgonzola is sure to be a hit with anyone who tries this dish.

The sage brings out the earthy flavors of the mushrooms and imparts a nice, peppery flavor to complement the other spices in the dish. You can use a pasta maker or pasta attachment tool on your mixer to roll out the dough to the perfect thickness.

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