Cheese is probably not the first food you think of when you think about Valentine’s Day. But as much as we love indulging in chocolates on the day of love, our dedication to cheese is so profound that we also need to enjoy our fair share of cheesy Valentine’s Day recipes as well. And if you’re single this V-Day, that’s alright — there are plenty of amazing cheeses out there in the world that show that cheese is better than a significant other.
If you’re making dinner (or brunch) for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, then the options for incorporating your favorite cheese are great. You can’t go wrong with Valentine’s Day recipes that mix pasta with cheese for comfort food favorites, and grilled cheese makes a simple yet cute dinner option. For brunch, don’t shy away from more adventurous dishes like cheesy Eggs Benedict, and for dessert, cheesecake is where it’s at. When you can have cheese for every single meal of the day, why wouldn’t you?
Whether you’re celebrating V-Day with a special someone or just some friends, these 18 cheesy recipes are bound to make even a cynic’s heart warm. Cheese will never let you down.
1. Cheddar Chive Popovers
If you're going for the dinner-and-a-movie route at home, A Beautiful Mess' cheesy popovers make a great snack — and they also pair well with soup!
2. Smokey Three-Cheese Fondue With Garlic Buttered Croissants
There's nothing like sharing some gooey, warm fondue with someone you love. Half Baked Harvest does it impeccably well.
3. Blackberry Goat Cheese Crostini
Looking for something a little more delicate? Naturally Ella's crostini are light and fresh, with a creamy bite.
4. Cheesy French Toast
5. Fiocchetti with Pears and Parmesan Cream
Pears and parmesan make an elegant and seasonal pairing in The Kitchn's rich pasta dish.
6. Crepes With Asparagus And Gruyere
For a romantic pick, you can't go wrong with French food. Five and Spice's crepes are easy for beginners to make while also tasting amazing.
7. Goat Cheese Tomato Soup
What's better than grilled cheese and tomato soup? A Cozy Kitchen's cheesy tomato soup with a grilled cheese on the side. This is peak comfort food.
8. Strawberry Almond Stuffed French Toast
You don't have to opt for a savory brunch just to get your cheese fix. Savory Sweet Life's stuffed French toast is filled with cream cheese for an added delicacy.
9. Ultimate Mac And Cheese Casserole For Two
With gruyere, white cheddar, and bacon, you can't really go wrong with Table for Two's mac and cheese casserole. Grab two spoons and dig in.
10. Spicy Stout Cheese Fondue
For a super flavorful fondue, A Beautiful Mess uses stout beer and chipotle pepper. Enjoy it with hunks of bread and bell peppers.
11. Skillet Strawberry Cobbler With Swirled Cream Cheese Biscuit
Half Baked Harvest's strawberry cobbler makes a great breakfast or dessert. The cream cheese biscuits are the perfect balance between flaky and soft.
12. Gouda And Spinach Shells And Cheese
Gouda adds a nuttiness to Naturally Ella's mac and cheese, while spinach ensures you get some vegetables in this über cozy dish.
13. Grilled Cheese Eggs Benny
To start your day off with a bang, I Am A Food Blog combines prosciutto, lemony hollandaise sauce, gruyere, and a runny egg in the most perfect sandwich.
14. Lemony Ricotta Pasta With Basil
Lemon and basil add a lightness to The Kitchn's pasta dish, so you won't be left feeling bloated after a romantic dinner.
15. Beet Green And Ricotta Gnudi
If you love gnocchi, you'll also be a fan of Five and Spice's gnudi, which is even easier to make. Plus, they have a creamy cheese center.
16. Asparagus And Goat Cheese Risotto
A Cozy Kitchen's risotto is lovingly crafted into one of the most comforting dishes with a combo of goat cheese and parmesan.
17. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms With Spinach
When served alone or with a side of pasta, Savory Sweet Life's stuffed portobellos prove that sometimes, mushrooms are seriously underrated.
18. Goat Cheesecake With Berries
End a lovely day with a lovely dessert. Table for Two Blog's cheesecake strikes the perfect balance of sweet and creamy.
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