11 Cheesy Recipes To Make Sure This Is The Best Thanksgiving You've EVER HAD

Good news, everyone. We’re rapidly approaching the best holiday of the calendar year. Thanksgiving is a day to get together with your fave humans, take a moment to appreciate all the wonderful things you have, and then stuff yourself silly until your pants bust, you begin experiencing “the meat sweats,” and then you drift into a drool-filled nap while sitting up straight in a chair that no longer fits you. It’s the best. Add a few cheesy Thanksgiving recipes, and it's even better.

Because if there's any way to make this amazing day even more glorious than it already is, it's cheese. All the cheese. Cheese is such a wonderful, edible creation because it can be added to virtually any dish without making said dish taste weird. In fact, cheese always brings a recipe to the top of its taste-game. And here’s how you can have an entire Thanksgiving feast where every dish (even the desserts) include cheese.

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The Apps: 3-Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip

Let’s start this meal off right, shall we? This cheese dip by A Spicy Perspective is super easy, contains beer, and has a subtle kick. It’s the perfect food to show your guests exactly what you have in store for this fabulous feast.

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Twisted Cheese and Scallion Bread

Cheesy bread is the best. You don’t need me to tell you this. Twisted cheesy bread with scallions and red pepper flakes? That’s just a no-brainer. The Crepes of Wrath shows us how.

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Fried Ham and Cheese Rolls

Appetizers like this one are great because they’re single-serve and require zero utensils, so you know your guests will LOVE them. Also? This recipe by Apron and Sneakers includes ham inside of an egg roll, so… yeah. Pretty rad.

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The Sides: Italian Mac and Cheese

There are so many different kinds of cheese in this recipe, my head is spinning and I may or may not be drooling right now. It’s just a gooey, cheesy work of art. Huge thanks to The Little Epicurian for this all-star recipe.

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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

If you hated Brussels sprouts as a kid, give these a chance, because they’re about to turn your world upside down. The perfect combination of sweet and savory, this side by Taste and Tell is also easy to prepare. So maybe make extra, because your guests will be gobbling this up.

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Cheesy Accordion Potatoes

Skip the mashed potatoes this year and try out these little numbers instead. You’ll never look at potatoes the same way again. The Little Epicurean shows us how.

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Creamy Confetti Corn with Bacon

A recipe that requires eight slices of bacon and an entire package of cream cheese? Who would say no to that? Mel’s Kitchen Cafe breaks this recipe down for us.

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The Tre-Tres: Classic Roasted Turkey with Cheesy Bread Stuffing

This is a family recipe passed down from generation to all of us on the Interweb a la Simply Delicious. It’s the main event of the feast, so the prep and cook time will occupy a lot of your day. Plan ahead, and if you can make any of the other dishes the night before, it’d be wise to do so to keep your stress at a normal party-host level.

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Quinoa Crusted Three Cheese Zucchini and Eggplant Parmesan

This cheesy recipe by Half Baked Harvest is your Thanksgiving centerpiece. All other dishes can just go home now.

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Dessert: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Leave it to cheese to make a Thanksgiving classic like caramel apple pie taste even better. Averie Cooks has the recipe you need to know about.

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No-Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

This spectacular gem is a no-bake masterpiece that’ll probably have your feast-eaters drooling well into the Christmas season. It doesn’t get any better than Nutella. It just doesn’t.

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