17 Cheesy Recipes That Prove Cheese Makes Everything Better — Even Broccoli

I'm a born and raised Wisconsin girl, which means I can't go a full week without a few cheesy recipes. If you're unfamiliar with the Midwestern state, there's really only one thing you need to know: we're obsessed with cheese. Seriously, our food pyramid basically consists of cheese, and cheese alone. Heck, we even wear cheese on our head to root for our NFL team.

Needless to say, I'm a firm believer that cheese can improve essentially any food or recipe. I would probably even eat grass if it was covered in a nice layer of gooey cheddar.

Don't believe me that cheese can make any dish even more delicious? Flip through these cheesy recipes and then see if you still disagree. I'm willing to bet you'll change your mind — and drool all over yourself in the process.

Image: Damn Delicious

by Kat Kuehl

Mac And Cheese Waffles

I love waffles, and I love mac and cheese. But, I never dreamed of these two foods colliding to create one plate full of deliciousness. Dreams really do come true.

Image and Recipe: I Am a Food Blog

Creamy Brie Four Cheese Mac And Cheese

You already know that mac and cheese is bae. Mac and cheese with extra cheese? This is pure heaven.

Image and Recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread

It can be difficult to improve on the perfection of moist and delicious banana bread. Stuffing it with cream cheese? Pure genius.

Image and Recipe: Averie Cooks

Cheddar Cheese Broccoli Tots

I’m game for anything that disguises the fact that I’m actually eating vegetables — and I’ll pretty much eat anything if it’s covered in cheese. Why couldn’t my mom have thought of coating broccoli in cheddar?

Image and Recipe: I Am a Food Blog

Cheesy Homemade Garlic Bread

With the satisfying crunch of toasted bread and the gooey deliciousness of melted cheese, cheesy garlic bread is near the top of my list of favorite foods.

Image and Recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Is there any sight more beautiful in this world than a bowl full of melted cheese? Scalloped potatoes get a delicious upgrade thanks to copious amounts of cheddar.

Image and Recipe: Averie Cooks

Cheesy Brussels Sprout Lasagna

You may THINK you don’t like Brussels sprouts, but smother those veggies with some cheese and then get back to me.

Image and Recipe: How Sweet It Is

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Hash browns on their own are good. Hash browns completely submerged in gooey, melted cheese? Heck yes. You’ll want to eat this for every meal of the day.

Image and Recipe: Table For Two

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

The phrase “cheese stuffed” is likely the best combination of words in the history of the English language. These meatballs certainly won’t disappoint.

Image and Recipe: Cooking for Keeps

Crispy Avocado Fries With Cheese Dip

Just when you thought avocados couldn’t possibly get any better, this recipe comes along. Crispy avocados and cheese dip are what dreams are made of.

Image and Recipe: Joy the Baker

Baked Cheesy Pretzel Poppers

Forget peanut butter and jelly. Pretzels and cheese are the ultimate food partners in crime. Give these cheesy pretzel poppers a taste, and you’ll never want to eat a plain ol’ pretzel again.

Image and Recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip

We all know that no dip is complete without gooey and stretchy melted cheese. This bacon spinach dip has plenty of cheesy deliciousness to tempt your tastebuds.

Image and Recipe: Damn Delicious

Mozzarella-Stuffed Mini Italian Meatloaves

I’m not a big meatloaf fan. But, all bets are off if you stuff it full with delicious mozzarella.

Image and Recipe: The Comfort of Cooking

Oreo Cream Cheese-Stuffed Red Velvet Brownies

This photo alone is enough to make anybody drool. Oreos, red velvet, and cream cheese? It’s almost too much to handle.

Image and Recipe: Taste and Tell

Sweet Corn And Goat Cheese-Stuffed Peppers

Make these goat cheese-stuffed peppers for your next party, and I guarantee you’ll be the most popular person in the room.

Image and Recipe: Naturally Ella

Cheese And Zucchini Scones

Sometimes, you’re just not in the mood for something too sweet. This savory twist on a tea-time classic gives you the flavor kick you need to get through the day.

Image and Recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

Garlic Cheese Fries

Regular fries are perfectly fine, but if the sight of warm, melty cheese fries doesn’t make you hungry, you’re obviously not a living, breathing human.

Image and Recipe: Damn Delicious