12 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese

Looking for something cheesy?! Here are 12 recipes that are sure to satisfy your cheese craving. Cheesy polenta and veggies, berry and ricotta parfaits, spaghetti meatball bites, and more!


This post is brought to you in partnership with Frigo® Cheese.

Friends, let us never underestimate the transformative power of cheese.

Even just a sprinkle of Parmesan or a crumble of feta can transform an otherwise simple dinner into something truly special.

This is what the recipes in this round-up are all about: transforming a few simple, fresh ingredients into meals worthy of a dinner party, a first date, or just an extra-nice weeknight meal to treat yourself after a long day.

We have a grilled steak salad topped with Parmesan flakes that will put you on a hillside in Tuscany, as well as easy berry and ricotta parfaits to end the meal. There’s also a spicy dish of baked eggs and tomatoes that would be the star of any brunch table, and garlic-ricotta stuffed mushrooms for your next potluck — along with lots of other ides!

Can you really ever have too many ways to sneak some cheese into your next meal? Answer: No, you cannot.

From Simply Recipes, developed for Frigo Cheese:

1. Cheesy Polenta with Grilled Sausages and Vegetables

The real star of this meal is actually the cheesy polenta, which is baked in the oven while you focus on the grill.

Cheesy Polenta with Grilled Sausages

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2. Ricotta and Summer Berry Parfaits

Such a simple and effortless summertime dessert. You can even prepare them up to a day ahead.

Ricotta Parfaits

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3. Make-Ahead Feta and Spinach Breakfast Wraps

These are great as both easy grab-and-go breakfasts during the week and also for big potluck brunches.

Make-Ahead Feta and Spinach Wraps

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4. Steak Salad with Arugula and Parmesan Cheese

One way ticket to Tuscany! The sprinkling of shaved parmesan over top makes this 5-ingredient dinner feel extra special.

Steak Salad

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5. Baked Fish with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

Fish couldn’t be simpler — just layer fillets in a dish and sprinkle with cheesy, buttery breadcrumbs. Bake and serve.

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6. Apple Galette with Blue Cheese, Almonds, and Honey

A sliver of this galette is the absolute perfect way to wrap up a fall dinner party.

Apple Galette

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From Frigo Cheese and Partners:

1. Portuguese Baked Eggs

Make this one for overnight guests and serve with plenty of crusty bread.

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2. Garlic-Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms

Creamy, garlicky one-bite wonders. Stuffed mushrooms are always the hit of the party.

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3. Baked Spaghetti and Meatball Bites

Save this recipe for your kid’s next birthday party! You can even make everything ahead, and then assemble and bake just before serving.

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4. Zucchini, Sun Dried Tomato and Mozzarella Tart

This is such an elegant and summery vegetarian main course!

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5. Asian Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Crunchy Asian pears are such a good pairing with blue cheese.

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6. Three Cheese Spinach Lasagna

Lasagna is, of course, the ultimate crowd-pleaser. This recipe lets you stuff some extra greens into each serving.

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12 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese