6 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes with Cheese

Looking for something cheesy?! Here are 6 recipes that are sure to satisfy your cheese craving. Cheesy polenta and veggies, berry and ricotta parfaits, spinach feta wraps, and more!

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.

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 Sausage

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

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.

Spinach Feta Breakfast Wrap

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

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.

Baked Flounder

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