Everyday Cooking

10 Ways to Use Parmesan Cheese

May 23, 2014

Just as you always have a bottle of wine on hand for unexpected company or one of those days, and you keep cookie dough in the freezer in case of emergency, you should always -- always! -- have a sharp triangle of Parmesan in your cheese drawer.

Because Parmesan will make any savory dish better, more deeply flavored, more likely to inspire all those semi-inappropriate noises you make when you eat something really, really good. All hail Parmesan, king of the foods!

Chicken Fingers by Merrill Stubbs

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Italian Celery and Mushroom Salad by Waverly

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Black Pepper Popovers with Chives and Parmesan by FamilyStyle Food

Black Pepper Popovers with Chives and Parmesan


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Hand-Formed Parmesan Tater Tots by CamillaMMann

Hand-Formed Parmesan Tater Tots


Chard Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Parmesan by Merrill Stubbs

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Leek, Fennel, and Mushroom Galette from Waverly

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Parmesan Broth by Sue Conley & Peggy Smith

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Craig Claiborne's Pasta con Asparagi by Genius Recipes


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Extra-Tender Meatballs by Merrill Stubbs

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rebecca May 25, 2014
Parmesan all the way! They all look great
Kenzi W. May 23, 2014
Every time I see that chard salad it's like I'm falling in love all over again.
Marian B. May 23, 2014
I'm telling Eric.
Liz B. May 23, 2014
That parmesan broth is still on my list. Oh the saltinessssss

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