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10 Recipes That Prove You Should Eat More Melted Cheese

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We probably don't need to remind you about the merits of melted cheese (right? The gooeyness. The gooeyness!). We think it's the sunniest part of any cheese plate, the best layer on a tray of nachos, a requisite on burgers. Heck, we even like cheese that has been melted, then cooled, then re-melted

We don't think you should ever need an excuse to melt cheese—but if you're looking for a sign...

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Make crispy-edged, melty-centered sandwiches:

Gabrielle Hamilton's Grilled Cheese by Genius Recipes

Gabrielle Hamilton's Grilled Cheese

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Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with Bacon & Tomato) by Genius Recipes

Pimento Grilled Cheese

 

For good measure, cover some vegetables with it:

Lacinato Kale Gratin by Marian Bull

Kale gratin

 

Roasted Red Peppers with Anchovies, Garlic, and Goat Cheese by Phyllis Grant

Roasted red peppers with goat cheese

 

Or fold it into a flaky pastry:

Focaccia di Recco by Emiko

Focaccia di Recco

 

Georgian Khachapuri Filled with Ramps, Green Onions, Herbs, and Cheese by Kukla

Khachapuri

 

Tomato and Cream Cheese Turnovers by fiveandspice

Tomato and Cream Cheese Turnover

 

Seadas (Sardinian Honey and Cheese Pastries) by Emiko

Seadas 

 

Or just go a little over the top:

Classic Mac and Cheese by Sue Conley & Peggy Smith

Mac and Cheese

 

Fried Goat Cheese with Honey and Black Pepper by Alexandra Higgins

Fried Goat Cheese with Honey and Black Pepper

What are you melting cheese onto? Share your best tips below.

Tags: Menu Ideas, cheese, melted