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Ooey, Gooey Cheese Dinners That'll Have You Melting

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I’m not sure if it’s my love for puns or dairy, but I’ve been called cheesy more times than I can count. And now that bathing suit season is behind us, I’m ready for the non-stop comfort of creamy chèvre and sharp cheddar. But even though I utterly enjoy a cheese plate or queso dip, I can’t recommend eating a whole block for dinner in good conscience. A cheese that stands alone just isn’t enough for dropping temperatures and brisk autumn breezes.

But that doesn't mean you can't have a dinner with a strong cheese foundation. By stuffing, shredding, or stirring it into pastas, breads, and vegetables, you'll get a warm, fuzzy feeling. From lasagna to sandwiches to gratins, here are 16 cheesy dinners you can enjoy all autumn long. Isn't it grate to have it all?

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Eric Kayser's Croque-Monsieur with Mornay Sauce
Eric Kayser's Croque-Monsieur with Mornay Sauce
Glazed Shallot, Walnut, Sage, and Goat Cheese Pizza
Glazed Shallot, Walnut, Sage, and Goat Cheese Pizza
Mushroom Stuffed Giant Shell Pasta
Mushroom Stuffed Giant Shell Pasta
Ruth Reichl’s Diva of a Grilled Cheese

Ruth Reichl’s Diva of a Grilled Cheese by Genius Recipes

Roasted Eggplant and Sautéed Greens Lasagna

Roasted Eggplant and Sautéed Greens Lasagna by Alexandra Stafford

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

Georgian Khachapuri Filled with Ramps, Green Onions, Herb... by Kukla

Truffled, Mustardy Mac & Cheese

Truffled, Mustardy Mac & Cheese by Samantha Weiss Hills

Crispy Prosciutto-Rosemary Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread)
Crispy Prosciutto-Rosemary Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread)
Greens-Stuffed, Cheese-Stuffed Quesadilla
Greens-Stuffed, Cheese-Stuffed Quesadilla
Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese

Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese by Merrill Stubbs

Joshua McFadden's Bitter Greens Salad with Melted Cheese

Joshua McFadden's Bitter Greens Salad with Melted Cheese by Genius Recipes

Lacinato Kale Gratin

Lacinato Kale Gratin by Marian Bull

Yes, French Onion Soup Is This Easy to Make

Yes, French Onion Soup Is This Easy to Make by Shani Frymer

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Kale and Italian Sausage Lasagna with Pumpkin Béchamel
Kale and Italian Sausage Lasagna with Pumpkin Béchamel
Entomatadas (Cheese-Filled, Tomato Sauce-Smothered Tortillas)
Entomatadas (Cheese-Filled, Tomato Sauce-Smothered Tortillas)
How to Make Noodle Kugel Without a Recipe
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How to Make Noodle Kugel Without a Recipe

Are you cheesy? What's your favorite kind (dairy or pun!)? Share below.