10 of the Cheesiest Recipes We've Ever Seen

Philly cheesesteak lasagna
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Cheese is one of the most addictive foods out there. Its tangy flavor is transformative, its velvety texture brings people to their knees! If there was a Cheeseaholics Anonymous, I would surely qualify for the program. But it doesn't, and quite honestly, I wouldn't want to join anyway.

These recipes -- which feature 10 magnificent ways you can cook and consume cheese -- are calling and their pull is too strong to resist. Indulge with me.

Taleggio pesto grilled cheese
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Taleggio can really melt! Complete it with herby pesto and crunchy pistachios. Find the recipe here.

Key ingredients: 

  • Bread
  • Taleggio cheese
  • Pistachios
  • Pesto
Broccoli cheese soup with fried cheese curds
<a href="http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/broccoli-cheddar-soup-with-fried-cheese-curds/" target="_blank">Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest</a>

Cheese soup not cheesy enough for you? Top it off with fried cheese curds. Find the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Broth
  • Sharp cheddar
  • Pumpkin beer
  • Cheese curds
Philly cheesesteak lasagna
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Youse want dat wit Whiz or provolone? Too bad, you're getting both. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Mushrooms
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Roast beef
  • Sharp provolone
  • Cheez Whiz
Queso
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Few things are cheesier than a creamy queso. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Green chiles
Pizza waffle
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Throw the cheese right onto the batter in the iron. It'll melt up as the batter cooks. Steps right here.

Key ingredients:

  • Pillsbury Grands! biscuits
  • Pizza sauce
  • Provolone cheese
  • Pepperoni
Bacon ranch cheese ball
<a href="http://damndelicious.net/2015/01/30/bacon-ranch-cheese-ball/" target="_blank">Courtesy of Damn Delicious</a>

Best served with something rich and buttery like Ritz crackers to cut the tang of the goat cheese. The recipe is here.

Key ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Pecans
  • Cream cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Goat cheese
Cheetos cheese bombs
<a href="http://www.ohbiteit.com/2015/08/cheetos-bombs.html" target="_blank">Courtesy of Oh Bite It</a>

Buttery puffed dough is filled with melted cheese and coated with bright-orange Cheetos crumbs. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Pillsbury biscuits
  • Cheetos
  • Mozzarella
Frenchies
<a href="http://www.ohsweetbasil.com/cheese-frenchees-deep-fried-grilled-cheese-recipe.html" target="_blank">Courtesy of Oh Sweet Basil</a>

These fried cheese sandwiches are called Frenchees in certain regions of the country, and they’re a Ritz Bits fan’s wet dream. Each grilled cheese gets a generous coating of crushed crackers before it's fried. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Sandwich bread
  • American cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ritz crackers
Pimento grilled cheese
<a href="http://www.dessertfortwo.com/2014/05/pimiento-grilled-cheese-fried-pickles/" target="_blank">Courtesy of Dessert for Two</a>

Pimento cheese plus fried pickles? Yup.

Key ingredients:

  • Pimentos
  • Aged cheddar cheese
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Thick bread
  • Fried pickles
Four cheese pizza
<a href="http://iamafoodblog.com/four-cheese-pizza-mozzarella-parmesan-brie-and-ricotta/" target="_blank">Courtesy of I am a Food Blog</a>

A cheese pizza that’s anything but plain. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Pizza dough
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Brie
  • Ricotta


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Perry Santanachote is Thrillist's recipes editor and is a cheeseaholic. Follow her at @perrysant.