5 Weeknight Dinners for People Who LOVE Cheese

If your life motto is "More cheese, please," these meals are for you.
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Monday: "6 Cheese Under" Mac 'n' Cheese

6 cheese under mac & cheese

Start the week on a high note. Gruyere, fontina, Monterey jack, American, cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses combine in this super cheesy mac dish. Kids and adults will fight for the last bite.

Recipe: Try our "6 Cheese Under" Mac 'n' Cheese

Tuesday: Creamy Beet & Goat Cheese Risotto

creamy beet goat cheese risotto

Beets are full of nutrients (folate, potassium, and manganese, to name a few), low in calories, and rich in color. Goat cheese just tastes really, really good. Together, the two make for a healthful, colorful, flavorful risotto you won't be able to stop eating.

Recipe: Try our Creamy Beet & Goat Cheese Risotto

Wednesday: Grilled Brie-Stuffed Burgers with Bacon

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These Juicy Lucys aren't filled with your everyday cheddar; bite inside for a mouthful of melty brie in the middle of the patty. Naturally, we added bacon to complete this burger perfection.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Brie-Stuffed Burgers with Bacon

Thursday: Cheesy Chicken Bake

cheesy chicken bake

Three great things about this dish: 1) It's topped with a melty layer of fontina; 2) It's got chicken and vegetables, so it checks the nutrition bases; and 3) It's on your table in 30 minutes. Winner winner, cheesy chicken dinner!

Recipe: Try our Cheesy Chicken Bake

Friday: Three-Cheese Arugula Pizza

Three-Cheese Arugula Pizza

Mozzarella and Parmesan are pretty standard pizza toppings, but once you've tasted a pizza with creamy ricotta in the mix, you'll never go back. A couple handfuls of cherry tomatoes and some leafy greens on top help you get your veggies in a delicious way.

Recipe: Try our Three-Cheese Arugula Pizza

Shopping List

For the "6 cheese under" mac 'n' cheese: 

  • 5 cups milk
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyere
  • 3 oz. fontina
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterey jack
  • 2 sliced American cheese
  • 3 1/2 cups grated sharp yellow cheddar
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1/4 tbsp. ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. macaroni
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

For the creamy beet & goat cheese risotto:

  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 large beet
  • 8 oz. soft goat cheese
  • Torn fresh mint

For the grilled brie-stuffed burgers with bacon: 

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 6 oz. brie
  • EVOO, for brushing
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Mayonnaise, tomato and lettuce, for serving

For the cheesy chicken bake: 

  • 1 1/2 lb. tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. EVOO
  • 4 6 oz. boneless
  • 1 cup grated fontina

For the three-cheese arugula pizza:

  • 1 1/2 lb. refrigerated or frozen whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 4 large cloves garlic
  • 30 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups arugula
  • 1 tbsp. EVOO