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Cheesy Potato

Food Club® Cheesy Potatoes

Food Club cheesy potatoes

Everyone has their favorite cheesy potatoes recipe, but we’re bringing you the ultimate recipe. Give this easy and cheesy potato recipe a try for any upcoming get together.

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen hash browns

3 cans cream of chicken soup

2 cups cheddar cheese

4 tbs. melted butter

Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×13 inch pan.

Mix hash browns, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, butter and salt and pepper together. Add to 9×13 inch pan and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with ham and rolls for the perfect comfort meal.

Cache Valley Hearty Cheese Casserole

Spice up your next meal with a great recipe from Cache Valley® 

Cache Valley is a real place. A naturally beautiful valley in Utah. It’s that wholesome place that inspires Cache Valley® to create the rich, flavorful cheese that brings this recipe to life. 

You may not know that tomatillos are more than just “little tomatoes.” They’re a separate variety of fruit with their own distinct flavor, and every facet of that bold and slightly sweet taste comes to life in this roasted chicken enchilada casserole.

Hearty shredded chicken, delicious Cache Valley® cheese, and just the right amount of spice from a poblano pepper come together to make your next meal unforgettable.

Serves 12 | 360 calories per serving | 21g protein per serving | Total cook time: 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium poblano pepper
  • 12 tomatillos
  • 2 tbsp. Cache Valley® butter
  • 1 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz. light sour cream
  • ¼ tsp. chipotle powder, optional
  • 18 corn tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 3 cups Cache Valley® Finely Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Shreds

Instructions:

  • PLACE oven rack 6 inches from the broiler and preheat broiler. Brush a cookie sheet lightly with oil. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • REMOVE and discard stems, seeds and pulp from pepper. Cut pepper in half lengthwise.
  • REMOVE paper husk from tomatillos and rinse them. Cut in half across the diameter. Place tomatillos and pepper cut side down on baking sheet and brush lightly with oil.  
  • BROIL for 6 to 8 minutes until lightly browned. Let sit for 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Chop and set aside.
  • RESET oven to 350° F.  
  • MELT butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.  Sauté green onions until soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour until well blended. Gradually stir in chicken broth.  
  • BOIL on high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until sauce has thickened. Add in sour cream and chipotle powder. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • BRUSH a small skillet lightly with oil as needed to sauté the tortillas.  Sauté each tortilla separately for about 10 to 20 seconds on each side until cooked through, but not crisp.
  • SPREAD ½ cup sauce onto the prepared pan. Layer 6 tortillas over the sauce to form a single layer. Spread tortillas with ⅓ of the tomatillo and pepper mixture, then top with⅓ of the chicken and 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat for a total of 3 layers, ending with cheese on top.
  • BAKE uncovered near the top of the oven for 35 to 40 minutes until bubbling and lightly browned.
Cheese dip with chips

Queso Recipe

Cheese dip with chips

More cheese please! We have the perfect queso dip for you! It’s easy to make and can be used in so many ways! We love to dip chips, soft pretzels and bread in our queso. It also tastes great served with tacos or grilled chicken.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup whole milk

1 cup diced tomatoes

1 cup fire roasted whole green chilies, chopped

3 cups grated cheddar cheese

3 cups Monterey Jack cheese

1 15 oz can of refried beans (optional)

Directions

In a cast iron skillet heat the butter on medium heat until melted. Add flour and whisk together.

Add milk and whisk together for about 3-4 minutes. Add tomatoes, chiles, both cheeses and refried beans, if using, until combined.

Enjoy warm!

Macaroni and Cheese with jalapenos and bacon

Jalapeno and Bacon Loaded Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese with jalapenos and bacon

Not to be too cheesey but… anything is pastable with this Mac n’ Cheese recipe. Jalapenos, bacon and cheddar galore!

Ingredients:

½ lb. dried elbow pasta

Jalapenos (chopped)

Precooked bacon bits

¼ cup unsalted butter

¼ cup all-purpose flour

¾ cup whole milk

1 ¼ cups half and half

4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

¼ tbsp salt

¼ tbsp black pepper

Dash of paprika

Chives for garnishing

Instructions:

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish (or your choice of an oven safe dish) and set aside.

Heat a large pot of salted water until you reach a boil. Once boiling, add pasta. Cook 1-2 minutes less than the package directs to keep it al dente. Once cooked, drain and drizzle with oil to prevent noodles from sticking together.

While your pasta is cooking, start your cheese sauce mixture. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add flour and whisk until combined. Cook for about 1 minute, continually whisking.

Slowly add in about half of your milk and heavy cream mixture. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the remainder of milk and half and half, whisking until smooth.

Continue cooking over medium heat. Keep whisking frequently and watch as mixture begins to thicken. Once it has reached a very thick consistency, it’s ready for the cheese.

Add in salt, pepper, and paprika with about 1 ½ cups your grated cheese. Stir until combined, then add in another 1 ½ cups of cheese. Stir until completely melted and smooth.

Take your mixture and cooked pasta noodles and combine in a large mixing bowl. Add in your chopped jalapenos and bacon bits (as much as you would like). Mix together.

Add half of your pasta mixture into your prepared oven dish and layer with more grated cheese. Pour over the rest of your pasta mixture, and finish it off with the remainder of your grated cheese.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and starts to turn a light golden brown.

Carefully remove once cooked and set aside. Add chopped up chives or fresh parsley and enjoy your fresh baked homemade loaded Mac n’ Cheese delight.

Classic Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Baked

Homemade Classic Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Elbow Noodle Mac and Cheese in a Dish

Classic Mac is where it’s at! Think outside the box with this homemade Mac n’ Cheese recipe your friends and family can’t help but devour.

Ingredients:

½ lb. dried elbow pasta

¼ cup unsalted butter

¼ cup all-purpose flour

¾ cup whole milk

1 ¼ cups half and half

4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

¼ tbsp salt

¼ tbsp black pepper

Dash of paprika

Instructions:

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish (or your choice of an oven safe dish) and set aside.

Heat a large pot of salted water until you reach a boil. Once boiling, add pasta. Cook 1-2 minutes less than the package directs to keep it al dente. Once cooked, drain and drizzle with oil to prevent noodles from sticking together.

While your pasta is cooking, start your cheese sauce mixture. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add flour and whisk until combined. Cook for about 1 minute, continually whisking.

Slowly add in about half of your milk and heavy cream mixture. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the remainder of milk and half and half, whisking until smooth.

Continue cooking over medium heat. Keep whisking frequently and watch as mixture begins to thicken. Once it has reached a very thick consistency, it’s ready for the cheese.

Add in salt, pepper, and paprika with about 1 ½ cups your grated cheese. Stir until combined, then add in another 1 ½ cups of cheese. Stir until completely melted and smooth.

Take your mixture and cooked pasta noodles and combine in a large mixing bowl. Add half of your pasta mixture into your prepared oven dish and layer with more grated cheese.

Pour over the rest of your pasta mixture, and finish it off with the remainder of your grated cheese.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and starts to turn a light golden brown. Carefully remove once cooked and set aside for fresh baked homemade Mac and Cheese delight.

Cheese and Herb Garlic Bread Pull Apart

Cheese Bread Pull Apart

Cheese and Herb Garlic Bread Pull Apart

Here’s to the cheese bread recipe of your dreams. Pull apart this heavenly recipe and you’ll see things moving in slow motion. Easy to make, easy to love, and easy to share!

Ingredients:

1 large loaf of bread (unsliced)

1/2 cup butter

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 tbsp fresh oregano

1 tbsp fresh thyme

1 tbsp fresh parsley

2 cups mozzarella (shredded)

1/4 cup parmesan (grated)

Optional chili flakes for spice

Instructions:

To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Get a baking sheet and prep it with lined baking paper (parchment, aluminum foil, etc.)

Place your loaf of bread onto the pan or cutting board. Start by cutting a diagonal pattern with a serrated knife into the bread. Be sure to make your cuts all the way to the bottom, but without cutting through the base.

In a bowl, mix together butter, thyme, parsley, and oregano.

Using your fingers (or utensil), hold open the sliced sections of your bread and pour butter mixture liberally. The more butter, the better. Add chilli flakes here as well if desired.

Next comes the cheese. Start by stuffing placing the mozzarella into the bread cracks.

Cover your loaf with foil, and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. The foil will prevent your cheese from burning.

Once melted, remove the foil and sprinkle your parmesan cheese over the loaf.

Place loaf back in the oven for another 5 minutes, or until melted and golden brown.

Once cooked, add more fresh parsley for garnish and flavoring.

Plate, pull, enjoy!

Grilled Cheese Dippers

Rolled grilled cheese with tomato soup

The perfect snack has finally been created- the Grilled Cheese dipper! To accomplish this delicious and dippable snack, you simply roll and grill your traditional grilled cheese. To make this snack even better, don’t forget the tomato soup for the perfect dipping combo.

Ingredients:

1 loaf white bread

1 pkg. sliced cheddar cheese

1 can tomato soup

Instructions:

Lay two slices of white bread side-by-side on a flat surface and roll to 1/4 inch thick with a rolling pin. Lay a slice of a cheese on top and roll into a pin-wheel shape. If needed, slide a toothpick through each side to hold in place while you grill.

After rolling out the amount you need, heat a frying pan with 2 tbs. of butter over medium heat until butter is fully melted. Lay 3-5 rolled grilled cheese in the pan and rotate 90 degrees after browned and melty until you have grilled the entire roll.

To serve, heat tomato soup through and dip the cheesy grilled cheese dippers. Enjoy!

Charcuterie Board with Cheese, Meat, Fruit, and Spreads

Charcuterie Board 101

Charcuterie Board with Cheese, Meat, Fruit, and Spreads

Transport yourself on a trip across the world with these Charcuterie Board basics. Your creation will have your guests screaming “Brie mine” as soon as you place it on the table. The diversity of cheeses, meats, spreads and more will take your taste buds on a glorious ride of creating the perfect bite. Not only will it be the essential photo op to swoon over once it’s all gone, it will inspire your friends and family to challenge themselves with reinventing their own version for your future tasting pleasures.

First things first, cheese.

Cheese Options, Brie, Blue Cheese, and Gouda

Your cheese choices are the foundation to the perfect charcuterie board. We recommend challenging yourself with as many cheeses as you desire, but at minimum 3-4 kinds will give you the combination to start things off right. Taking one from each of these categories will hit the cheese palette necessities:

  • Firm
    • Your choice of firm cheeses can potentially be the most overwhelming with the variety we offer, but also the most recognizable to most cheese lovers. Providing your guests with something familiar is the base for the cheese portion of your board.
    • A few favorites that will please all cheese lovers are Parmesan, Manchego, Swiss or Gruyere.
  • Soft
    • Soft cheeses will be the fresh, creamy and easily spreadable types. Easy to eat on a cracker or bread, these types prevent the prolonged effort of slicing while everyone else waits their turn.
    • Select from crowd favorites like Brie, Fresh Mozzarella or Burrata, or change things up with Goat Cheese or Chevre for a tangy flavor.
  • Blue
    • Regardless if you love stinky cheese or not, the blue cheese family is a charcuterie board staple.
    • For the blue cheese lovers, we recommend Gorgonzola, Roquefort or Stilton.
  • Aged
    • The final category we recommend are of the aged and matured variety. The ripening of these cheeses in controlled conditions allows for a texture and flavor that stands apart from the others.
    • We recommend the classics like Gouda, Comte, and White Cheddar.

Next up, meat.

Salami, Crackers, and Cheese

Cured meats are an addition you can’t leave out. Nothing compares to the pairing of a delicious meat and cheese, a favorite across all ages. To ensure you hit the mark on pairings, include at least 2-3 different types of cured meats.

  • Popular choices are Prosciutto, Salami, Capicola, Pepperoni and Chorizo.

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Cracker Flavors, natural, cinnamon, chocolate, sweet lemon, and vanilla

While the cheese and meats are the star of the show, nothing completes the perfect bite without the crunch of a cracker or fullness of a bread. Gluten free individuals included, crackers lay a foundation for the perfect stack of charcuterie ingredients. We recommend hitting a few categories for ample satisfaction:

  • Plain options for the simpler folks, such as a French Baguette or natural flavored crackers. Adding the option of types infused with herbs may inspire some to venture outside of their comfort zone.
  • For those wanting to mix things up, options of a variety of crackers can challenge the palette. Cinnamon, Sweet Lemon, or Chocolate and Vanilla. We challenge you to try something new, and we promise you’ll discover a new favorite mixture of taste you never expected to love.
  • And for those who are unable to eat the above, a variety of gluten free crackers are welcomed on your board and are similarly delicious to their counterparts.

Fruitful Flavors.

Blackberries and Grapes

Not only will fruit add a much-needed color boost to your board, but the sweet flavors will complete the charcuterie family. Stick to traditional choices for those who will sway away from the bolder flavors, but pick from a variety of others to continue the exploration of your taste buds.

  • Grapes are a clear choice in our opinion, but the addition of seasonal fruits will work to most of your liking’s. Pomegranates and cranberries are a wonderful choice.
  • Don’t forget your dried fruits like figs or apricots.

Go Nuts.

Walnuts

An additional crunchy factor helps break things up with a bite between the richer choices. Mixing in familiar tastes is always a smart choice. But these additions continue to challenge the palette with some of the following options.

  • Classics like almonds, cashews, walnuts and more are always welcomed.
  • To adjust tradition, incorporate new flavors like sweet and spicy nuts or olive oil fried almonds.

Sweeten Up.

Brie Cheese with a honey drizzle

No charcuterie board is complete without a touch of sweetness. A drizzle of honey here, a dab of jam there, the choice is yours. We recommend a few choices to satisfy many palettes, such as:

  • Jams and spreads like raspberry, peach, blackberry and pomegranate help break up the taste.
  • Quality honey for those with a classic sweet craving help emphasize the cheese, in particular the Brie (the drizzle isn’t hard on the eyes either)!

Final Touches.

In case you don’t have enough on your plate, we have a few extras for the ultimate charcuterie fixings. Salty, sweet, and acidic flavors are the final touch. A few last recommendations for your pleasure:

  • Salty needs like marinated capers and olives add color and bite to your board.
  • Acidity like mustard and pickles are another classic staple.
  • Add some savory goodness like marinated red peppers to mix things up.
  • And of course, what is a charcuterie board without some dark chocolate shavings?

Make each charcuterie board your own, incorporating your favorite combinations of flavors. Challenge your friends and family with blends that may seem odd or outside the box. The never-ending board of beauty and flavor are perfect to start your gathering off just right. Happy plating!

Macaroni N Cheese

The perfect way to end the day…a classic family favorite.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked macaroni
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste

In large pot, boil water. Add macaroni and cook until tender. Drain. Set aside. Melt butter in small pan and add flour. Cook over low heat until thickened. Whisk in milk until smooth. Add in cheese and stir until melted. Add macaroni and stir until coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Blue Cheese Burger

Get grilling with this savory all-american burger!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • t tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil

For serving:

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 cups arugula or lettuce
  • 4 toasted buns
  • Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Combine first six ingredients and separate into four equal sized patties approximately 3/4 inches thick.
  2. Grill the burgers on medium high heat until golden brown and slightly charred on the first side, about 4-6 minutes (depending on how you like your meat.) Flip over the burgers and repeat.
  3. While burger is cooking, cook bacon on a skillet, drain excess grease.
  4. Add bleu cheese to burger 1 minute before finished cooking. Toast buns on grill.
  5. Toss arugula with 2 tsp. of olive oil. Top burger with arugula, bacon, Dijon mustard and any other toppings of choice (tomato, onion, etc.).