American Cheese Recipes

Our recipes with American cheese are real crowd pleasers, from casseroles and mac and cheese to dips and appetizers.

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Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce Updated VSA

These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food" without having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois

Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...


Best Scrambled Eggs

They don't call these the best scrambled eggs for no reason. Some people are skeptical about trying these eggs, but...


Waffled Monte Cristos

My husband and I enjoy Monte Cristos so much that I created this non-fried version to cut down on fat....


Cauldron Cheese Ball

Red and yellow pepper strips make the perfect “fire” for this easily constructed cauldron. Be sure to take a picture...

Ham ‘n’ Cheddar Cornbread

This layered corn bread "sandwich" baked in the oven is a great accompaniment for steaming soup and a salad.—Christa Habegger,...


Muffuletta Subs

“I love the taste and no-stress preparation of these hearty sandwiches,” writes Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. “They're...

Hearty Grilled Cheese

I enjoy watching gourmet cooking shows on television. As a mother of five, I find those time-consuming dishes don't fit...


Butterfly Cheese Sandwiches

I used a cookie cutter to shape these sandwiches, then decorated them using olives and piped cream cheese.—Lenore Walters, Oklahoma...


Three-Cheese Macaroni

Melonie Corbin's creamy homemade macaroni and cheese is quick to fix and costs only 58¢ a helping. "You can add...


Tomato Cheese Pizzas

“My mom used to prepare these yummy pizzas in the toaster oven for me when I was little,” Michelle Wise...

Tuna Cheese Melts

This sandwich dresses up a typical tuna sandwich with American cheese and rye bread spread with a mixture of sour...


Cheesy Ham Casserole

I've often increased this recipe for big family events. It's a hearty dish that goes over well with a couple...


Crunchy Ham and Cheese

Crushed potato chips put the crunch in this appetizing variation on ham and cheese. “Serve this layered sandwich with a...


Halloween Tuna Cheese Melts

Adult and little goblins alike are sure to enjoy these easy, cheesy sandwiches at your next Halloween party.—Bernadine Dirmeyer, Harpster,...


Asparagus Cheese Soup for Two

Although I came from a large family, I had to adjust to cooking for two during the years I had...

Mini Subs

I made these sandwiches for my daughter, Ashelen, when we ran out of bread one day. Now she prefers them...


Veggie Cheese Sandwiches

I try to keep the ingredient on hand for these toasted sandwiches. Add whatever vegetables best fit your taste, or...


Hickory-Smoked Cheeseburgers

Every time I make this recipe, my guests compliment me on how great the burgers taste. The secret is a...


Hot Beef Cheddar Subs

Hot Beef Cheddar Subs are like cheesy sloppy joes tucked into hollowed-out crusty rolls. "My family devours these hearty and...


Jack-o’-Lantern Sandwiches

Be prepared for happy faces when you make these eye-catching jack-o'-lanterns. We loaded the sandwiches with flavorful fillings, then easily...


Hash Brown Cheese Omelet

In Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Jennifer Reisinger makes a family-pleasing meal out of this fluffy omelet filled with potatoes, onion and green...


Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Instead of topping juicy cheeseburgers with sauteed mushrooms, include some savory 'shrooms in the meat mixture for a new twist!...


Two-Tone Grilled Cheese

“My family loves these quick-to-fix sandwiches,” says Rhonda Beckett, who makes them with two kinds of bread and two kinds...

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Apple-Ham Grilled Cheese

Meet the Cook: After finding this recipe years ago, I altered it to fit our tastes by adding the apples....


Cheese Cutout Sandwiches

These open-faced sandwiches are a cut above the rest! To make them, you simply use two kinds of cheese, ham,...


Grilled Deli Sandwiches

This outstanding sourdough sandwich is packed with a variety of meats, cheeses and sauteed vegetables.


Bacon-Cheese English Muffins

THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE is just too good to keep to myself! My daughter shared it with me.
The portions...


Herbed Cheese Omelet

"One bite of this cheesy omelet and you'll notice its fresh herb flavor," assures Shirley LeFevre from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. "I...


Jack-o’-Lantern Burgers

It's fun to "carve" cheesy faces on these nicely seasoned burgers I served at my Halloween theme party. Hungry trick-or-treaters...