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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Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love them, too! —Tanya Belt, Newcomerstown, Ohio

Turkey Gobble-Up

Whenever I roast turkey, my family never grumbles about the leftovers because they know I'll be making these delicious sandwiches....


Waffled Monte Cristos

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


Breakfast Burger

My husband is big on eggs and bacon, so I wanted to merge his breakfast favorites with a grilled burger...


Philly Cheese Sandwiches

I'm a big fan of cheesesteaks, and in this throw-together recipe my slow cooker does all the work. It's a...

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...

Baked Ham ‘N’ Cheddar Sandwiches

I've been baking these classic sandwiches for breakfast for just over 30 years. My family really likes them, so I...


Butterfly Cheese Sandwiches

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


Tuna Cheese Melts

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


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...


Cheese Frenchy Sandwiches

"I remember enjoying these crispy golden sandwiches at a restaurant when I was a teenager," writes Darlene Brenden of Salem,...


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...


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...


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.

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Bacon-Cheese English Muffins

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


Cheeseburger Buns

My mom stuffs soft homemade yeast rolls with ground beef, tomato sauce and cheese to make these tasty sandwiches. They're...


B Is For Book Sandwich

To fix this ham-and-cheese pleaser, just take a page from our creative food editors. You also can use a cutout...


Bacon & Cheese Meatball Sliders

Homemade beef patties and DIY slider buns make these mini burgers the life of any party. —Taste of Home Test...


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Super Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Heat up your indoor grill to make these ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich recipes. They're delicious served with soup! —Debbie Murray,...