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Loaded Cowboy Queso

Loaded Cowboy Queso is the ultimate football dip! This easy appetizer loaded with cheese, beer, black beans, tomatoes and sausage is our family's favorite tailgating recipe. I often serve it with homemade tortilla chips sprinkled with taco seasoning. —Becky Hardin, St. Peters, Missouri

Skillet Mac & Cheese

This creamy mac and cheese is so simple it’s almost too easy! Kids always go for the rich cheese flavor,...


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Cheeseburger Cups

A terrific recipe for moms with young kids and busy lives, this simple, inexpensive dish is made with handy ingredients...


Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas

This Southwestern favorite relies on the microwave to make fast work out of dinner. Easy and mild, they're perfect for...


Chili con Queso Dip

I can count on a roomful of smiles whenever I make this---and it couldn't be easier!—Tammy Leiber, Navasota, Texas

Beer Cheese Soup

Onion, parsley, paprika and beer flavor this smooth rich soup. A family friend used to invite us up for Sunday...


Cheesy Chili

My six grandchildren enjoy feasting on big bowls of this zesty chili. It's so creamy and tasty, you can even...

3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

This is probably the easiest chili cheese dip that I've ever come across, but it's one of my best-tasting recipes,...


Easy Cheesy Nachos

There's no need to brown ground beef when fixing this satisfying snack. Laura Jirasek of White Lake, Michigan tops crunchy...


Hearty Taco Dip

I created this great dip by accident one day when I wanted to make a taco casserole but discovered I...


Beef Chili Cheese Dip

I love to keep these ingredients on hand for entertaining or quick-to-prepare hearty snacks.—Nancy Brown, Janesville, Wisconsin

Crab Cheese Fondue

"We used to host fondue parties regularly with our friends and tried to outdo each other with the most wonderful...


Cheesy Chili Dip

Three ingredients are all Amy adds to a few cups of chili to create this fast-to-fix snack. Simply zap the...


Cheese Beef Burritos

After a busy day, this is a dish that I can get on the table fast. The recipe came about...


Cheesy Sausage Dip

The garlic really comes through in this crowd-pleasing cheese dip. It's one of our family's all-time favorites. I serve it...