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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

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


Hearty Taco Dip

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


Bacon-Cheeseburger Chowder

The taste of a good bacon cheeseburger is hard to beat until you try this cheeseburger chowder! It's hearty, convenient...


Corn Chip Chili Cheese Dip

After trying to create a Mexican soup, I ended up with this outstanding dip. My husband and two young children...

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...


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,...


Beef Chili Cheese Dip

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


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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...

Ham & Cheese Grits Casserole

My book club ladies often ask me to bring “those grits.” I'd tell you how to store them, but I...


Skillet Mac & Cheese

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


Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

I brought this slightly spicy cheese dip to a gathering with friends and it was a huge hit. The spicy...


Slow Cooker Mexican Dip

My husband and I love to entertain, and we make this hearty seven-ingredient dip often. Using our slow cooker leaves...


Mexican Fondue

A handful of items and a few moments of prep work are all you'll need for this festive fondue. Not...

Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Bake

This bacon cheeseburger tater tot casserole is the perfect dish to bribe your kids; homework, chores, piano practice—consider them...


Easy Cheesy Nachos

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


Cheesy Meatballs

Can meatballs be lucky? My guys think so, and they want them for game time. My beef, sausage and cheese...


Bacon Cheeseburger Rolls

My husband and I both love these cheeseburger rolls. I often serve them with broccoli and cheese. They must be...


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...


Bacon Cheeseburger Buns

This is a fun way to serve bacon cheeseburgers without all the fuss of assembling the sandwiches to serve a...


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Best Ever Mac & Cheese

To make this amazing mac, I make a sauce loaded with three different cheeses to toss with the noodles. When...

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Hot Chili Dip

"I first made this zippy dip for my husband's birthday party," recalls Nikki Rosati of Franksville, Wisconsin. "So many people...


Nacho Tots

This is an easy, versatile party appetizer that everyone loves. If you can't find chorizo, ground beef or...


Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Shells

I created this deep fried mac and cheese recipe for my husband. He describes this recipe as unbelievably delicious because...


Cheese Beef Burritos

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


Nacho Salsa Dip

This zesty dip is great for any get-together and allows me to spend more time with my guests. I always...


Chili Queso Dip

I’ve had this recipe for more than 42 years and have updated it from time to time. This is an...