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Two-Cheese Pizzas

Two-Cheese Pizzas

Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pita breads (6 inches)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 small tomato, diced
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pizza sauce, warmed, optional

Directions
In a small bowl, combine butter and garlic powder; brush over pitas. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, basil and tomato. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 400° for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with pizza sauce if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Two-Cheese Pizzas

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Swiss Beer Bread

Swiss Beer Bread

Ingredients
4 ounces Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions
Divide cheese in half. Cut half of cheese into 1/4-inch cubes; shred remaining cheese. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir beer into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cheese.

Transfer to a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Drizzle with butter. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).

Recipe found here: Swiss Beer Bread

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Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Ingredients
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard, divided
2 green onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
4 hamburger buns, split
Optional toppings: lettuce leaves and tomato slices

Directions
In a small bowl, mix cheddar cheese, cream cheese, parsley and 1 teaspoon mustard. In another bowl, mix green onions, bread crumbs, ketchup, seasonings and remaining mustard. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly.

Shape mixture into eight thin patties. Spoon cheese mixture onto the center of four patties; top with remaining patties, pressing edges firmly to seal.

Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns with toppings as desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

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Double-Cheese Beef Panini

Double-Cheese Beef Panini

Ingredients
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 slices white bread
8 slices provolone cheese
8 slices deli roast beef
2 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, blue cheese, horseradish and pepper; set aside. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender.

Spread mayonnaise mixture over one side of each slice of bread. On four slices, layer one piece of cheese, two slices of roast beef, sauteed onion and another piece of cheese; top with remaining bread.

Spread butter over both sides of sandwiches. Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 2-3 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Double-Cheese Beef Panini

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Cheeseburger Pockets

Cheeseburger Pockets

Ingredients
1/2 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
5 slices process American cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain and cool.

Place two biscuits overlapping on a floured surface; roll out into a 5-in. oval. Place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture on one side. Fold a cheese slice to fit over meat mixture. Fold dough over filling; press edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with remaining biscuits, meat mixture and cheese.

Place on a greased baking sheet. Prick tops with a fork. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 5 servings.

Pricking the tips of Cheeseburger Pockets helps steam escape during baking. If you don’t do this, the pockets will puff up and may break open.

Recipe found here: Cheeseburger Pockets

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Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

Ingredients
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter, cubed
4 cups cooked long grain rice
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon beau monde seasoning

Directions
In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the rice, spinach, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1 cup Parmesan cheese and onion mixture.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, ricotta, milk, garlic powder and beau monde seasoning until smooth. Add to rice mixture and mix well.

Spoon into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.

Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Spice Islands beau monde seasoning. It is a blend of salt, onion powder and celery seed.

Recipe found here: Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

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Hawaiian Cheese Bread

Hawaiian Cheese Bread

Ingredients
1 loaf (1 pound) Hawaiian sweet bread
1 block (8 ounces) Swiss cheese
3 slices red onion, chopped
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt

Directions
Cut bread diagonally into 1-in. slices to within 1 in. of bottom. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Cut Swiss cheese into 1/4-in. slices; cut slices into small pieces. Insert into bread. Combine the onion, butter, garlic and salt; spoon over bread.

Wrap loaf in foil. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe found here: Hawaiian Cheese Bread

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