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Ok, my fellow cheese fans. I've been sharing some delicious cheesy dishes with you and I've got a few more you can add to your meal ideas. With two bags of Sargento® Shredded Cheese and a few fresh ingredients you can create a magnificent dinner or add some cheese flavor to your favorite foods.

Great tasting meals start with cheese shredded fresh off the block. That's why I love Sargento® Shredded Cheese. It's always shredded from blocks of real, natural cheese.

Meal Ideas Made with Cheese Sargento recipes via Misty Nelson frostedevents.com @frostedevents

SENSATIONAL SIDE DISH: Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad

I love broccoli salad; it's a flavorful side dish that goes great with holiday dinners or any day of the week. This dish switches up the traditional broccoli salad by adding cauliflower into the mix. I used Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican to give it the delicious mix of great cheese flavor.

Easy Cheesy Meal Ideas Made with Real, Natural Cheese

Rinse cauliflower and broccoli heads and dry. Pull apart or chop, removing the stems and place in a large mixing bowl.

Easy Cheesy Meal Ideas Made with Real, Natural Cheese

In a small bowl combine 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Pour mixture over broccoli and cauliflower and toss till well coated. Add in 2 cups of Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican, 1/4 cup of cooked bacon chopped, and 1/4 cup of red onion chopped. Toss all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Easy Cheesy Meal Ideas Made with Real, Natural Cheese

 

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers with Black Beans and Rice

Stuffed peppers are great to serve as a party appetizer or family dinner. Black beans and rice add a tasty twist to the filling for this recipe. The Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella is the finishing touch that really makes them amazing.

Cut off the tops of peppers. Remove seeds, wash and pat dry. Fill each pepper with cooked white rice, black beans, chopped onion, and Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella. Bake until cheese melts and begins to brown.

 

- Sargento recipes via frostedevents.com @frostedevents

- Sargento recipes via frostedevents.com @frostedevents

 

FRESH DINNER IDEAS: Zucchini Lasagna

If you're like me you spend far too much time trying to find ways to sneak veggies into your family meals. Try replacing your lasagna pasta noodles with zucchini and surprise your family with a delicious, fresh dinner they'll love. Slice zucchini lengthwise into long pieces, layer with ricotta cheese and Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.

Easy Cheesy Meal Ideas Made with Real, Natural Cheese

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FALL FLAVORS: Chili and Cheese Bowl

Fall is all about cozying up with comfort foods and chili is one of my all-time favorites. A good bowl of chili tastes even better when you top it off with Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican. The fresh off the block flavors melted over the beef and beans will make your mouth happy and your belly too!

Easy Cheesy Meal Ideas Made with Real, Natural Cheese

Easy Cheesy Meal Ideas Made with Real, Natural Cheese

EASY DINNER RECIPES: Taco Casserole

 If taco night makes your family yawn, try this take on the traditional dinner. Taco Casserole is an easy dinner idea that you can serve your hungry bunch in a hurry. Layer a casserole dish with taco shells, beef, refried beans, cheese sauce and Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican. Bake for ten to fifteen minutes. Top with tomatoes and serve with sour cream on the side.

 

Easy Cheesy Meal Ideas Made with Real, Natural Cheese

Great tasting meals start with cheese shredded fresh off the block. Sargento® Shredded Cheese is always shredded from blocks of real, natural cheese and that's why it's my go-to for making any meal taste amazing!

What's your favorite cheesy dish?