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Blooming Quesadilla Ring Recipe

Ingredients

for 20 servings

  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 20 taco-size tortilla
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups shredded monterey jack cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  2. In a bowl, add the chicken, red bell pepper, onion, jalapeño, and taco sauce, and mix to combine. Set aside.
  3. Cut each tortilla in half. Evenly spread about 2 tablespoons each of the cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and chicken mixture on one half of the tortilla.
  4. Roll the tortilla into a cone starting from the cut edge making sure not to push the ingredients out of the tortilla.
  5. Place a wide mouth jar or glass in the center of a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  6. Create a ring around the jar with the tortilla cones. The point of the cones should be in the center, touching the surface of the jar. There should be about 13 cones in the first layer.
  7. Sprinkle both cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese over the first layer of cones.
  8. Start the second layer of cones by placing one cone on top and in between 2 cones in the first layer. Continue this process with the rest of the cones. There should be 3 full layers of cones with 3 left to fill some of the empty space in the top.
  9. Sprinkle the rest of the cheddar and Monterey Jack on top of the blooming quesadilla. Remove jar from center of ring. Bake until the cheese is melted and the edges of the tortillas are crispy, 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a plate. Place dip of choice inside the ring. Top with desired garnishes.
  11. Serve immediately.

Seafood Nachos Recipe (Chi-Chi’s)

Ingredients

  • 16 large tortilla chips
  • 8 ounces cooked crab meat
  • 8 ounces cooked lobster meat
  • 12 ounces cooked salad shrimp
  • 2 cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Spread tortilla chips on a 10-inch, wax paper-lined paper plate. Layer the crab, lobster and shrimp over the chips. Sprinkle with cheese. Microwave at 50 percent until cheese melts, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
  2. Serve with salsa or picante sauce.

Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4-6 tablespoons (1/2 to ¾ stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, small dice
  • 4 slices country-style white bread
  • 4 thin slices Wisconsin Provolone Cheese
  • ½ cup arugula
  • 1 cup cooked lobster, coarsely copped

Directions

  1. In small bowl stir together butter and chili paste. Set aside. In medium bowl stir together Wisconsin Mascarpone Cheese, scallions and tomatoes. Spread Mascarpone mixture over each bread slice, evenly dividing.
  2. Top Mascarpone on 2 slices with 2 Provolone slices followed by arugula, evenly dividing. Arrange lobster in even layer over arugula, then top with remaining Provolone slices followed by remaining bread slices, Mascarpone-side-down.
  3. In large nonstick skillet, melt 2-3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Place sandwiches in skillet and spread remaining butter over sandwich tops. Cook sandwiches until bottom bread is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully flip sandwiches, pressing down gently. Continue cooking additional 3 minutes, or until both sides are golden brown and filling is warm and melted.

Triple Brie Melt Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

At New York City’s Gorilla Cheese truck, their cheesy sandwiches stretch almost as long as the line-ups and customers go ape for their Triple Cream Brie and Smoked Gouda sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices white French bread (thick slices)
  • 2 1/4″ slices of triple crème Brie
  • 4 slices prosciutto (thin slices)
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry preserve (generous Tbsp)
  • butter

Directions

  1. Lay the sliced brie on both sides of sliced white French loaf, then spread a layer strawberry preserves and add thinly sliced Prosciutto.
  2. Brush with butter and cook in a Panini press for 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cooked shredded chicken, warm
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon mayo (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon carrot, grated
  • 1 tablespoon celery, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon green or red onion, sliced or diced
  • 1 tablespoon blue cheese, room temperature, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, room temperature, grated
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Directions

  1. Mix the chicken, hot sauce, mayo, carrot, celery and onion in a small bowl.
  2. Butter the outside of each slice of bread, sprinkle half of the cheeses on the inside of one slice of bread, top with the buffalo chicken salad, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the sandwich and grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil1/2 large sweet onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 4 French bread slices (1/2 inch thick)
  • 4 Kraft Singles Swiss Cheese Slices
  • 4 tsp. non-hydrogenated margarine

French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions; cook 15 min. or until onions are golden brown and tender, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet; set aside. Wipe skillet with paper towel.
  2. Fill bread slices with onions and Kraft Singles to make 2 sandwiches.
  3. Spread outsides of sandwiches with margarine.
  4. Cook in same skillet 2-1/2 to 3 min. on each side or until Singles are melted and sandwiches are golden brown on both sides.

Easy Noodle Bake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles (I used medium)
  • 1 cup frozen vegetables of your choice (I used chopped broccoli)
  • 10 oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded colby/jack cheese

Directions

  1. Saute onion with a little olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add ground beef and cook thoroughly, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste, drain excess fat, set aside.
  3. Spread uncooked noodles evenly in bottom of prepared baking dish.
  4. Top with cooked beef and the vegetables.
  5. Whisk soup, milk and water together.
  6. Pour over vegetables.
  7. Top with cheese.
  8. Cover dish with foil sealing well.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with a side salad if desired.

Ultimate Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients

  • 20 fresh mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onions
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red peppers
  • 14 Ritz Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp. Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Remove stems from mushrooms. Finely chop enough stems to measure 1/4 cup. Discard remaining stems or refrigerate for another use.
  3. Melt butter in small skillet on medium heat. Add chopped stems, onions and peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until tender. Stir in cracker crumbs, cheese and seasoning; spoon into mushroom caps. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake 15 min. or until heated through.

Turkey-Cheddar Panini Recipe

Turn left-over turkey into a café-style sandwich. This turkey panini with Cheddar and tomatoes is grilled to perfection.

ingredients

  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 Tbsp. Miracle Whip
  • 40 g thinly sliced roasted turkey
  • 1 Cracker Barrel Medium Cheddar Cheese Slice
  • 3 thin plum tomato slices
  • 1 thin red onion slice
  • 2 tsp. non-hydrogenated margarine

Turkey-Cheddar Panini Recipe

Directions

  1. Heat panini grill.
  2. Spread 1 bread slice with Miracle Whip; top with turkey, cheese, tomatoes, onion and remaining bread slice.
  3. Spread outside of sandwich with margarine.
  4. Grill 4 min. or until sandwich is golden brown and cheese is melted.