Who doesn’t love cheese? With many flavors and textures to choose from, there’s a cheese that will appeal to even the most particular palate. Finding fun and delicious recipes that teenagers will enjoy can be a challenge, but it’s worth the work when you see empty plates at the end of dinner.
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These 3 cheese-packed recipes are sure to get your teens raving about dinnertime.
Super-Sized Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Are you feeding a crowd? Grilled cheese sandwich is a timeless classic for a reason, and with this recipe you don’t need to make a bunch of individual sandwiches! With three types of cheese and the delicious crunch of perfectly-toasted bread, this is sure to become a fast crowd favorite.
- A single loaf of uncut white bread
- 25 cup of mayo
- 1/3 of a pound of sliced cheddar cheese
- 1/3 of a pound of sliced Monterey Jack
- 1/3 of a pound of sliced mozzarella cheese
What to do:
Step One: Preheat
Put a baking sheet in the center of the oven and then preheat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step Two: Cut the Bread
Slice off a quarter of an inch from the bottom and top of the uncut loaf of bread. Proceed to cut the bread in half horizontally and place the two halves (with the cut side facing upward) onto parchment paper.
Step Three: Mayo
Cut out about a quarter of an inch in each cut side of the loaf and then spread the mayo evenly across the cut portion of the bread. Turn the bread downward onto the parchment paper so that the side that you just coated with mayo is face-down.
Step Four: Cheese
Apply the sliced cheese evenly between the two halves of the bread loaf that you cut.
Step Five: Bake
With the cheese applied to the bread, use the parchment to transfer the bread into the baking sheet. Discard the parchment paper and bake the bread at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes. When baked fully, immediately sandwich the two halves on top of each other. Cut and then serve hot.
Breakfast in a Bread Box
This delectable breakfast recipe is sure to highlight your teen’s mornings before school while giving them the energy and satiation to start their day off right.
- One loaf of uncut white bread
- 6 tbs of butter – unsalted
- Salt and pepper
- American cheese, 8 slices
- Bacon, 8 slices, cut into .5’’ sizes
- 1/3 of a cup of whole milk
- Large eggs, 1 dozen
What to do:
Step One: Preheat
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, with the rack in the center of the oven.
Step Two: Cutting Bread
Remove ¼’’ of crust from each side of the loaf and then cut the loaf into 4 evenly-sized pieces. Use a fork to cut a square hole into each piece, so that a half an inch remains on all sides of the “box” you have just cut. Save the bread crumbs.
Step Three: Butter and Cheese
Melt the butter with a pinch of salt in the microwave. Using a brush, apply butter to the bread – both inside and out – and then put a slice of cheese at the bottom of the bread boxes.
Step Four: Bake
Face the bread with the cut sides facing upward and then bake until the cheese is lightly browned in parts, or for about 9 minutes.
Step Five: Cook the Bacon
While the bread is baking, cook the bacon in a medium-sized skillet. Transfer the cooked bacon onto a plate with a paper towel.
Step Six: Cook the Eggs
Using the eggs, the butter and some salt and pepper, scramble and then cook the eggs in the same skillet. Cook, while continuously scraping and stirring the eggs, for about 8 minutes.
Step Seven: Serve
Arrange the eggs evenly between the four slices and then top with the remaining American cheese. Bake for five minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve with bacon on top.
Cheesy Bacon and Tater Tot Casserole
This recipe has all of the starchy goodness of potatoes without the skins, and plenty of your favorite toppings!
- 1 pound of frozen tater tots
- Bacon, about 4 slices
- 1 c. of shredded cheddar
- ¼ of a cup of sour cream
- ¼ of a cup of mayo
- Sriracha, to taste
- Chopped chives (optional, for topping)
What to do:
Step One: Bake the Tots and Prep the Oven
Bake the tater tots in the way that the bag tells you to. Once that is done, reduce the temperature in the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step Two: Cook the Bacon
In a medium-sized skillet, cook the bacon for about 8 minutes or until crispy, flipping the slices of bacon over to ensure thorough cooking. Chop the bacon when done cooking.
Step Three: Layer it Up
Press the potatoes into the casserole dish, top with cheese and bacon, and then bake for 5 minutes. The cheese should be melted before you take the casserole out of the oven.
Step Four: Prepare the Drizzle
Mix the sour cream, mayo and Sriracha sauce to create a spicy mayo. Drizzle the mayo onto the casserole when it is out of the oven.
Step Five: Serve
Sprinkle with chopped chives and then serve.