6 Dishes That’ll Meet Your Cheesy Needs All Day Long

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Hankering for some sharp cheddar or the gooey texture of American cheese? Whether you're craving a dish drenched in melted Gruyere or a crunchy bite of Parmesan, here are six dishes that can cater to your cheesy needs all day long.

This classic French dish is essentially a ham and cheese sandwich, but better. Instead of cheese slices, a bechamel-based cheese sauce is poured over the sandwich, which is then broiled to golden brown perfection.

Giada De Laurentiis's Parmesan, Basil And Lemon Wafers (Fricos) On Food Network's Everyday Italian

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We know it's not always about the ooey gooey when it comes to cheese. For a light snack that gets you a bit of cheese with a cracker-like crunch, make and bake these wafers with just three ingredients: Parmesan, basil and lemon zest.

This fun recipe marries three of our favorite things — croissants, donuts and grilled cheese. The cheesy croissonuts are finished with a topping of honey mustard and crumbled bacon.

A step away from your average cookie or cheesy snack, Justin Warner's recipe makes a cake-like sugar cookie with the subtle flavors of gin and lavender and a savory center of goat cheese.

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Take a break from baked brie with its blue-tinged cousin, cambozola. Top it with brown sugar, pecans, dried cranberries and curry powder, bake and serve.

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After a long day (especially a cold day), it's comforting to settle in with a bowl of warm and hearty soup. Ree Drummond makes her easy, cheesy soup with broccoli, cheddar, ham and a dash of freshly grated nutmeg.

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