15 Recipes from The Kitchen That Are Too Decadent to Miss
With an actual erupting nacho volcano, a 10-cheese mac and cheese, and a spiked ice-cream float, there's no shortage of richness in these next-level eats and drinks.
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Think of this as dressed-up baked pasta. Katie Lee combines classic fixings like a hearty meat sauce, rich ricotta cheese and spaghetti noodles, then moves the mixture to a springform pan for a dessertlike pie presentation just waiting to be cut into wedges.
Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Pie
Sunny's Dimepiece Mac and Cheese
Count 'em: There are no fewer than 10 different cheeses in Sunny Anderson's shockingly easy recipe. Her secret to simplicity (and economics) is using two different cheese blends, one Mexican and one Italian, which together deliver nine of the 10 varieties.
Get the Recipe: Sunny's Dimepiece Mac and Cheese
Not your everyday potatoes, these top-rated spuds are slowly cooked in a rich mixture of melted butter and stock until tender and full of flavor.
Get the Recipe: Fondant Potatoes
Cheddar Cheese Taco Shells
You've had tacos topped with shredded cheese, right? Well, Jeff Mauro uses that same cheddar to make the shells in his fan-favorite recipe. Bonus: You don't need special equipment to do it. Just bake the cheese in the shape of a circle, and when it's melted, hang it over a foil-wrapped ruler until it's hardened to create a crispy shell.
Get the Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Taco Shells
Sunny's Diablo Diablo Diablo Burger
Sunny transforms the everyday burger patty into a bold between-the-bun creation with several key ingredients. Green chiles and sambal sauce lend welcome heat to the meat itself, while a filling of nacho cheese dip promises a gooey surprise when you bite into the grilled burger.
Get the Recipe: Sunny's Diablo Diablo Diablo Burger
This French version of a classic ham sandwich gets its indulgence from one key element: the Gruyère cheese sauce, which adds not only moisture but also nutty flavor to this egg-topped beauty.
Get the Recipe: Croque Madame
Talk about a conversation piece. In this next-level nacho display, the gooey cheese sauce is connected to a pump, which, when handled, gently erupts the cheese atop the chip volcano studded with classic fixings like black beans and tomatoes.
Get the Recipe: Cheese Volcano
Stuffed-Crust Cast-Iron Pizza with Smoked Mozzarella
What looks like a traditional pizza boasts a cheesy surprise in the crust: a layer of smoked mozzarella, which turns soft and melt-y after baking inside Geoffrey Zakarian's tender, golden dough.
Get the Recipe: Stuffed Crust Cast-Iron Pizza with Smoked Mozzarella
S'mauros: Skillet S'mores
You don't have to make a campfire or even wait until summertime to dig into Jeff's quick-fix stovetop s'mores. He starts with a base of buttery walnuts, then builds layers of mini chocolate chips and marshmallows for the flavors you know and love. When it comes to dipping, look to squares of graham crackers for easy dunks.
Get the Recipe: S'Mauros: Skillet S'Mores
Sunny's Easy Baked Sweet Corn
Follow Sunny's lead and opt for a blend of whole-kernel and cream-style corn to guarantee the best texture in her top-rated casserole. She boosts the flavor with the addition of garlic and red chile flakes but keeps the richness you crave with a hefty splash of half-and-half and a mix of two cheeses.
Get the Recipe: Sunny's Easy Baked Sweet Corn
Save time in the kitchen by starting with packaged biscuit dough, as Katie does. She rolls the dough balls in a fragrant spice mixture, then builds them in a cake pan before blanketing them with an orange-laced cinnamon syrup for warming sweetness.
Get the Recipe: Monkey Bread
Artichoke-Spinach Dip Bread
Just look at all that melted-cheese action atop this speedy appetizer. The key here is making deep cuts in the loaf and pushing the creamy spinach-artichoke mixture into the slices for the most-flavorful results.
Get the Recipe: Artichoke-Spinach Dip Bread
Decadent Chocolate Cake
Chocoholics, this one is for you. Marcela Valladolid's easy yet impressive double-layer cake gets its deep chocolate flavor from unsweetened cocoa powder, while the frosting boasts a sweet, tangy bite, thanks to a buttery mixture of melted bittersweet chocolate and a bit of sour cream.
Get the Recipe: Decadent Chocolate Cake
Sunny's Tater Tot Pie
Sunny reinvents the usual shepherd's pie by replacing the ordinary mashed potato layer with — what else? — crispy, golden Tater Tots. Just beneath them is the hearty, beefy mixture of spiced ground meat and plenty of vegetables.
Get the Recipe: Sunny's Tater Tot Pie
Choco Cherry-Stout Ice Cream Float
Part cocktail and part dessert, Jeff's spiked ice cream float gets its boozy buzz from a can of stout beer, which complements the chocolate syrup because of its naturally chocolatey flavor.
Get the Recipe: Choco Cherry-Stout Ice Cream Float
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