Tips for Making Cheese Casserole
There is nothing like a good cheese casserole to tout your taste-buds and make your belly full! Whether it is mac and cheese casserole, or potatoes and cheese casserole, understanding the basics of putting together and cooking a tasty cheese casserole will provide you with an arsenal of cooking education that will help you create any casserole of your liking.
Decide First What Cheeses for Your Cheese Casserole
There are so many breeds of cheese, its hard to choose just one, but here are the most popular ones used in cheese casseroles around the world:
- American (Yellow and White)
- White Cheddar
- Yellow Sharp Cheddar, Mild Cheddar
- Colby Cheddar
- Monterey Jack
- Colby Jack
- (Italian Cheeses) Parmesan, Mozzarella, Romano, Asiago
- Gouda, Smoked Gouda
Potatoes, Rice, Pasta or veggies?
Pasta is one of the most popular choices for cheese casserole, but rice and potatoes can also give you a unique dish that friends & family will love. You may also want to be low-carb and use veggies such as cauliflower or broccoli instead as the heart of your cheese casserole. Sky is the limit- you choose what you like best!
The Basic Cheese Casserole Ingredients:
When you have two ingredients: Say elbow macaroni or potatoes and cheese- you need to flavor it up and have a binder like eggs, milk, heavy cream and also spices that will make your recipe delectable- especially when baked to a golden brown in the oven.
- Use and Egg or Two
- Heavy Cream, Half & Half, Evaporated Milk or Whole Milk
- Spices, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Cayenne, Paprika, etc.
- Butter, Margarine or Real Butter
Putting it Together and Baking:
Choose recipes online that are easy or that have videos included to learn the basics. Use different cheeses and starch ingredients or vegetables of your desire to come up with a new creation that you and your family and friends will enjoy.
Typically, you bake cheese casserole for 20-30 minutes at 375 degrees or 400 degrees until the cheese is golden brown on top…
Get Creative- Additions to Your Cheese Casserole
Find a good recipe online of cheese casserole that you like and make it your own! Add sausage, ham, tomatoes, other vegetables and you will never run out of ideas. Just perfect it as time passes, and you’ll have found the favorite dish of all that everyone wants the recipe for.