cheddar pretzel panini

This Meatless Monday, it’s time to get cheesy. We’re not talking jokes — though if you have some good ones, feel free! We’re talking about cheddar cheese. Cheddar originally hails from England, but you can find great local cheddar made throughout the United States, from California to Vermont to Wisconsin. Grab your favorite and use it to flavor some of our favorite vegetarian cheddar cheese recipes, perfect for Meatless Monday.

4 Meatless Monday Cheddar Cheese Recipes

1. Cheddar-Quince Panini

Start things off with a delicious and creative cheddar-quince panini, depicted above. Cheddar cheese is the savory foil for sweet-and-sour sautéed quince and a spicy horseradish cabbage slaw. Use a pretzel roll if you can find one, or feel free to sub baguette if they’re not available near you. If you’re looking for cheddar cheese recipes that are as delicious as they are effortless, this is a great place to start.

risotto

2. Cheddar Cheese Risotto

Risotto is a delicious Meatless Monday meal, and cheddar cheese makes it just a bit different. This cheddar risotto uses leeks and Dijon mustard to highlight the salty flavor of the cheese. Use an orange cheddar for this dish to highlight the uniqueness of this particular recipe for the Italian favorite. Image: Giorgio Minguzzi

jalapeno bread

3. Jalapeño and Cheddar Cheese Swirl Loaf

This is one of our favorite cheddar cheese recipes because if comes with a spicy jalapeño kick. Our jalapeño and cheese swirl loaf is a beautiful and impressive bread that’s perfect for sandwiches or served on the side of your favorite vegetarian chili recipe. Cheddar can be substituted or paired with other cheeses like monterey jack. Image: David Christian

broccoli quiche

4. Cheddar Broccoli Quiche

Cheddar and broccoli make up a classic pair. This cheddar and broccoli quiche combines both color and flavor for a seasonal treat that your family is sure to love. Make it easy to get on the table for Meatless Monday by using store-bought pie crust, or make up your own favorite recipe. Image: Bob Walker

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Top Image: Kimberley Stakal