Do you ❤️ cheese? Do you REALLY ❤️❤️❤️ cheese? Could you totally go for these homemade 21 Cheese Snacks for your next snack attack?
If you love cheese then you’re in for a real treat.
Could you imagine using cheese snacks as a form of currency?
It sounds crazy but in ancient Rome, cheese was a valuable commodity that could be traded for other goods and services.
Nowadays we have to settle for the fact that it’s just a food that many of us love.
But, sometimes we get in a cheesy snack slump.
We know what we want, but we just can’t seem to find the right recipe.
Or, what about when we’re looking for easy snacks with cheese and don’t want something heavy?
It’s an ingredient that can be used to make all sorts of snacks – from simple cheese and crackers to more complex dishes like cheese fondue.
This delicious dairy favorite is inexpensive and versatile, which makes it perfect for snacking on a budget.
If you’re looking for some new cheese snack ideas, check out the recipes below.
From on-the-go breakfast snacks like ham and cheese egg cups to classic twists on appetizers like jalapeno poppers, there’s something for everyone on this cheesy round-up.
They’re all simple, easy to make and sure to satisfy your cravings for cheesy snacks!
Looking to ramp up your next movie night?
Try this three-cheese popcorn that combines asiago, parmesan, and romano to satisfy your crunchy, salty, and cheesy cravings.
By tossing the cheeses together with warm, buttery popcorn and a pinch of salt, you’ll have a quick, satisfying, and relatively healthy snack in a matter of minutes.
These pizza pinwheels from Mildly Meandering are a great way to enjoy your favorite pizza flavors without having to make a pizza.
This recipe is very easy to make, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights.
These pinwheels are perfect for kids, and you can even add in a few finely-chopped veggies to make this a healthier meal for them.
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to enjoy pizza, give these pinwheels a try!
You can’t mention cheese snack recipes without including Mac and Cheese.
The recipe uses cheddar, Parmesan, and Swiss cheeses, taking the classic dish we all know and love and deep-frying it until it’s golden brown and delicious.
These balls are perfect for parties or gatherings.
These Keto Baked Cheese Crisps from This Mom’s Menu are a great way to enjoy your favorite cheese snack without having to worry about carbs.
The best part is that these are insanely easy to make and all you need is your favorite cheese!
You can try plain crisps or add your favorite seasonings to make them taste like pizza, tacos, or jalapeno poppers.
If you’re looking for a keto-friendly cheese snack, give these crisps a try!
Cheese and bacon go together like peanut butter and jelly.
And this Cheesy Bacon Pull-Apart Bread is the perfect way to enjoy both ingredients.
For this recipe, you’ll need cheddar, bacon, and Parmesan cheeses.
This bread is perfect as a side dish for soup or chili but also can serve as a cheesy appetizer on its own.
Want to incorporate more veggies into your meals?
These Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes are the answer!
Let’s face it, it’s easy to eat more vegetables when they’re covered in cheese.
The recipe calls for tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and thyme – simple ingredients that are big on flavor, making an unforgettable light side dish.
If you’re craving something sweet, try this Crescent-Wrapped Baked Apple Brie.
By combining brie cheese, apples, brown sugar, and crescent rolls, you’ll have a warm and comforting appetizer at your table in no time.
This is a simple recipe that is sure to impress your family or guests.
Looking for more spice in your life?
This Ultimate Lazy Sriracha Queso Dip is a great appetizer with a little sriracha kick.
The recipe uses butter, flour, milk, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos.
You can also add toppings like sour cream or guacamole if you want to make it even tastier.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a dip without any spice, try this Spinach and Artichoke Dip.
This recipe is so simple and easy, all you have to do is dump the classic ingredients in a dish and bake!
This dip goes great with bread, pita chips, crackers, or tortilla chips.
Nothing is more straightforward than cheese and crackers, but this recipe twists the classic pairing.
It calls for mixing things up by using your favorite cheeses and creating unique, interesting flavor combinations.
While it’s more of a guideline than a recipe, it can take your cheese and cracker game up a notch when you add nuts, fruits, honey, olives, or preserves.
11. Jalapeño Poppers
Is anyone else obsessed with jalapeño poppers?
If so, then you’ll love these!
The recipe uses just 4 ingredients (including plenty of cheese!) and only takes about 25 minutes from start to finish.
It has a mixture of textures to tantalize your tongue with some crisp, spicy, cream-cheesy goodness.
These poppers are perfect for the big game or movie night with the family!
Grilled cheese sandwiches are another stretchy staple, but they can be made even better!
How? By adding bacon.
The recipe uses cheddar cheese, American cheese, and bacon.
It’s perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.
Pair it with tomato soup for the perfect rainy day meal, and you’ll never go back to a “plain” grilled cheese again.
These cheese-stuffed meatballs are a take on a fun classic.
You can enjoy them on their own, with some pasta of your choosing, or throw them on a hoagie bun for a yummy meatball sub!
Need a quick and tasty appetizer you can put together in minutes with only a few ingredients? We’ve got you covered with this one.
All you need is salami, cheese, and apples.
Cut the cheese and apple into thin slices and wrap the salami around them.
Secure with a toothpick. Now, you’re ready to party!
These are delicious little treats that both adults and kids enjoy.
If you’re feeling super adventurous, try making your own cheese crackers!
What’s great about DIY-ing your cheese crackers is that you know exactly what you’re getting.
You can control every ingredient, rather than wondering what’s in the crackers you’re getting from the store.
This recipe might seem like a project, but it only takes six ingredients and a bit of patience to end up having the best cheese crackers of your life.
Doritos and mozzarella sticks?
If you love the crunch and spice of Doritos, this recipe is for you.
It’s a classic mozzarella stick recipe with a twist.
Instead of dipping the sticks into breadcrumbs before frying, they’re dredged in crushed Doritos.
You can use your favorite Doritos flavor to make this an unforgettable snack you’ll want over and over again.
This mouth-watering combination of blueberry and goat cheese comes from The Creative Bite.
Simmering blueberries with rosemary, honey, balsamic vinegar creates a sweet-and-savory “jam” that you can spread on top of goat cheese.
You and your guests will love dipping bread or crackers into the gooey, creamy combination.
With such unique flavors, this appetizer is sure to be a talking point for everyone.
These Ham and Cheese Egg Cups from Delish are a delicious breakfast snack – especially for busy mornings.
You can swap out the ham for bacon or you can add in any other veggies you like.
Simply line a muffin tin with your meat of choice and fill each section with an egg, cheese, and whatever toppings you’d like.
These are a perfect on-the-go snack.
These cheese straws are a Southern staple and are a crispy, crunchy way to incorporate more cheese into your day!
It takes a bit of baking prowess to make these straw-shaped crackers, but it’s well worth it when you take that first bite.
Plus, they’re fully customizable when it comes to the flavors you choose.
Try a combination of parmesan, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to add some extra kick!
While it’s a baking project, it isn’t difficult to make.
You can even get the kids involved – they’ll love rolling out the straws!
Batter dipped until golden, these little nuggets of cheesy joy are indulgent and delicious.
We love the squeaky white cheddar cheese curds from Aldi, but you can find these in most specialty groceries that have a cheese section.
This recipe will walk you through whipping a good buttermilk batter and steps for deep frying.
A couple minutes later and you have hot, stretchy batter-dipped and deep fried cheese curds!
The bottom line
There are so many ways to enjoy snack recipes with cheese!
What do you think is the best cheese snack on this list?
Let us know in the comments section below if there is one we missed or should add next time!
- Three-Cheese Popcorn
- Pizza Pinwheels
- Fried Mac And Cheese Balls
- Keto Baked Cheese Crisps (4 Ways)
- Cheesy Bacon Pull-Apart Bread
- Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes
- Crescent-Wrapped Baked Apple Brie
- Ultimate Lazy Sriracha Queso Dip
- Spinach And Artichoke Dip
- Cheese And Crackers
- Jalapeño Poppers
- Grilled Cheese With Bacon
- Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs
- Cheese-Stuffed Dates
- Salami Wrapped Apple Cheese
- Homemade Cheese Crackers
- Doritos Mozzarella Sticks With String Cheese
- Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer
- Ham And Cheese Egg Cups
- Smokey Spicy Cheese Straws
- Fried Cheese Curds
- Find your favorite recipe from our list of Cheese Snacks.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!