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There’s one secret ingredient that makes everything better, from pasta to nachos to cake. Nope, it’s not salt (although that definitely helps). It’s cheese, in all of its gooey glory. Whether you’ve got a thing for cheddar, goat or Gruyère, here are 20 side dishes that are sure to satisfy your cravings.

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Thanks to Heidi Larsen, Sunday dinner just got way more awesome.

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Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Goes with just about any cut of meat.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

Might want to make two loaves.

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Spicy Mexican Mac and Cheese

Gaby Dalkin knows how to do taco night right.

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Four Cheese Spaghetti Squash

Ooey, gooey perfection.

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Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

Dive right in.

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Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

You won’t be able to stop eating these.

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Cheesy Corn Casserole

Cheese bubbling in the oven is a beautiful thing.

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Mac and Cheese Stuffed Fried Zucchini

Ten points for cute presentation.

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Cacio e Pepe Cauliflower

Pile on the pepper.

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Cauliflower Gratin

Well, this is one way to eat your veggies…

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Jalapeño-Avocado Mac and Cheese

A showstopping side coming in hot.

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Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta with Garlicky Greens

When you want to feel like you’re making something fancy.

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin

Fact: You can never have too much Gruyère.

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Three Cheese Jalapeño Poppers

Go the extra mile and wrap these babies in bacon.

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Baked Gorgonzola Bites

Store-bought pizza dough makes this recipe a breeze.

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Mozzarella Bites

Try eating just one. We dare you.
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Double-Baked Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce and Bacon

Yeah, we can get down with some cheese fries.

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Cheese and Bacon Baked Potatoes

Crevices filled with cheesy goodness.

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Loaded Baked Potato ‘Chips’

Classic comfort food everyone will be fighting for.

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