We are firm believers that cheese is the best food ever. Yes, even better than bacon. Grilled cheese sandwiches and instant mac and cheese got you through childhood and college, and they鈥檒l get you through the rest of life, because you just can鈥檛 go wrong with that ooey goeey goodness. Check out the 53 recipes below for some cheese-spiration.

1. Gluten-Free Cheese Bread: These little buns of goodness are a common snack all over the country of Brazil. And not only are they oozing with cheese, but the base of tapioca flour makes them gooey, chewy and gluten-free for anyone with an allergy or intolerance. (Photo via Alina Polishuk)

2. Egg and Cheese Bread Bowl: This is the perfect hangover brunch. It鈥檚 chock-full of all the goodies you need to kick start your day. Plus it鈥檚 all edible, so there鈥檚 no dish washing necessary. And if that wasn鈥檛 good enough, you can customize it using broccoli, mushrooms, bacon, spinach or any other classic omelette filling. (Photo via Elyse Belarge)

3. Ram 鈥榥鈥 Cheese: First there was ramen, the stereotypical college food staple. Then there was mac and cheese, the childhood guilty pleasure and go-to dinner for babysitters everywhere. Combine the two, and voila! You have the ultimate comfort food. (Photo via Caroline Liu)

4. French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese: This grilled cheese slash French onion soup beats both of the originals. And the combo of the sweet and rich caramelized onions with the nutty gruyere is pure perfection. (Photo via Amanda Shulman)

5. Mac 鈥榥鈥 Cheese in a Mug: This recipe combines the convenience of Easy Mac with the magic of fresh cheese. It鈥檚 a solid, healthier substitute that takes just three ingredients, a coffee mug and a microwave. Trust that you鈥檒l never need Easy Mac again. (Photo by Alex Weiner)

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6. Cheese-Encrusted Grilled Cheese: Don鈥檛 settle for a sandwich with cheese merely inside the bread. Instead, get a little crazy and cover the outside of your bread in some good ol鈥 cheddar to maximize that glorious cheesy crunch. (Photo via Kylie Kinder)

7. Cheese Straws: These cheese straws are buttery, crisp and just a little spicy with a rich cheddar flavor. And they鈥檙e great for a party snack or just some casual munching. You鈥檇 better make a lot 鈥檆ause they run out fast. (Photo via Christina Cala)

8. Bacon and Cheese Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes: Amp up your breakfast game while getting rid of leftovers with this delish dish. It鈥檚 especially great for those couple of days after Thanksgiving when you just don鈥檛 know what to do with all the mashed potatoes. (Photo via Carrie Eager)


9. Caprese Grilled Cheese: We all know grilled cheese can get a little boring day in and day out. But this Caprese sandwich amps up your regular old grilled cheese and will make you have a whole new love for these sandwiches. (Photo via Gabby Phi)

10. Gluten-Free Burrata聽Jalape帽o Poppers: Burrata (a creamier, practically bathe-able Mozzarella) is used in this gluten-free, jalape帽o pesto-stuffed, asiago-crusted, deep-fried cheese ball. Betcha can鈥檛 have just one. (Photo via FoodBeast)

11. Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese: Guac and bacon are two of the best things ever invented. And when you combine them between two pieces of buttery bread, you will never turn back. (Photo via Gabby Phi)

12. Bacon Mashed Potato Cheese Bombs: This bomb full of cheesy, greasy, bacon-y, potato-y goodness is one that your taste buds will be forever grateful for. They鈥檙e the ultimate game-day appetizer. (Photo via Amy Erikson)

13. Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese: Apples and cheese seem like a weird duo, but they actually go really well together. Add some bread and you鈥檝e got yourself a somewhat savory, somewhat sweet and super good lunch. (Photo via Emily Bloch)

14. Cheese Fondue: Gooey cheese on almost anything makes it at least 10 times better. And what better way to get there than with fondue? You can dunk anything in this cheese to make it better (bread, tomatoes, mushrooms and even ramen). (Photo via Parisa Soraya)

15. Puff Pastry-Wrapped Baked Brie: This classic appetizer somehow manages to sound fancy and delicious while remaining fairly simple to make. With just five ingredients, you can jazz up a boring platter of cheese and crackers and create a dish that overshadows even the tastiest of desserts. Pop it in the oven and grab some crackers for this party-ready starter. (Photo via Alison Weissbrot)

16. Rotini Bake: Pasta with a few veggies covered in baked-on cheese is basically a dream come true. It鈥檚 super easy to whip up and is just the dish you need to impress your guests. (Photo via Sophie Maschinot)

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17. Three-Egg Omelet: This easy and healthy kickstart breakfast finishes up the ingredients from the Rotini bake and saves you money and time. Booyah. (Photo via Sophie Maschinot)

18. Apple, Goat Cheese and Honey Quesadilla: A little tart, a little creamy, a little sweet 鈥 not usually the adjectives used to describe a quesadilla. Until now. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, this treat suits any time of the day. (Photo via Danny Schuleman)

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19. Pizza Mac and Cheese: If you鈥檙e not sure whether you鈥檙e craving pizza or macaroni and cheese, compromise by making this heaven in a bowl. Now you can finally have the best of both worlds. (Photo via Tiare Brown)

20. Bacon and Leek Quiche: Quiche isn鈥檛 just for elegant brunch parties anymore. You overachievers out there can even make your own pie crust to really up your game. (Photo via Veronique Huynh)

21. Grilled Macaroni and Cheese: Take your grilled cheese up a notch by stuffing it with extra cheese鈥 and pasta. Your friends will think you鈥檙e a miracle worker. (Photo via Lauren Thiersch)

22. Fried Cheese Sandwich With Garlicky Herb and Lemon Mayo: This delicious sandwich is commonly sold by street carts in Prague, and it鈥檚 a cultural staple. You now can have savory, crunchy, decadent food, all from the comfort of your own home. What could be better than that? (Photo via Heather Harris)

23. Loaded Potato Soup: This hearty, creamy and savory soup is perfect for all you cheese lovers. It is sure to satisfy any hunger pains with its genius mix of potatoes, cream and bacon. Side note: You鈥檇 never guess that this warm-your-bones dish comes from a can of store-bought soup and can be prepared in under 20 minutes. (Photo via Christine Chen)

24. Sweet Grilled Cheese: This roasted strawberry, dark chocolate and brie grilled cheese sandwich is a sweet upgrade from its more savory counterpart. Call this lunch or dessert (or call us crazy). We won鈥檛 judge, 鈥檆ause we all know cheese + chocolate is match made in foodie heaven. (Photo via Lucy Rubin)

25. Tomato, Onion and Arugula Sandwich: Looking to up your grilled cheese game? Add a couple slices of tomato and onion and a handful of arugula for a little extra flavor. All that yummy color and those grilled grooves on the bread will have you saying 鈥淢mmmmm.鈥 (Photo via Kirby Barth)

26. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies: Whether you鈥檙e craving something with chocolate or something with cream cheese frosting, these brownies will be right up your alley. Who knew you could eat cheese for dessert? (Photo via Samantha Cheng)

27. Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Tomato Soup: Nothing鈥檚 better than sinking your teeth into warm, melted cheese and toasted, crunchy bread and washing it down with some hot tomato-y goodness. You really can鈥檛 go wrong with a little pesto for that extra bit of flavor. And whether you like to dip or dunk, it鈥檚 hard not to gobble up this sophisticated version of your favorite childhood sandy. (Photo via Elyse Belarge)

28. Cannolis: Have no fear. Cannolis can be made in dorm room kitchens with just six simple ingredients. And for those of you who鈥檝e never had a cannoli before, it鈥檚 basically a flaky, fried hollow shell with a sweet, creamy filling that鈥檚 oh-so decadent. (Photo via Haley Durham)

29. Parmesan Ramen: We鈥檝e all eaten way too much ramen for our own good, so it might be time to shake things up a bit. This ramen recipe incorporates a little cheese for when you just can鈥檛 stand that chicken flavor anymore. (Photo via Meredith Marcus)

30. Bacon Cheese Scones: Scones are versatile little pastries. They can be made sweet or savory and can act as fancy dinner party desserts or a midweek snack. They are also quite filling, so when you鈥檙e in a morning hurry, just scone 鈥榥鈥 go. (Photo via Mira Nguyen)

31. The Best Mac and Cheese: Look at that gooey, stretchy cheese and those golden brown, cheese-encrusted noodles. This recipe makes just that 鈥 a creamy, almost-too-cheesy mac, with a crispy golden top that will satisfy everyone鈥檚 taste buds. (Photo via Amanda Shulman)

32. Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Risotto: Risotto is one of the most popular ways of cooking rice in Italy, but you don鈥檛 have to go all the way there to whip up this dish. And did we mention that this is a one-pot meal? (Photo via Vedika Luthra)

33. Huevos Rancheros: This vegetarian version of huevos rancheros is so good it makes both the chef and the diners happy. It鈥檚 really easy to make, even though it looks kinda fancy. You can even find all the ingredients at Trader Joe鈥檚, and it pairs perfectly with a glass of sangria. (Photo via Gabby Phi)

34. Cheddar Broccoli Ramen: It鈥檚 time to make ramen taste like it costs more than 10 cents. This two-ingredient recipe is too easy for words, and the broccoli adds the necessary substance and nutrients. (Photo via Caitlin Wolper)

35. South American Cheese Wontons: This twist on wontons will be one of the best things you鈥檝e ever tasted. When you scarf down a plate full of 鈥檈m, you鈥檒l be saying 鈥淚 wont-a-ton of these.鈥 (Photo via Aurelie Corinthios)

36. Potato Chip Grilled Cheese: You spent your childhood eating sandwiches with chips on the side for lunch, but now that you鈥檝e grown up, it鈥檚 time to take this classic meal to a whole new, crunchy level. (Photo via Kirby Barth)

37. Burrito Bowl: No need to waste money at Chipotle when you can very well make your own burrito in the comfort of your own home. You can even skip the tortilla and make a burrito bowl and add in a little extra of all of your favorite toppings. (Photo via Kirby Barth)

38. Ruby Wrap: This wrap is great for those days when you don鈥檛 have time to prepare an entire meal and need something on the go. And of course, it鈥檚 always better with cheese inside. (Photo via Kirby Barth)

39. Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese: This recipe transforms everyone鈥檚 favorite party dip into a sandwich. The buttery, toasted exterior and gooey interior alongside the fresh veggie taste is something we all know, love and want right now. (Photos via Tess Wei)

40. Shrimp Nachos: This match made in snack heaven gives you a little extra protein in your classic cheesy nachos. We鈥檙e now convinced that shrimp is the secret ingredient to the best nachos ever. (Photo via Katherine Richter)

41. The Pizza-nini: This single serving of pizza deliciousness is great for when you鈥檙e too lazy to actually make dinner. Feel free to throw in a bunch of veggies to make a greasy pizza-like dish into something a little more healthy. (Photo via Tarika Narain)

42. Sweet Potato and Brie Empanadas: If you鈥檙e a fan of various types of small, filled-dough dishes, then you鈥檒l definitely be a fan of this sweet 鈥榥鈥 salty one. Pro Tip: Be sure to bake a big batch so you can enjoy them throughout the week 鈥 that is, if you don鈥檛 eat 鈥檈m all in one sitting. (Photo via Julia McKellar)

43. Red Pepper and Pesto Grilled Cheese: Say goodbye to Kraft singles and get a little more fancy with some mozzarella, red peppers and pesto. You can step it up even more with a li鈥檒 Sriracha mayo too. (Photo via Libby Perold)

44. Goat Cheese and Arugula Pesto Pizza: Pizza has a bad rep cause of all the carbs and grease, but this healthy version is just as easy to make and 鈥 dare we say 鈥 more delicious 鈥檆ause it鈥檚 homemade. Trust us, you won鈥檛 want to miss out on this one. (Photo via Marci Green)

45. Chili Mac: If you鈥檙e tired of the fake taste of boxed mac and cheese and you鈥檙e not a fan of canned chili, it鈥檚 time to make your own with a Tex-Mex twist. This will become your new all-time favorite comfort food. (Photo via Dan Torres)

46. Cheesy Jalape帽o Bread in a Rice Cooker: Rice cookers aren鈥檛 just for rice anymore. Nope. Believe it or not, this little doohickey can make bread. Try out this jalape帽o recipe that鈥檚 both devilishly spicy and cheesy. (Photo via Abby Wang)

47. Pizza Rolls: You can make your own pizza rolls for a cheaper, tastier and more impressive treat that鈥檚 nostalgic and nutritious. And if you鈥檙e feeling lazy, you can also make these in big batches and freeze 鈥檈m, and then microwave a few whenever you are craving some cheesy goodness. (Photo via Benjamin Martin)

48. Cream Cheese French Toast With 鈥淐aramelized鈥 Bananas: This is like a souped-up version of Bananas Foster that combines a thick and rich cream cheese with 鈥渃aramelized鈥 bananas. It will truly be a decadent start to your day. (Photo via Irene Kim)

49. Bacon-Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese and Rosemary: The combination of crisp, smokey bacon and sweet dates might not sound like your typical crowd-pleaser, but trust us on this one. Feel free to swap out the ingredients to make it suitable for vegetarians or bacon lovers. You can even get creative by stuffing the dates with almonds, ricotta or Parmesan cheese. (Photo via Maya Krasnow)

50. Cheesy Broccoli Spaghetti Squash Boats: There鈥檚 just something about cheesy broccoli pasta that is extremely comforting. And by swapping traditional enriched pasta for good ol鈥 spaghetti squash (we promise you won鈥檛 taste the difference) and skimming down just a touch on the cheese, this meal becomes much healthier but still has the same comforting taste. (Photo via Shruti Thundiyil)

51. Five-Ingredient Baked Pizza Dip: Rather than ordering a handful of pizza pies for your next party, you can impress your guests with this pizza in dip form. This recipe can also be adapted to use whichever toppings you prefer. (Photo via Kelly Logan)

52. Garlic and Herb Cheese Bombs: Cheese and carbs are the ultimate duo. So surprise guests with your magnificent, newly acquired cooking skills and make them wonder how you made this deliciousness (Hint: It鈥檚 mostly the cheese hidden in the bread and pre-made biscuits). (Photo via Natalie Choy)

53. Homemade Cheese: What better way to eat cheese than by itself? For all the vegans out there, you can make this cheese with whatever type of milk you choose (though cow鈥檚 milk is strongly recommended). (Photo via Stephanie DeVaux)

Have any other cheese recipes? Let us know in the comments below!