10 Quick and Healthy Cheese Recipes for Kids

10 Easy and Yummy Cheese Recipes for Kids

Kids pretty much fall in love with cheese instantly. And so do we. Cheese is actually a great source of calcium that is required on a daily basis. By making some tasty and healthy cheese recipes for toddlers, you can rest assured that your child won’t hound you every time you go to a restaurant when they already have the best dishes in their home.

10 Delicious Cheese Recipes for Your Child

Here are a few simple recipes you can try that have lots of cheese for your kids to enjoy!

1. Cheese Fondue

What You Need

  • Shredded Gruyere cheese
  • Shredded Swiss-style cheese
  • Corn flour
  • Dry white wine
  • Lemon juice
  • Nutmeg powder
  • Dry mustard
  • Chopped baby corns
  • Chopped broccoli

How to Prepare

a) Take a bowl and mix cornflour and cheese in it together. Put this mixture in the refrigerator for some hours.

b) Take baby corn and broccoli and blanch them using hot water. Rinse them later in some ice water.

c) Take a pan and add some wine and lemon juice to it. Allow it to simmer while adding cheese mix to it. Keep stirring throughout and let it cook until it starts looking creamy.

d) Add a pinch of nutmeg powder, and some mustards, along with a few vegetables and keep stirring.

e) Put the entire mixture into a fondue pot and cook it on low heat.

2. Quesadillas

What You Need

  • Salsa
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Corn kernels
  • Cooked and diced boneless chicken
  • Diced red pepper
  • Vegetable oil

How to Prepare

a) Take a tortilla and spread salsa on it as needed. Sprinkle it with some cheese.

b) Add some red pepper, corn, and chicken pieces on it. Then, carefully fold it into a semi-circle.

c) Take a pan and add oil to it while on medium heat. Put the quesadillas in it and cook it on both sides.

d) Once cooked, cut it into small wedges and pair it with some more salsa or sour cream.

3. Mac and Cheese

What You Need

  • Uncooked macaroni
  • Low-fat milk
  • All-purpose flour
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt
  • Black pepper powder
  • Bread
  • Butter

How to Prepare

a) Take the macaroni and cook it well following the process mentioned in its package. Drain the cooked macaroni.

b) Take a pan and add some milk and flour to it. Heat it, stirring it well, until it is thick.

c) Add a dash of salt and pepper, with some cheese while stirring it. Start adding pasta and toss it properly. Once done, keep it away for some time.

d) Make bread crumbs from the bread slices and heat them.

e) Sprinkle the crumbs over the macaroni and serve.

4. Cheese Frittata

What You Need

  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Chopped chives
  • Pepper
  • Chopped white onion
  • Butter
  • Baby spinach
  • Roasted and chopped red peppers
  • Grated white cheddar cheese
  • Ricotta cheese

How to Prepare

a) Take a bowl and mix a good amount of eggs with salt, chives, and pepper.

b) Take a pan and melt some butter in it. Sauté few onions in the pan.

c) Add roasted peppers, spinach and vegetables to it and sauté them. Add ricotta cheese and keep stirring.

d) Finally, add the egg mixture and let it cook for a few minutes. Pepper it with cheddar cheese and let it cook some more.

e) Put the frittata onto a baking sheet and bake it till it gets a golden brown shade.

f) Cut it into small wedge-shaped pieces and serve with nice crusty bread.

5. Oreo Cookie Cheesecake

What You Need

  • Oreo cookies
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Corn flour
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla essence
  • Chocolate bars
  • Cream

Oreo Cheesecake

How to Prepare

a) Take a good amount of cookies and crush them together with butter. Line this mixture inside the base of a cake tin.

b) Take cream cheese, sugar, and cornflour and whip it all together with some eggs.

c) Keep whipping and add vanilla essence, chocolate and cream to the mixture.

d) Put the mixture on top of the Oreo base and bake it at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 100 degrees after that and continue baking for an hour.

6. Cheese Soufflé

What You Need

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Milk
  • Eggs

How to Prepare

a) Prepare the oven by heating it to 190 degrees.

b) Take a bowl and mix potatoes, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, along with the egg yolks. Mix it really well and add some milk to it.

c) Take another bowl and whip the egg whites in it until they are stiff. Add that to the earlier mixture and stir well.

d) Take a soufflé dish and grease it properly. Add the mixture to the dish and bake it in the oven for around 50 minutes. The mixture will rise up and get a golden brown shade.

e) Remove the dish from the oven and serve it immediately along with some green salad.

7. Veggie and Cheese Tarts

What You Need

  • Tart shells
  • Half and half
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dry mustard
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Chopped red bell pepper
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Finely chopped onion
  • Oil

How to Prepare

a) Take a bowl and add the half and half, spices and the eggs and beat them together.

b) Take a pan and add some oil to it to stir-fry the vegetables on medium heat.

c) Take a cookie tray and place the tart shells on it. Pour the egg mixture into the tart shell up to half. Fill the other half with the vegetable mixture. Add some cheese on the top.

d) Place the tray in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes at 190 degrees.

8. Penne Pasta with Cheese and Bacon

What You Need

  • Penne pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Bacon strips
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated sharp cheddar cheese

How to Prepare

a) Take the penne pasta and cook it as instructed on its package.

b) Take some garlic in skillet and sauté it in olive oil on medium heat for a few minutes.

c) Take another pan and fry the bacon strips to a golden brown shade. Place them on a paper towel to drain them. Break it into smaller pieces.

d) Take a bowl and add garlic, bacon, basil and some oil and toss together.

e) Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the bowl. Add some salt and pepper and stir it well. Add some cheese to the mixture and serve it alongside some salad.

9. Fettucine Alfredo

What You Need

  • Cooked fresh fettuccine pasta
  • Butter
  • Crush garlic cloves
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Egg yolk
  • Thickened cream
  • Salt and pepper

How to Prepare

a) Take a pan and melt some butter in it. Add the crushed garlic to it and cook for 2 minutes.

b) Add cream to the pan and gently heat it. Mix it with egg yolk and some more cream using a fork.

c) Take one more cup of cream and whisk it in it while heating gently. As it starts bubbling, add parmesan cheese to it gradually, while continuing to whisk the mixture.

d) Add salt and pepper as required for taste. Put the cooked fettuccine in the sauce and stir it well.

10. Loaded Hasselback Potatoes

What You Need

  • Potatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Bacon rashers
  • Sour cream
  • Chives
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt

How to Prepare

a) Prepare the oven by heating it to 200 degrees.

b) For each potato, make small slices in it but not completely through.

c) Place them on a baking sheet and paint them with olive oil, right into the slices. Pepper some sea salt over it.

d) Bake this for around an hour as they start getting tender and brown. Take them out of the oven and place cheese slices between the potato gaps.

e) Take a pan and fry finely diced bacon in it until it’s crispy. Take small and thin cheese squares and fit them into the Hasselback gaps.

f) Bake the potatoes in the oven again for about 20 minutes as the cheese starts melting.

g) Take them out and add sour cream, bacon bits, and finely chopped chives as toppings.

Making a quick macaroni cheese recipe for kids is the best way to get them all excited and happy. With all the attraction of eating cheesy food items in an outer restaurant, you can always ensure hygienic and healthy preparation of the items, by using the right ingredients. Easy to make and delicious to taste, these healthy cheese recipes will keep your kids hooked to them for a long time.

Also Read: Yummy Bread Recipes for Kids

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