Cheez-Its Soup to Nuts with 6 Easy Recipes Slideshow

Cheez-It Mini Cheesecakes

Patricia Stagich

Cheescake doesn't always have to be considered a dessert. Switch up its role at your next dinner party and serve one as a savory appetizer, like with this recipe that uses Cheez-It crackers to create a crunchy and savory crust. 

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Cheez-It Meatballs

Patricia Stagich

The reason for including breadcrumbs in a meatball recipe is for binding, but we decided to add a little flavor with them as well, using Cheez-Its. While they are a little more dense than fresh breadcrumbs, soaking the crushed crackers in milk adjusts their texture and lets them add the perfect amount of tangy, Cheddar cheese flavor to this classic recipe. 

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Broccoli Cheez-It Soufflé

Patricia Stagich

This recipe proves that all you need is a little imagination when it comes to Cheez-Its. For this casserole, they serve as a crunchy, cheesy crust to a creamy broccoli filling. 

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Cheez-It Mac and Cheese

Patricia Stagich

After trying this recipe once, using Cheez-Its as a crust for your mac and cheese will be a no-brainer. Too much cheese, you say? Not even close. The salty, crunchy qualities of the crackers add a balance of texture and flavor to a creamy, mild, (and dare we say cheesy) mac and cheese. 

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Cheddar Cheeze-It Apple Pie

Patricia Stagich

Adapted from one of chef David Burke's creations, the original version of this recipe already had Cheddar cheese in it, but we gave it an extra dose with Cheez-It crackers. 

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Chocolate Cheez-It Ice Cream

Mellissa Sevigny

For those who believe that chocolate tastes good with anything, this recipe may just prove that theory. Rich and intense dark chocolate is paired with the sharpness of these Cheddar crackers to create a unique sweet and savory combination. Folded into milk chocolate ice cream, the chocolate-covered Cheez-Its are a salty and satisfying surprise with every bite. 

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