Gouda cheese is delicious cow’s milk cheese that originated from the Netherlands. It’s very versatile and works with lots of different flavors.
If you are looking for some inspiration for how to use gouda in your cooking then check out this list of amazing gouda recipes that you can make at home.
1. Apple & Gouda Pigs In A Blanket
Everyone loves pigs in a blanket. This version makes use of the classic combination of pork and apple flavors with the addition of some deliciously smoky gouda to complement both flavors.
Layer up the filling and wrap them up in your crescent roll dough then bake – it couldn’t be simpler!
2. Creamy Gouda Cauliflower Cheese
Cauliflower cheese is a great side dish to serve with lots of different meals. You can use whatever cheese you want to make it, but have you ever tried it with gouda? If not then you have to give this recipe a try.
3. New Potatoes With Gouda
Why serve plain potatoes with your next meal when you can serve golden new potatoes with salt, pepper, lime juice, paprika and deliciously creamy gouda cheese?
This recipe will change the way that you see potatoes. Forget cheese fries, these potatoes are even better.
4. Ham & Gouda Chipotle Dip
Ham and cheese is a classic combination, and gouda is one of the best cheeses to pair with ham. The smoky flavor of the cheese is the perfect accompaniment to the salty ham.
In this recipe, a spicy kick of chipotle is also used. Use this dip for chips, veggie crudites, or whatever else you fancy.
5. French Onion Soup With Gouda
French onion soup is such a delicious treat. Rich beef broth with sweet caramelized onion, crusty bread that softens in the soup, and a melted cheesy topping that strings as you pull it apart.
French onion soup is often topped with gruyere, but you can also top it with gouda for a different flavor. You will be surprised at how well the gouda goes with the beef broth.
6. Gouda Stuffed Lamb Meatballs
Lamb is quite a sweet, rich meat. When you pair it with red chile, smoked paprika, and creamy gouda cheese you have the perfect balance of flavors.
Finely chopped mushrooms and zucchini are used in the meatballs for moisture, nutrients and depth of flavor.
7. Pimento & Gouda Crostini
If you’re looking for a gouda themed appetizer then this recipe is perfect. The sweet pimento peppers are sprinkled on top of the melted gouda that sits on crunchy bread.
They are great for parties as you can eat them with your fingers.
8. Gouda Cheese Puffs
All you need is one ingredient to make these cheese puffs – gouda! Cut it into cubes and dry it out for 24 to 48 hours, then bake them in the oven for 15 minutes. The cubes will puff up into crispy cheese bites.
9. Mushroom, Buckwheat & Gouda Salad
Gouda is a very flavorsome cheese which makes it perfect for adding to a salad.
This earthy, wholesome salad made with mushrooms and buckwheat is packed with protein and fiber, and the gouda is the perfect finishing touch.
10. Butternut Squash & Gouda Gyozas
This is fusion cooking at its finest. Classic European flavors are combined with Japanese Gyozas to make delicious treats. This would make a great appetizer and it’s probably something your friends haven’t tried before.
11. Spinach & Gouda Pasta Shells
This meal is perfect for making on a busy weeknight when you need something quick and easy, but comforting and full of flavor.
The cheese is melted and the spinach is nutritious, all stuffed into tasty pasta shells.
12. Smoked Gouda Grits
Grits is a versatile dish that can be served with anything, but it can get boring. Adding some smoked gouda will jazz up your grits. If you want to make it into a full meal, cook some brown butter shrimp to go on top.
13. Spinach & Gouda Stuffed Pork Cutlets
If you are hosting a dinner party then you can impress your guests with these spinach and gouda stuffed pork cutlets.
They look professional and they taste like restaurant quality food, but they are actually very easy to make at home.
14. Gouda & Apple Crostini With Honey Drizzle
These crostini are mouth-wateringly good. The honey is sweet and fragrant and is the ideal topping for the crisp apple and soft gouda cheese.
Make a plate of these for a buffet table and they will disappear in minutes.
15. Mushroom & Lentil Pot Pies With Gouda Biscuit Topping
These delicious vegetarian pies are packed with flavor. Earthy mushrooms, savory lentils and creamy gouda with a butter biscuit topping.
You can serve them with steamed green vegetables and some mashed potatoes for a wonderful meal.
16. Spinach Dip With Sun dried Tomato, Artichoke & Gouda
Gouda is the secret ingredient in this recipe that enhances the flavor and will leave your guests wanting more. Serve it with crusty bread or veggie sticks, or even some chips.
17. Mac N Cheese With Gouda
You can use any combination of cheese that you like when you make Mac N Cheese, but we suggest adding in some gouda. It will deepen the flavor and give you a wonderfully creamy texture, and also a richer color.
18. Mashed Potato Casserole With Bacon & Gouda
Gouda goes so well with bacon and the two flavors come together perfectly in this potato casserole.
This would make a fantastic side dish to serve at Thanksgiving or with any type of meat dish. You can also add some leeks or spinach into the casserole if you want to.
19. Bacon & Egg Sandwiches With Avocado & Gouda
If you want a quick breakfast or lunch then bacon and egg sandwiches are a great choice. This recipe takes it one step further and adds creamy avocado and delicious gouda to enhance the flavors.
This textured sandwich is filling and satisfying and makes a wonderful meal.
20. Smoked Gouda Omelet Cups
If you want to make a breakfast to eat on the go then try these gouda omelet cups. You can add in whatever extra toppings you fancy, and eat them cold or reheat them. They are also a great idea for picnics.
21. Onion & Gouda Quesadillas
These vegetarian quesadillas would make a great addition to your next Mexican night.
The caramelized onions are both sweet and savory and go really well with the melty gouda cheese. You can add some sausage if you want to make it meaty.
22. Smoky Gouda & Chicken Sandwiches With Apple
Tender succulent chicken is layered up with thin, crisp slices of fresh apple and plenty of melted gouda cheese in this delicious sandwich.
The flavors will blow you away and this will soon become one of your favorite sandwiches to eat.
23. Smoked Gouda Cheese Ball
This gouda cheese ball wrapped in crispy prosciutto is a great sharing starter or would make a fantastic centerpiece for a buffet.
Everyone can dig in and help themselves and you can serve it with different sides like pretzels, celery sticks, chips and bread.
24. Ham & Gouda Grilled Sandwiches With Caramelized Onions
A grilled cheese sandwich is the ultimate comfort that you can enjoy any time of day or night.
But just because it is comfort food doesn’t mean it has to be boring – this recipe adds ham and caramelized onions and uses delicious gouda to make the sandwich extra special.
25. White Lasagna With Gouda
White lasagna is a sausage based pasta dish that works perfectly with smoky gouda cheese.
The white sauce is flavored with white wine, cream cheese and double cream. This meal is rich but so delicious – the perfect indulgent treat.
26. Smoked Gouda Fondue
One of the best ways to enjoy gouda is in a fondue. You can really appreciate the flavor of the cheese and you can customize it to dip in whatever you want – steak, chicken, pork, vegetables, bread, apples – you get to choose.
27. Breakfast Strata With Prosciutto, Pesto & Gouda
This Mediterranean style breakfast bread bake makes a nice change from omelets and sandwiches for breakfast.
The prosciutto is salty and goes well with the creamy gouda, and the herby pesto lifts the flavors of the dish.
28. Apple Gouda Hand Pies
These apple and gouda hand pies are the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors and make a nice change from a classic meat pie or a pasty.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Gouda Made From?
Gouda is made from cow’s milk which gives it a creamy, yellow color.
What Does Gouda Taste Like?
Gouda has a mild, sweet, nutty flavor.
Where Is Gouda From?
Gouda is popular all over the world but it originated in the Netherlands.
Which Is Better, Smoked Or Unsmoked Gouda?
Smoked gouda has a stronger flavor and unsmoked gouda is more mild. It depends on your preference and the other flavors you are using in the dish.
These recipes showcase how delicious and versatile gouda is. Have a go at these recipes and see what you think.
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