20 Gruyère Recipes For Cheese Lovers

Cheese is one of the most popular ingredients in a recipe. It is so versatile that you can use it almost anywhere.

Gooey cheese can add more texture and flavor to a dish. Just sprinkle it on your savory meals or add it in as a special treat.

20 Gruyère Recipes for Cheese Lovers

But you cannot use just any cheese for every dish. Different cheeses have a different flavor. 

For example, a Swiss cheese like Gruyère has a mildly nutty flavor that works well with pasta and toast.

Here is our list of the 20 best Gruyère recipes for cheese lovers.

1. Honey Sesame Encrusted Cheddar Gruyère Pasta

There is so much flavor in this Gruyère pasta that you are not quite sure what exactly is in it. But this cheesy recipe is not your standard mac and cheese.

With a mix of fresh tomatoes, artichoke hearts, paprika, sesame seeds and honey, you create a delicious base for your pasta and cheese.

Plus, this pasta dish is also super quick to make. It takes just 15 minutes until you can serve this gooey delight.

2. Mac And Cheese

This wouldn’t be a proper cheese recipe list if we did not put mac and cheese right at the beginning.

There are so many different ways to make mac and cheese but we found this one just the best. It is packed with flavors that you don’t usually find in a traditional mac’n cheese.

The combination of mustard, cream, milk and five different types of cheese turn this classic cheese dish into a rich main meal.

3. Grilled Cheese Toastie

While grilled cheese toastie doesn’t sound very exciting, this isn’t just your normal grilled cheese.

Salted truffle bitter and a blend of three cheeses, including Gruyère, mozzarella and cheddar, make this toasted cheese one of the best toasties we ever had.

It has a sweet, nutty flavor and the cheese stretches just as it should.

You can vary this recipe with a range of other cheeses and bread. We found sourdough works well but you can also use ciabatta or toast slices.

As it’s a quick and simple cheese recipe, you can have it as a quick snack or even as a main dish with some tasty sides.

4. Gruyère Cheese Fondue

There is nothing better than a traditional cheese fondue with your favorite cheese. It’s a classic winter warmer for cold evenings

This delightful Gruyère cheese fondue has a little surprise in store. It contains some cider and brandy for a little extra warmth.

Take some bread and dip it into the tasty fondue. There is plenty for all the family and you don’t have to worry about any leftovers. It’s so tasty that you can enjoy it even without the bread.

5. Gruyère Cheese Puffs

Cheese puffs are the best party food. You can prepare them in advance and serve them either piping hot or chilled.

As these Gruyère cheese puffs taste so great, you might even struggle to get them on a plate because they are going to be gone fast.

These cheesy puffs aren’t as quick as some other recipes on our list but they are definitely worth the wait. 

Plus, you can make them in large batches and they keep in the fridge for a few days.

6. Mushroom Gruyère Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is one of the most popular ways to turn Gruyère cheese into a tasty meal. 

The mushrooms in this recipe give your cheese some added texture. You can use any type of sandwich slices you like.

You can also mix different other cheeses with the Gruyère, such as cheddar or mozzarella. This will give your grilled cheese sandwiches a more complex taste.

7. Creamy Gruyere And Shrimp Pasta

Guyere isn’t just a vegetarian option but you can also enjoy it in plenty of different meat and seafood dishes, such as this creamy shrimp past.

With just a few ingredients, you can make a tasty dish for all cheese lovers. It’s the perfect meal to feed a bigger crowd.

8. French Onion Soup

Gruyère is a Swiss cheese, so it’s probably not a surprise that it goes very well with different French dishes, including the classic French onion soup.

While you don’t add the Gruyère cheese directly to your soup, you enjoy the caramelized onions with a crunchy baguette topped off with savory cheese.

Dip the cheesy bread into your soup and watch the cheese melt lightly. You can then enjoy the crunch of the bread with the softness of your Gruyère.

9. Easy Gruyère And Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes and cheese are one of the tastiest combinations. While both only have a subtle flavor, they create a delicious dish when you pair them together.

These cheesy au gratin potatoes make for a sumptuous main meal that feeds all the family.

As it is super quick to make, you can enjoy it as a weeknight dish or make it for a warming lunch.

10. Apple Pear Gruyère Pie

When you think of cheese, then we only imagine savory dishes but you’ll be surprised how well Gruyère pairs with fruits.

This apple and pear pie has so many beautiful honey flavors. The pear, apple and vanilla brown butter adds plenty of sweetness.

While you can add the Gruyère as a topping, this recipe suggests putting your cheese straight in with your crust.

This creates a fantastic balance between savory and sweet that’s worth trying anytime of the day.

11. Gruyère Biscuits With Herbs

If you want to create a tasty Gruyère side dish, then these herby biscuits are an ideal option. You can make as many as you like and store them for a few days.

These soft and fluffy biscuits don’t just taste cheesy but they also contain plenty of different herbs that give them much more flavor than your standard cheese biscuit or cheese puff.

12. Ham And Cheese Quiche

You can find Gruyère in many traditional breakfast dishes because it’s perfect for starting your day.

This being said, this tasty quiche is great for any time of the day. Just whisk the cheese and ham together with some eggs.

You can also add mushrooms or different vegetables in to get some more health benefits and flavor.

Quiche is ideal when you want to use up some of your leftovers. 

13. Cheesy Baked Leeks

Leeks are an often forgotten vegetable but they have a surprisingly great flavor that works in so many dishes.

You can make this cheesy leek recipe in just a few minutes. The rich cheese sauce is super creamy, and you can even add Gruyère on top for an extra cheese kick.

The different flavors and textures of the leeks and cheese make this dish a great dinner for all the family.

14. Gruyère, Onion And Bacon Pizza

When you think of different recipes that use cheese, then you cannot miss out on pizza. 

While most pizzas are just topped with cheese, this bacon and onion pizza has a distinct flavor of its own and works surprisingly well with Gruyère.

Plus, there is nothing better than a homemade pizza that has a thin crust and delicious flavors.

You can make this pizza recipe as large or small as you like, so there is a slice (or two) for everyone.

15. Onion And Gruyère Dip

Gruyère and caramelized onions are a great sweet and savory combination. For this tasty dip, you just need a few basic ingredients.

Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to cook, so it’s a super party dip that you can share for movie nights and birthdays.

You can use different types of onions and cheese to create more complex flavors. But it’s also a good recipe to use up any of your leftovers.

16. Gruyère Cheese Twists

When you think of cheese, what comes to your mind first? Cheese twists are just a traditional snack that you can find in almost every grocery store and snack bar.

While this cheese twist recipe looks difficult, it is surprisingly quick and easy. Cheese and flaky puff pastry are the perfect pair to make tasty finger food.

For the ultimate cheesy dish, you can use these cheese twists and dip them into your Gruyère fondue.

17. Gruyère Bread Pudding

This savory version of a classic bread pudding has a surprising twist. The nutty Gruyère cheese makes this recipe rich, gooey and delicious.

You can enjoy this cheese bread pudding as an afternoon snack or for breakfast. 

18. Croque Madame

Even if you have never heard of croque madame, chances are that you tried one here and there.

This fancy breakfast sandwich is made with sourdough bread, Dijon mustard, ham and Gruyère cheese.

You fry the stuffed sandwich in a mixture of milk and then. This makes it crunchy on the outside with an inside that is packed with flavor.

So, if you want to change your traditional breakfast, then this is definitely a cheesy option worth trying.

19. Homemade Cheese Crackers

If you have some leftover cheeses, then you probably won’t have enough to make a full meal. However, you can turn your Gruyère into these tasty crackers.

You only need to combine some basic ingredients to make a dough. Then cut the pieces to size and bake them until they are beautifully golden brown.

These crackers can be as thick or thin as you like, and you can make them for a big crowd. They are perfect for dunking and dipping into your cheesy fondue or dips.

20. Gruyère-Stuffed Crusty Loaves

Warm bread and cheese just naturally go together. This crusty loaf recipe isn’t just making a bread but it puts Gruyère literally at the center.

While this cheese bread takes a little while to make, the end result with warm cheese running down the side is very much worth it.

You can even store the entire loaf for a day in the fridge, so you can plan ahead for your party.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Best Way To Eat Gruyère Cheese?

The best way to eat Gruyère cheese is in a fondue, toastie or any dish that requires melting cheese.

Gruyère cheese melts very well, so you can also it for baking. Alternatively, just grate it and sprinkle it over your savory dishes to add a bit more flavor.

Do You Need To Cut The Rind Off Gruyère?

Gruyère cheese has a hard rind that is edible. However, it is best to cut it off and melt it in with your cooking.

Gruyère rind adds some great flavor to a variety of dishes.

What Does Gruyère Cheese Pair With?

Gruyère cheese pairs very well with bread, fruits, crackers and pecan nuts. You can also combine this tasty cheese with different meats, such as prosciutto, ham and salami.

Final Thoughts

From gooey mac and cheese to party cheese puffs, there are plenty of Gruyère recipes that cheese lovers are going to enjoy.

20 Gruyère Recipes For Cheese Lovers

20 Gruyère Recipes For Cheese Lovers

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