We're all familiar with the powdered cheese that comes in a blue box, but you may be surprised that this simple product has a wide range of delicious uses in a number of dishes.

You can easily find brands without a ton of additives or chemicals, just be sure to check labels that list primarily cheese, whey and salt. The powdered variety melts very well, and adds a delicious punch of cheesy flavors to a number of sides, snacks and main courses.

You'll be amazed that you've been cooking without this product all these years!

Golden Cheese Bread

Cheese on bread

Cheese and bread seemed made for each other (or maybe that's just cheese with everything).

This delicious Golden Cheese Bread incorporates both powdered and real cheese for the ultimate flavor and texture punch, so each piece you sinfully pull off will be covered with melty golden goodness and infused with an extra cheesy kick.

Homemade Doritos

A stack of burritos

Homemade anything just always tastes better, especially when it snack foods. Making your own chips is easier than you may think, and it's nice being in control of your ingredients with this homemade Doritos recipe.

If you want to save on some time, simply use tortilla chips, spray with a little oil, add the seasoning and bake for 10 minutes in 300-degree oven.

Cheesy Bloody Marys

A bloody mary

The best thing about Bloody Marys is that they are super customizable.

For a cheesy twist, rim your glass with the cheese powder by simply wetting the rim with a lemon and coat using a swallow dish. Add your favorite Bloody Mary recipe and top with a sprinkle of cheese powder.

Eggs Benedict With Ham And Cheesy Hollandaise Sauce

Eggs benedict

Eggs Benedict is one of the ultimate brunch foods, and really, it's perfect all in its own. Yet it can get better, as adding your powdered cheese in this Eggs Benedict With Ham And Cheesy Hollandaise Sauce more than proves.

Cheddar Ranch Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower

You might not think sophisticated when you think of cheese powder, but you can definitely whip up an impressive and tasty side by making this Cheddar Ranch Roasted Cauliflower recipe.

The ranch powder gives its an extra kick, turning this mild-tasting veggie into the perfect vehicle for delivering some serious flavor.

Nacho Cheese Turkey Taco Shells


These gluten-free, low-carb, paleo-friendly Nacho Cheese Turkey Taco Shells are a unique and fun twist on the normally stale tasting taco shells you pick up at the store.

They're actually made using sliced turkey, a surprising ingredient that makes for one seriously tasty taco holder. You'll want it to be taco Tuesday everyday.

Walnut Covered Cheese Ball

A cheese ball

Cheese balls are a fun and easy appetizer to serve up at any party or gathering. Mixing cream cheese, shredded cheese and powdered cheese in this Walnut Covered Cheese Ball will give you the cheese trifecta to delight all your guest.

Bonus: this recipe features a lighter version, but you can of course use full-fat ingredients to your liking.

Cheddar Jalapeño Pretzels


Save a bit of money on those flavored pretzel snacks by making some of your own.

Pick your favorite shape and brand, and create this easy but oh so tasty seasoning that combines your cheese powder with a bit of a kick with these Cheddar Jalapeño Pretzels.

Homemade Gold Fish

Gold fish crackers in a bowl

Making these adorable little cheesy treats aren't as hard as you may think, you just need a goldfish cutter (or any shaped cutter you like). And while you might consider these Homemade Gold Fish as a kids snack, they're so good that any age will love them.

Cheesy Popcorn


This one may be a no brainer, but powdered cheese is the perfect topping for your popped snack. Use a bit of melted butter, oil or even water to help the powder to stick. Want to kick it up a notch? Try this Chili Cheese Popcorn.

Doritos Crusted Chicken Fingers

Crusted chicken tenders

While the cheese powder may not be the main star in the dish, it does add a nice burst of flavor when coating your chicken strips for the ultimate cheesy dinner treat. Bonus points for using your homemade Doritos in this Doritos Crusted Chicken Fingers recipe.

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs

Cheese powder is meant to be melted, so it will perfectly incorporate into fluffy scrambled eggs while infusing a creamy texture. Simply whisk in the cheese powder with the eggs, pour into a pan, and a delicious breakfast is served.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes

Just like with the eggs, powdered cheese just melts so nicely, so pairing it with shredded cheese deliverers the ultimate texture and flavor. Spruce up your normal scalloped potatoes with this Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes.

Quick And Easy Chip Dip

Cheese dip

It really couldn't get more simple than this. Mix your powdered cheese with sour cream and voilà, a seriously tasty and ridiculously simply dip that will compliment any chip or pretzel (but it would be pretty intense with cheddar and sour cream flavored chips)!

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