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20 Best Colby Cheese Recipes

Have some delicious Colby sitting around the house about to spoil? These Colby cheese recipes can help you use it up! 

These recipes are some of the gooiest, most spectacularly cheesy ones around.

I’ve tried to include a variety of options to suit everyone’s tastes. 

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Maybe you want a simple sandwich or an easy-to-make appetizer.

Or perhaps you’re in the mood for good, old-fashioned comfort food like mac and cheese.

Either way, this list of Colby cheese recipes has it all. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! 

1. 10-Minute Nacho Cheese Dip

If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate anything with ’10-minute’ in its name.

Fortunately, this one is more than just quick and simple. It’s also delicious. 

It’s a thick, creamy cheese dip with plenty of garlic and green chile flavor.

Dice some tomatoes and green (or red) onions, and crumble some bacon on top. You won’t be sorry you did.

2. Nanny’s Simple Macaroni and Cheese

You won’t believe this, but it’s true. You can make the most comforting, southern-style mac-n-cheese with just three ingredients.

You’ll need macaroni, Colby cheese, and milk. That’s it. Of course, you can add salt and pepper to taste, but that’s the whole recipe.

It’s cheesy, gooey, and downright decadent. Forget making it a side dish. People won’t want anything else on their plates!

3. Colby Jack Cheesy Bread

We all know that baking homemade bread takes some time. If you invest that much time in bread, it should be the best bread.

Yes, I’m talking about cheesy bread. 

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This recipe yields the most incredible cheesy bread. It has a crunchy exterior, but the inside is melt-in-your-mouth soft.

You’ll appreciate its decadent cheese and garlic flavor. There’s also a bit of paprika and celery seed for extra flair.

Top it off with sesame seeds for crunch, and you’re all set. 

4. Colby Pepper Jack Cheese Dip

Want to make your cheese dip even more filling and indulgent? Try adding chopped chicken.

The dip is just as rich and yummy as always. The chicken simply adds more flavor and protein. 

It’s much chunkier than your typical dip, and there’s also some heat.

Even so, it makes the perfect Game Day snack or appetizer. Everyone will want seconds.

5. The Best Grilled Cheese

I won’t swear that this is the best grilled cheese sandwich. However, it’s definitely in the top five.

The bread is light and crunchy, and the cheese is out of this world.

It’s pure gooey, melted goodness. Combining Colby and cheddar tastes so good that it’ll make you weak in the knees.

The real secret, though, is the mayo. Using mayonnaise instead of butter makes the bread lighter, not so greasy or weighed down.

6. Macaroni and Cheese Pizza

Macaroni and cheese pizza combines two of the best cheesy recipes. If you haven’t tried it, don’t dismiss it out of hand. 

There’s no tomato sauce or marinara. It’s just thick, creamy, three-cheese mac-n-cheese on pizza dough.

If you’re a cheese-a-holic like me, you won’t be able to turn it down.

7. Southwest Chicken Pizza

Sadly, the idea of mac-n-cheese pizza is just too weird for some people. If you fall into that camp, try this southwest chicken pizza instead. 

It looks more like a traditional pizza, loaded down with tasty ingredients. It’s cheesy, peppery, and has tons of south-of-the-border flavor. 

It’s also incredibly filling. One or two pieces are generally enough to fill anyone up. 

8. Beer Cheese Soup

Beer cheese soup is a staple of most Oktoberfest celebrations. Luckily, you don’t have to wait until then to have it!

This recipe helps you make the thickest, most robust beer cheese soup possible.

It features the rich, underlying warmth of beer and garlic and two distinct cheeses.

You can even add a dash of hot pepper sauce to give it a bite. Serve it with fresh, hot pretzel rolls, and enjoy. 

9. Beer Cheese Dip

If you’re not in the mood for soup, have beer cheese dip instead. It has the same phenomenal flavor and even a similar consistency. 

The main difference is in the presentation. Oh, and this one doesn’t use bacon, so it’s vegetarian-friendly.

(You could easily crumble some bacon on top if you wanted, though.)

I still recommend serving it with soft pretzels. Although, chips or veggies also work.

10. Pineapple Casserole

This light, juicy casserole is ideal for anyone who loves pineapples and cheese. (It’s a real hit with the pineapples-on-pizza crowd.)

It’s a wonderful combination of sweet, salty, buttery, and cheesy flavors. It has a little bit of something for everyone’s taste buds. 

Give it a try at your next family gathering or potluck. You might be surprised how popular it is with the crowd.

11. Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown casserole is one of those dishes you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Want a hearty, keep-you-full-all-day breakfast? It’s perfect for that!

Need a rich, cheesy dish to complement your main course?

It works well for that, too! It requires fewer than ten ingredients and less than an hour to make.

Plus, it tastes just like the same scrumptious dish at Cracker Barrel. 

12. Breakfast Grilled Cheese

I firmly believe there’s never a wrong time for grilled cheese sandwiches. I could happily eat them three times a day all week long.

However, this one’s a good option if you want something a little more suited to breakfast. It still features crunchy bread and gooey cheese.

There’s also juicy sausage, eggs, and some spinach. It’s a protein- and nutrient-packed way to start your day. 

And adding Cotija cheese to the recipe is just incredible. You’ll never want another grilled cheese without it.

13. Cheesy Spaghetti

Cheesy spaghetti is a vegetarian-friendly way to enjoy your favorite pasta dish.

Have you ever had Campbell’s spaghetti from a can? (Not spaghetti and meatballs, just plain spaghetti.)

That’s what this dish tastes like. It has the same tender noodles and robust tomato sauce.

Adding Colby cheese just makes it more filling and flavorful. 

14. Chicken Enchiladas

It takes about an hour to whip up these chicken enchiladas. However, the process is simple, so even novice chefs can make them.

If you can saute veggies and mix ingredients, you can make these.

They’re overflowing with flavor and stuffed with onions, peppers, chiles, and cheese. 

This particular recipe calls for chicken. However, you could leave it out to make them vegetarian-friendly.

You could also substitute pork, beef, or another protein.

15. Cheese Muffins

These eight-ingredient muffins are soft, fluffy, and supremely cheesy. You can whip up a dozen in less than 30 minutes.

Unfortunately, devouring them all takes far less time. 

These are borderline addictive, so take care if you’re making them for a crowd. A dozen probably won’t last long.

16. Cheese Quesadilla

Try these cheese quesadillas once, and you’ll never order them from a restaurant again. You won’t believe how effortless they are to make. 

The recipe says it takes 10 minutes. In reality, you could have them ready even more quickly than that. 

They taste just like quesadillas from your favorite Mexican place. However, they’re cheaper and much quicker to make.

Plus, you can load them down with all the toppings you want.

17. Hot Colby Ham Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a hot ham and cheese sandwich? These particular ones take the original recipe up a notch. 

They have this delicious flavor that’s both savory and a little tangy. Furthermore, the poppy seeds and onions are both excellent additions.

These are great as appetizers or a quick hot lunch option. 

18. Roast Beef Colby Sandwiches

The first thing to know about this sandwich is that it’s massive. Seriously, it’s gigantic.

It would easily feed two people. You could also eat half for lunch and half for dinner.

Either way, you’ll love this meat- and cheese-packed delight. As much as I love Subway, this sandwich is better than anything you can buy there.

It does take a little time to make. Still, if you want what might be the world’s best sandwich, you have to try it.

19. Colby Cobb Salad

Now, let’s turn our attention to something a little lighter. This Cobb salad is full of garden-fresh ingredients and tastes fantastic.

The veggies, cheese, and turkey are great together. However, it’s the sweet and tangy homemade dressing that makes the salad great.

Also, it’s a salad! That means you can customize it however you like. Don’t like eggs in your salad? No problem! Leave them out.

Enjoy the briny taste of olives? Pile them on top! 

You do you. Just don’t leave off the dressing. 

20. Soft Cheese Tacos 

These look more like enchiladas than tacos to me. But hey, I didn’t name the recipe!

Call them whatever you want. Just be sure you try them because they are phenomenal.

They’re just so incredibly cheesy! There’s also a bit of heat from the jalapenos.

Still, if you can’t get enough cheese, this recipe is the one you want.

20 Best Ways to Use Colby Cheese

Try these Colby cheese recipes for dishes no one can resist! From dips to sandwiches to pizza, Colby Jack cheese is just too good to pass up.


  • 10 -Minute Nacho Cheese Dip

  • Nanny’s Simple Macaroni and Cheese

  • Colby Jack Cheesy Bread

  • Colby Pepper Jack Cheese Dip

  • The Best Grilled Cheese

  • Macaroni and Cheese Pizza

  • Southwest Chicken Pizza

  • Beer Cheese Soup

  • Beer Cheese Dip

  • Pineapple Casserole

  • Hashbrown Casserole

  • Breakfast Grilled Cheese

  • Cheesy Spaghetti

  • Chicken Enchiladas

  • Cheese Muffins

  • Cheese Quesadilla

  • Hot Colby Ham Sandwiches

  • Roast Beef Colby Sandwiches

  • Colby Cobb Salad

  • Soft Cheese Tacos


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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