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25 Gouda Cheese Recipes We Can’t Live Without

Make ordinary meals extraordinary with these Gouda cheese recipes! Adding Gouda is always a good idea.

Gouda cheese is soft and smooth with a mildly sweet and creamy profile.

It melts beautifully, making it an excellent ingredient for soups, sandwiches, and pasta dishes.

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If you’re looking to elevate your regular weekly meals, you can always count on Gouda. 

It has the power to upgrade classics like mac and cheese and grilled cheese into mouthwatering masterpieces.

If you’re uncertain how to incorporate this European cheese into your American meals, no worries. Leave all the recipes to me.

It’s easy being cheesy with these Gouda cheese recipes!

1. Creamy Gouda Cheese Cauliflower Bake

Only cheese can make cauliflower desirable to kids and picky eaters. 

Bath the florets with cheese sauce, top it with Gouda, pop it in the oven, and boom. You’ve got a casserole from heaven.

From the melty topping to the crunchy-tender cauliflower and creamy cheese filling, I give this bake a perfect 10.

2. Julia Child’s French Onion Soup

If you’re craving onion soup, you have Julia Child’s recipe to rely on.

There’s no other recipe that can compete with that of the OG queen of French cooking.

A rich beef broth is filled with caramelized onions and topped with bread and Gouda. If this doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what will.

3. One-Ingredient Gouda Cheese Puffs

These Gouda cheese puffs are extremely addictive. Consider yourself warned.

Crispy, nutty, and salty, these bite-sized wonders are simply irresistible. 

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They’re keto-friendly and low-carb, to boot. 

But man, you have to have a lot of self-control and discipline to not eat the whole batch.

Tip: plan ahead when making these cheese puffs. The gouda cubes need 24-48 hours to dry out.

4. Gouda and Spinach Shells and Cheese

Al dente pasta shells are covered in a creamy sauce with spinach and topped with Gouda for good measure.

Once baked, the Gouda turns golden and crispy on top and melty at the bottom. It’s the perfect finish to an already perfect dish.

5. Smoked Gouda & Apple Crostini with Honey Drizzle

Give your holiday appetizer a fancy flair with this simple crostini recipe! It’s ready in minutes and will disappear in seconds.

It’s crunchy crostini bread topped with melted smoked Gouda and a slice of apple.

With its combination of sweet, salty, and savory flavors, this starter is a sure winner.

6. Patti LaBelle’s Macaroni and Cheese

Aside from belting out soulful songs, you can also count on Patti LaBelle to deliver scrumptious dishes.

Take her mac and cheese as an example. It’s ridiculously rich and creamy as it’s loaded with 4 different cheeses. That’s Comfort food with a capital C!

She’s definitely a master in the kitchen, too.

7. Smoky Beer Cheese Dip

When you’re serving appetizers like chips and pretzels, you also have to think about the dip.

Smooth and melty with savory and smoky flavors, this beer cheese dip is perfect for the job. 

This dip combines scrumptious things like milk, beer, Worcestershire, spices, cheddar, and Gouda. No wonder it’s so lush!

8. Smoked Gouda Omelette Cups

These bite-sized omelettes are packed with ham, vegetables, and cheese. Now, this is how you start your day! 

They pack a good punch, thanks to the Gouda’s rich and smoky flavors.

Together with the fluffy eggs that bind the ingredients, they make one perfect bite.

They might be mini, but they sure are hearty. Just one of these is enough to satisfy your hunger.

9. Mini Cheese Balls

For cheese lovers like me, a party isn’t a party without a giant cheese ball! 

It’s outrageously rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor.

My only complaint is the fact that I have to go back and forth to the table at least three times because I have to refill my plate. 

I don’t mind the effort, but the judgment in other people’s eyes bothers me a little!

The solution? Mini cheese balls. 

These guys are beyond awesome. Just take 5 to 10 of them with you (hide them underneath chips so no one will notice) and you’re set for the evening. 

10. Smoked Gouda Cheese Ball With Crispy – Prosciutto

Mini cheese balls are great, but if you want a mouthwatering centerpiece at your dinner table, you can’t go wrong with a giant cheese ball.

With a mix of cream cheese, sour cream, and Gouda at its base, you already know this cheese ball will be a certified hit.

To make it even more phenomenal, the ball is adorned with prosciutto and pecans. I’m not drooling, you are.

11. Velveeta Mac and Cheese

This mac and cheese is as classic as it gets. 

With just six basic ingredients and a super easy recipe, this is comfort food you can enjoy any time, any day.

But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s boring. Topped with crushed Ritz and smoked Gouda, this mac and cheese explodes with flavor.

12. Smoked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Take the traditional spinach artichoke dip into a whole new level of appetizer heaven! All you’ll need is one ingredient.

It has all the same components as the classic dip, except for smoked Gouda. It adds smokiness to the creamy dip, giving it a more complex flavor.

13. Bacon and Egg Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I’d gladly eat grilled cheese any time of the day. Heck, I even have it at midnight every so often.

That said, any recipe that promises a leveled-up version of grilled cheese always excites me. I don’t regret trying this one at all!

Loaded with cheese, bacon, avocado, and eggs, this sandwich is mega hearty and tasty. 

What makes it even extra, though, is the use of Gouda. The rich and smoky cheese will excite your tastebuds even further.

14.  Chicken Gouda Grilled Cheese 

This next grilled cheese sandwich uses chicken as its added protein, and it’s clucking amazing.

I mean, you really can’t go wrong with chicken and cheese.

Add Gouda,  greens, and honey mustard dressing to the mix, and things get even more interesting.

15. Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

My goodness. These stuffed pork chops are so good, they should be illegal!

So here’s the deal. Butterflied pork chops are loaded with Gouda, spinach, and bacon, and then pan-fried to perfection.

This is a perfect example of how Gouda can transform a dish from meh to majestic.

16. Smoked Gouda Fondue

While you can also use Swiss, fontina, and Gruyere to make fondue, to me, nothing beats smoked Gouda.

When it comes to melty cheeses, it truly is the best. 

With its combination of creamy and mildly sweet and smoky flavors, there’s really no debate.

17. Overnight Breakfast Strata with Sausage and Gouda

If you’re not familiar, a strata is a casserole similar to a savory bread pudding.

It’s made with day-old bread soaked in custard, and loaded with lots of good stuff.

This strata is generously packed with eggs, breakfast sausage, and Gouda cheese. It’s the ultimate breakfast of champions!

18. Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

Say hello to the third mac and cheese entry on this list. What can I say, I really am obsessed with this comfort food.

I’m pretty sure you understand. How can anyone not fall for this rich, hearty, and ooey-gooey perfection?

This old-fashioned mac and cheese is my go-to recipe when all I want is a simple, easy, no-frills comfort food that always hits the spot.

19. Holiday Breakfast Egg Strata with Spinach 

Here’s another strata that made it to my list of all things Gouda.

It’s loaded with spinach, spicy sausage, and smoky Gouda. 

Sure it’s decadent, but at least the spinach makes it healthy-adjacent!

20. Gouda Grits with Smoky Brown Butter Shrimp

This grits is extra special because it’s flavored with Gouda and topped with perfectly seasoned shrimp.

Oh, and it’s drizzled with brown butter, to boot. I love how a humble bowl of grits gets the star treatment!

21. Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I’m not exaggerating when I say this is the best ever grilled cheese sandwich.

Fine, it’s my own recipe, but I still stand by my statement.

It’s a simple grilled cheese without all the bells and whistles. Some may argue that it’s boring, but I beg to disagree.

Filled with nothing but cheese, this sandwich highlights the star ingredient in all its amazing glory.

22. Apple Gouda Hand Pies

Filled with apples and gouda, these flaky hand pies will surely tantalize your taste buds.

First, they’re sweet, and then they’re creamy and savory. It’s the kind of delicious confusion your palate will crave again and again.

23. Artichoke Gouda Tart

This flaky puff pastry is oozing with Gouda and artichokes. Seasoned heavily with garlic and herbs, it’s one heck of a delectable tart!

As an added bonus, this tart will fill your entire home with a mouthwateringly earthy aroma.

24. Three Cheese Fondue

It’s fondue with three kinds of cheeses. 

I repeat. Three. Kinds. Of. Cheeses. This is not a drill, people!

A glorious blend of smoked Gouda, cheddar, and parmesan with a white wine kicker, this fondue is as sensational as sensational gets.

25. Fried Mac and Cheese

As if mac and cheese isn’t already addictive enough, someone went ahead and took it to another level.

They’re balls of mac and cheese battered and fried to crispy perfection. Enough said.

25 Ways to Use Gouda Cheese

These Gouda cheese recipes are full of ooey goodness! From soups to sandwiches to pasta dishes, gouda is a wonderful cheese addition to any meal.


  • Creamy Gouda Cheese Cauliflower Bake

  • Julia Child’s French Onion Soup

  • One Ingredient Gouda Cheese Puffs

  • Gouda and Spinach Shells and Cheese

  • Smoked Gouda & Apple Crostini with Honey Drizzle

  • Patti LaBelle’s Macaroni and Cheese

  • Smoky Beer Cheese Dip

  • Smoked Gouda Omelette Cups

  • Mini Cheese Balls

  • Smoked Gouda Cheese Ball With Crispy – Prosciutto

  • Velveeta Mac and Cheese

  • Smoked Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Bacon and Egg Breakfast Grilled Cheese

  • Chicken Gouda Grilled Cheese

  • Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

  • Smoked Gouda Fondue

  • Overnight Breakfast Strata with Sausage and Gouda

  • Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

  • Holiday Breakfast Egg Strata with Spinach

  • Gouda Grits with Smoky Brown Butter Shrimp

  • Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • Apple Gouda Hand Pies

  • Artichoke Gouda Tart

  • Three Cheese Fondue

  • Fried Mac and Cheese


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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