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30 Best Monterey Jack Cheese Recipes

Attention all cheese fiends! These Monterey jack cheese recipes are here to satisfy your insatiable appetite for cheesy goodness. 

Gooey, creamy, or crumbly, there are so many ways to savor Monterey jack cheese. Not to mention its ability to melt into the most mouth-watering cheese pull. 

30 Monterey Jack Cheese Recipes You Can't Resist. Shown in picture: Homemade Cheese Soup with Croutons
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These 30 recipes are a cheese lover’s dream come true. From pastas to sandwiches, there are plenty of cheese-packed meals to take your taste buds on a joyride.

So, grab that block from your cheese drawer. It’s time to get stuck into these Monterey jack cheese recipes.

1.  Monterey Jack Queso

Who doesn’t love an ooey-gooey, cheesy dip? Especially when it tastes like this Monterey jack queso.

Sautéed red onion and jalapeño is nestled amongst melted Monterey jack cheese. Everything’s topped with crispy breadcrumbs.

Grab a bag of tortilla chips and get dipping! Honestly, I could eat this stuff by the spoonful. It really is that good. 

2. Monterey Jack Chicken Spaghetti

Cheese and spaghetti is always a winning duo. This Monterey jack chicken spaghetti is a mid-week dinner the whole family will love.

Chicken, spaghetti, spinach, and cheese blend together perfectly and taste absolutely amazing. 

Don’t be surprised if you’re hounded with requests for seconds! Serve this cheesy delight with a side salad and garlic bread. That’s dinner sorted. 

3. Monterey Jack Cheese Soup

Nothing beats a hot bowl of warm, cheesy soup. This Monterey jack cheese soup truly is something special.

The best part about this recipe is that it only takes a handful of pantry ingredients. So, if you don’t feel like stopping by the supermarket, you don’t have to!

I love to mop up this creamy, dreamy soup with a big chunk of crusty bread. How else would you get every last drop? 

4. Monterey Grilled Cheese

A classic grilled cheese is one of the homiest delights. I’m a firm believer that Monterey jack is the best kind of cheese for the perfect sandwich.

This grilled cheese is layered with Monterey jack, avocado, bacon, turkey, and jalapenos. 

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Grill one of these bad boys up for a stellar lunch or a tasty snack. Delish!

5. Monterey Chicken Sandwiches

Sandwiches are the perfect portable lunch. And with this Monterey chicken sandwich in your bag, you’ll be tempted to dig in straight away.

Why wait for noon? This sandwich is loaded with chicken, bacon, BBQ sauce, and melted Monterey jack cheese.

Don’t hang about. Go on, get stuck in!

6. Black Bean Queso Wraps

Strapped for time? These black bean queso wraps cook up in mere minutes.

These tasty wraps are filled with black beans, corn, red pepper, and creamy queso or Monterey jack cheese.

I highly reckoned going with the jack on this one. It melts like a dream and coats every bean with cheesy goodness. 

7. Monterey Jack Souffle

It’s fluffy, light, and irresistibly cheesy. There’s so much to love about this Monterey jack souffle.

Be sure to buy your jack by the block and grate it yourself. It just melts way better than the pre-bought kind!

Souffles may seem a little intimidating but trust me; this recipe is easy-peasy. Simply combine all your ingredients in a bowl, pour the mixture into a baking dish, and bake. Done!

8. Ham and Cheese Quiche

Ham and cheese are a match made in heaven. And they always shine together in a quiche.

Plump full of eggs, veggies, and garlic, every bite of this quiche is wonderful. The ham and cheese are the shining combo that brings all the flavors together.

Cut yourself a slice and serve with a fresh, green salad. It’s the perfect lunch. 

9. Monterey Chicken Bake

This one-dish dinner is the perfect no-fuss weeknight meal.

Juicy chicken breasts are smothered in tangy BBQ sauce. They’re then covered with smoky bacon and gooey Monterey jack cheese and baked to perfection.

Finish this quick-and-easy bake with a topping of fresh tomatoes and green onions. Delish!

10. Monterey Jack and Chilies Egg Casserole

Looking to jazz up your everyday breakfast? This Monterey jack and chilies egg casserole is a tasty new way to eggs.

Start your day off the right way with a slice of this cheesy casserole. It’s packed with protein and will keep you going until lunch.

It also makes for a fantastic appetizer. So, grab the eggs and get cooking!

11. Southwestern Monterey Jack and Shells

You can never go wrong with cheese and pasta. Especially when the pasta shells are smothered in a creamy Monterey jack sauce.

This pasta dish is pure magic. The cheese sauce gets into each and every nook and cranny of the pasta shells. Turning every single bite into something marvelous.

Green chilies add a nice subtle kick that takes this dish up a notch. It couldn’t get more perfect than this. 

12. One-Pan Monterey Chicken Pasta

In need of a quick midweek dinner? This one-pan Monterey chicken pasta has got you covered. 

This dish is packed with shredded chicken, bowtie pasta, diced tomatoes and chilies. Everything you need. 

BBQ sauce and chicken bouillon add another depth of flavor to this meal. You can have this tasty dish on the table in under 20 minutes. Marvelous!

13. Delicious No-Boil Lasagna

There’s no need to waste time boiling your noodles. This delicious no-boil lasagna simplifies your favorite baked pasta dish.

Merely layer uncooked lasagna sheets with homemade meat sauce and white sauce. Top with a sprinkling of shredded Monterey jack cheese and pop it in the oven to bake.

Making the meat sauce and white sauce from scratch really makes all the differences to the taste. But of course, you can always use the store-bought kind.

14. Mexican Cheese Dip

Creamy, zesty, and full of Monterey jack cheese, this Mexican cheese dip is wickedly good.

And with just a handful of ingredients you can whip it up in a mere 15 minutes. Cover the tasty dip with fresh chopped up veggies for the perfect party addition.

I love to eat this dish with blue tortilla chips. It fits the party vibe just right! Dip away until your heart’s content. 

15. Homemade Four-Cheese Pizza

It’s time for a pizza party! This homemade four-cheese pizza is definitely something to celebrate over.

Mozzarella, white cheddar, Monterey jack, and parmesan make up the medley of cheeses that make this pizza so irresistible. 

Grab your pizza cutter and the plates. Your guest will be begging for more slices. 

16. Pizza Carbonara

Carbonara and pizza together in one dish? Sign me up!

Pre-bought pizza crust is smothered in a creamy parmesan sauce and topped with Monterey jack cheese, bacon and green onion.

Bring this to the pizza party and it’s sure to be a hit. You’ll easily outshine the boring old pepperoni and cheese. Go on and steal the show!

17. Monterey Jack Chicken Quesadillas

When you’re in need of a quick-and-easy snack, lunch, or mid-week dinner, turn to these Monterey jack chicken quesadillas.

For convenience, use canned chicken, shredded cheese, and pre-bought salsa. Simply mix your ingredients in a bowl, fill the tortillas, and bake. 

You can chow down on these tasty quesadillas in just 20 minutes. Fantastic!

18. Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas always hit the spot when I’m craving cheese. And these creamy white chicken enchiladas are no exception.

And they’re a breeze to make. Fill your tortillas with cooked shredded chicken, warp, and place in a baking dish. Then, cover them with a homemade creamy white sauce. 

For the final touch, top with shredded Monterey jack cheese and bake. Delish!

19. Potato Bacon Breakfast Tacos with Monterey Jack

Tacos for breakfast? Yes please! If it was up to me, I’d eat them for every meal.

Swap out your usual bacon and eggs for these potato bacon breakfast tacos with Monterey jack cheese.

They’re hearty, savory, and packed with all your favorite breakfast items. Enjoy them with your favorite Mexican hot sauce like Valentina or Cholula.

20. Classic Stovetop Mac and Cheese

You can’t beat a good old mac and cheese. But you can take it to the next level. And this classic stovetop mac and cheese does this with lots of delicious Monterey jack.

And it only takes 15 minutes to throw together. Now you have no excuse to turn to the boxed mac and cheese ever again!

Boil your noodles and coat them in a homemade thick, and luscious cheesy cream sauce. One bite and you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful!

21. Breakfast Fritatta

This breakfast frittata is loaded with sausage, onions, peppers and smothered in cheese. It’s definitely going to keep you full all morning long.

Easy, filling, and insanely tasty, you won’t want to start your day any other way.

High in protein and low in carbs, this recipe is great for ketogenic diets or anyone looking to cut down on carbs. 

22. Bean and Cheese Burritos

Who doesn’t love a classic cheese and bean burrito? Especially when it’s brimming with tasty Monterey jack cheese. 

Filled with refried beans, diced onions, and two types of melted cheese for optimum bliss. 

These bean and cheese burritos are fantastic for meal prep and when you’re short on time. Simply cook these up ahead of time, store in the refrigerator, and grab and go.

23. Flatbread with Fresh Fig and Monterey Jack

Swap out your everyday sandwich for something a bit more exciting. Give this flatbread with fresh fig and Monterey jack a try!

The figs really make this dish. They had a lovely sweetness to every bite. Perfectly complementing the savory Monterey cheese.

Plus, a drizzle of delicious vinaigrette is the final touch that is just *chef’s kiss*. 

24. Muffin Tin Omelets

Omelets don’t always have to come out of a pan. Be a little adventurous and bake them in a muffin tin!

These protein rich vegetarian muffin tin omelets are the ultimate meal prep idea. Simply bake them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge for whenever you fancy. 

For a little Mexican twist, add bell pepper, black beans, Monterey cheese, and salsa to the egg mixture before baking. Enjoy!

25. Corn and Cheese Chowder

Cheesy, creamy, and oh-so hearty, this corn and cheese chowder is the ultimate homey dinner.

When something tastes this good, why not dress it up a little? Serve this warming chowder in a hollowed-out bread bowl for a show stopping dish! 

This scrumptious, thick, delicious corn chowder is made extra luscious with lots of Monterey jack cheese. Grab a spoon and get stuck in.

26. Shrimp Monterey

Leave a lasting impression on your dinner guests with this impressive shrimp Monterey. It’s creamy, savory, and guaranteed to please.

Meaty shrimps are slathered in a mild yet fresh tasting sauce made using Monterey jack cheese.

Serve these succulent, saucy shrimp over pasta or rice. I highly recommend using linguine. That way you can mop up all the sauce with each and every noodle strand. 

27. Monterey Chicken

This Monterey chicken recipe is actually a Chili’s copycat. It’s so packed full of flavor, it tastes just like it came out of the restaurant!

Satisfy your Chili’s cravings in your very own home. Chicken breasts are smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with cheese, bacon and tomatoes. 

The melted Monterey cheese gets all ooey-gooey and delicious. This is a fantastic way to jazz up chicken breasts. Have some in the freezer? It’s time to get cooking.

28. Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken

If you’re on the hunt for a chicken casserole the whole family will love, try out this cheesy bacon BBQ chicken. 

Smothered BBQ chicken breasts are topped with bacon and Monterey Jack cheese. Finish it off with fresh tomatoes and green onions for a tasty chicken casserole! 

And the best part is, it’s super easy to make. Plus, the leftovers make tasty sandwiches the next day. That is, if you have any left over.

29. Baked Potato Skins

Loaded baked potato skins are always hit during football season. These baked potato skins are piled high with smoked bacon, green onions, and Monterey jack cheese.

These are one of my all-time favorite appetizers. Especially when served with a creamy sour cream dip. Mmm.

In my opinion, this recipe is better than anything you’d get in a restaurant. So, impress your family and friends this game night with these baked potato skins!

30. Mexican Sour Cream Rice

Looking for an interesting new side dish? This Mexican sour cream rice is the perfect way to jazz up any meal.

Packed with cheese, chilis, corn, and rice, it’s the perfect side to capture a whole range of flavors. I love it with enchiladas and tamales.

This is a fantastic way to use leftover rice. Nothing goes to waste, and you get a tasty side dish. That sounds like a winner to me!

30 Best Ways to Cook with Monterey Jack Cheese

This collection features cheesy burritos, spaghetti, quiche, & more! If you consider yourself a cheese fanatic, everything on this list is a must-try.


  • Monterey Jack Queso

  • Monterey Jack Chicken Spaghetti

  • Monterey Jack Cheese Soup

  • Monterey Grilled Cheese

  • Monterey Chicken Sandwiches

  • Black Bean Queso Wraps

  • Monterey Jack Souffle

  • Ham and Cheese Quiche

  • Monterey Chicken Bake

  • Monterey Jack and Chilies Egg Casserole

  • Southwestern Monterey Jack and Shells

  • One-Pan Monterey Chicken Pasta

  • Delicious No-Boil Lasagna

  • Mexican Cheese Dip

  • Homemade Four-Cheese Pizza

  • Pizza Carbonara

  • Monterey Jack Chicken Quesadillas

  • Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

  • Potato Bacon Breakfast Tacos with Monterey Jack

  • Classic Stovetop Mac and Cheese

  • Breakfast Fritatta

  • Bean and Cheese Burritos

  • Flatbread with Fresh Fig and Monterey Jack

  • Muffin Tin Omelets

  • Corn and Cheese Chowder

  • Shrimp Monterey

  • Monterey Chicken

  • Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken

  • Baked Potato Skins

  • Mexican Sour Cream Rice


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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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