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25 Monterey Jack Cheese Recipes

Are you interested in finding recipes that call for Monterey jack cheese? You’ve come to the right place, as these recipes for Monterey jack cheese are sure to sate even the most ravenous cravings for deliciousness involving cheese. The following is a collection of 25 tasty recipes using Monterey jack cheese, ranging from pizza to enchiladas to creamy dips.

1. Macaroni Monterey

Try out this recipe for classic macaroni and cheese from the Bountiful cookbook, which calls for Monterey Jack cheese instead of the more common cheddar.

Turn the oven temperature up to 350 degrees F. Prepare a casserole dish of two quarts’ capacity by greasing it. In a large bowl, toss together the macaroni, cheese, salt, pepper, sour cream, and 1/4 cup butter. Make casserole by pouring the contents into a dish. Add a topping of bread crumbs tossed with melted butter. For best results, bake for 30 minutes.

2. Monterey Jack Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

Do you enjoy eating Monterey Jack? Here’s a recipe for a delicious meal that the whole family is sure to enjoy: Monterey Jack Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti.

This is a unique take on the classic spaghetti meal. One of my all-time favorite ways to prepare chicken Monterey-style. The combination of chicken, pasta, spinach, and cheese is sublime.

Cheese lovers may use Monterey Jack as a standalone topping for any dish, or combine it with Colby for a Colby-Jack or yellow Cheddar for Cheddar Jack.

3. Smoked Queso Recipe With Monterey Jack Cheese

Delicious chunks of red onion and jalapeo that have been sautéed may be found tucked away among the gooey, melted Monterey Jack cheese. What about my other favorite component? The topping made of bread crumbs!

Taking bites of tortilla chips dipped in this Smoked Queso Recipe made with Monterey Jack Cheese could just become my new favorite pastime. I think it’s important for everyone to have a hobby. My pastime is making cheese.

4. Potatoes Au Gratin

It’s hard to resist the tempting aroma of these Potatoes Au Gratin. Exceptionally roasted potatoes with a creamy, garlicky, Monterey Jack cheese topping.

In the past three years, I’ve perfected this dish. For my money, this is the most delicious potato dish I’ve ever had. The garlic adds a ton of flavor, and the melty cheese takes it to the next level. These potatoes are the bomb!

5. Skillet Monterey Chicken

This Skillet Monterey Chicken is an easy and crowd-pleasing one-pan dinner that combines shredded chicken with BBQ sauce, bacon, and Monterey jack cheese.

This recipe will be added to my repertoire of one-skillet meals with great pleasure; reducing the amount of dirty dishes in the kitchen is always appreciated.

That’s why I recommend some of our other suppers that just require one pan. They come in helpful on more occasions than you may think!

6. Mexican Quiche

If you’re a fan of Green Chilies and Black Olives, you’ll adore this Quiche dish. Just sprinkle on some Monterey Jack cheese, and this meal becomes fantastic.


This dish is just as simple to prepare as the others I’ve shared. If you’re a regular in the kitchen, you probably have everything you need to create this quiche right now.

Aside from, maybe, the pie crust. You may use either a pre-made pie crust in a foil pan or a Pillsbury pie dough that you roll out and place in a pie plate.

7. Cheese Enchiladas

Instantly adored by everybody, these Cheese Enchiladas are surprisingly simple to make. Monterey jack cheese and a handmade red enchilada sauce are wrapped in corn tortillas and baked in the oven.

Prepare the dish according the recipe’s instructions, but instead of baking, tent it with foil. Take out of the fridge 30 minutes before baking and store in the fridge for up to 24 hours. The baking time should be adjusted accordingly. I think flour tortillas would get too soggy if you tried this.

8. Monterey Grilled Cheese

For these Monterey Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, we used Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, deli turkey, avocado, and pickled jalapenos. They’re simple to prepare and may be eaten for lunch or supper.

When making these sandwiches in bulk, they may be stored in an oven preheated to 250 degrees on a wire rack placed over a cheese sheet. Keep them in there until you’re done preparing all of the Monterey Grilled Cheese sandwiches, and they’ll stay nice and toasty.

9. Green Chile Queso Dip

The cheeses used to make this queso include shredded cheddar and Monterey jack. Both of these cheeses melt well and provide a foundation for traditional taste in this melted meal.

Green chilies from a can are my go-to ingredient for an instant taste boost. One of my go-to cupboard items is canned green chilis.

In order to increase the taste of any Mexican food I make, I always include a little can. Green chilies can be added to the dish just before the shredded cheeses.

Freshly cut cilantro and salty chips from the restaurant are my favorite complements to this queso.

10. Fiesta Corn Dip

Fiesta Corn Dip is a baked corn dip recipe that features cream cheese, jalapenos, and a generous amount of Monterey jack cheese.

During the fall, when there are lots of guests to feed and you need a warm and quick appetizer dish, we really enjoy making this crack corn dip recipe.

11. Pepper Jack Cheese Bread

This loaf of Pepper Jack cheese bread with bacon and jalapenos is perfect for a get-together. A large, airy loaf of bread is coated with a cheese spread created from mayonnaise and cream butter, to which fresh garlic and spices are added, and to which bacon and pickled jalapenos are also added for flavor and heat. Put it on a baking sheet open-faced and bake it. Those who enjoy bacon with spices are likely to ask for it frequently.

12. Monterey Chicken Braid

We can’t get enough of this easy chicken braid dish that uses Monterey Jack cheese. Chicken, Monterey jack cheese, spinach, garlic, and french fried onions baked within pizza crust.

A breeze to prepare! Wonderful for using up any leftover poultry or even Christmas turkey. At least once a month, we will be making this. This is a go-to of ours for mealtimes in between.

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13. Sausage Monterey Jack Soufflé

The most delicious breakfast dish ever is a cheese soufflé created with four different types of cheese, some breakfast sausage, and eggs. I can’t seem to get enough of it since I enjoy it so much!

Any combination of a nice cheese that can be grated, such as pepper jack and cheddar, monterey jack and swiss, or really any mix at all, would work wonderfully.

14. Chicken Chalupa

Amazingly delicious and satisfying, Chicken Chalupa is a wonderful Tex-Mex recipe. There just isn’t a better way to put it! In this dish, shredded chicken is combined with cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, olives, corn, green onions, and chopped green chilies.

The paprika on top really brings out the other tastes. Large flour tortillas (burrito size) work much better than the tiny ones for me when rolling things up. Similar to chicken enchiladas, but without the enchilada sauce, this is a terrific main meal. There’s a lot of chicken and cheese here!

15. Josephinas

For the popular cheese known as Josephinas (or Howell’s Bread), French bread is covered with melted butter, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, and canned green chiles before being grilled. I’m delighted to report that this is not the appropriate setting for little nibbles on crostini.

16. Ham & Cheese Lasagna

In this rich and satisfying Ham & Cheese Lasagna, the traditional lasagna is given a new and delectable spin with the addition of Monterey Jack cheese infused white sauce, ham, and mushrooms. It is a very excellent way to consume the ham that has been left over.

17. Gooey Jalapeño Monterey Jack Cheese Sticks

Recently, I discovered red chilli pepper jelly at Costco, and it reminded me of the delicious dipping sauce offered with the fried cheese sticks at Red Robin.

Have not had one of them in ages! Compared to standard mozzarella sticks served with marinara sauce, they are a step up (not that I would turn those down). However, I’ve decided to give home-brewing a go.

Ingredients: 250 g of monterey Jack cheese infused with jalapeo peppers; 1 to 2 cups of panko bread crumbs; 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour; 1 to 2 eggs, beaten; 1 tablespoon of red chili pepper jelly; 1 tablespoon of canola oil for frying

18. Four Cheese Garlic Pizza

Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, White Cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses are combined atop garlic butter-slathered handmade pizza dough to form a Four Cheese Garlic Pizza.

Toss the pizza dough with the garlic butter. Spread out the mozzarella, cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses (save the Parmesan for later).

Put the pie in an oven that has been warmed to 350 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

Put the Parmesan and the parsley on the hot pizza as soon as you take it out of the oven. Make slices and put on a platter.

19. 3-Ingredient Keto Spinach Dip

This popular dip dish is elevated by the addition of Rotel and Monterey Jack cheese to the keto diet. This is the perfect snack for anyone who are following a keto diet.

These may be made ahead of time and served as an appetizer during holiday get-togethers. This dip will take the holidays to the next level when served with pig rinds or veggie sticks.

20. Queso Fundido

This queso fundido made in a cast iron pan with Oaxaca cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, roasted poblano peppers, and Mexican chorizo is the best dip for a party. This straightforward queso fundido recipe calls for only four elements, yet the finished product is bursting with flavor.

21. Yogurt Monterey Jack

Yogurt-based vegan monterey jack cheese is firm but crumbly, and it melts to some extent.
This monterey jack cheese made with yogurt won’t melt in the oven*, but it will melt delightfully in a hot or cold beverage. Over medium-low heat, whisk together 2-3 portions of Monterey Jack and 1 portion of cashew milk until creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Quickly put to use.

22. Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

In place of potatoes, try this zucchini casserole. Green vegetables aren’t the most appetizing foods, but they may be transformed into culinary masterpieces by adding a rich cheese sauce. This dish, whether you refer to it as a casserole or an Au Gratin, is excellent any way.

Monterey jack cheese was used to make the creamy sauce for this zucchini au gratin. The Monterey jack is my favorite, but Swiss or gruyere would work too. I made the sauce by gently heating heavy cream over the burner. Then I poured in the cheese and stirred it constantly until it had melted.

23. Poblano Chiles Stuffed with Corn and Monterey Jack Cheese

Poblano Chiles Corn and Monterey Jack Cheese are used to stuff this dish. If you cram anything flavorful into a poblano chile and then fried it, the end result will have a delicious flavor. This version may be served as a side dish or as a main meal for vegetarians and should be served with sour cream.

24. western omelette

The ULTIMATE omelette for a morning meal! This Western Omelette is packed with chopped ham, Monterey Jack cheese, bell peppers, and red onion, and it is quite simple to prepare. It also tastes scrumptiously gratifying.

  • Any kind of cheese can be used in its place, including cheddar, Swiss, provolone, provolone, mozzarella, feta, goat cheese, and feta.
  • You may make this recipe using whatever kind of meat you choose, such as bacon, crumbled sausage, shredded chicken, turkey, or smoked salmon.
  • Add chopped avocado

25. Monterey Jack Cheese Crackers

These tasty Monterey Jack Cheese Crackers will take lunch (and snack time) to a whole new level. These handmade crackers are delicious, and they taste even better than your favorite cheese snack that you buy from the shop. They are ideal for students of all ages. Although we used Monterey jack cheese in this recipe, you may just as easily use any other type of hard cheese, such as Colby Jack or Cheddar.