Thanksgiving Recipes with Ricos: 10 Reasons to Serve Cheese on Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is a time for tradition, friend and family come over to enjoy delicious food and fantastic company… and maybe a little football. Cheese makes almost everything better — Turkey Day is no exception.

10 Reasons to serve cheese on your Thanksgiving table:
1. Because for starters, it’s not a party if you don’t have chips and queso... and kicked up queso in this case. 
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Spicy Sausage Dip

2. Because bacon and cheese are like a match made in kitchen heaven. Everyone needs an opening act to the star of the show, so let the creamy cheese and salty bacon prepare your palate for scrumptious turkey.
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Spinach and Bacon Dip

3. Because every family is a little nuts. Bring a little nutty flavor to the fall taste buds. You will be a hit at the snack table.

4. Because ranch dressing is so last decade. Dipping food in cheese is the next best thing to egg nog around the holidays. Even the kids will get their veggies in with this dipping delight.
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Cheese Pecan Dip

5. Because the stuff in the box is for the kids table. Want a creamy creation to add to the mix of potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce? Macaroni and cheese has never been easier and tasted better.

6. Because sometimes even Mac-n-Cheese needs a holiday dress. Dress up your traditional macaroni and cheese with
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 those fancy sun-dried tomatoes that even the young millennial cousin will try because is just a little ‘extra’.

7. Because baking potatoes just once will never do. Bake you spuds twice with a little bit of cheesy goodness and you will never be the same.

8. Because at my Tia’s house, tamales are served too. If you have never been to a Turkey Day with tamales as a side, you need to find new friends. And no tamale is complete without the creamy lava over top.
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Tamales Queso

9. Because you gotta get your veggies on the plate. When mom says you have to have a serving of veggies, what better way to do that in a cheesy casserole….broccoli secretly loves it too.

10. Because sometimes its a littler colder in the north. Warm you heart with some cheese on a spoon and a little Spanish flare to heat it up to a cozy comfy level.
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Spanish Cheese Soup

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