To be honest, we love her even more now.

Jaime Milan
August 05, 2019

We love that Ree Drummond (AKA the Pioneer Woman) keeps it real-from her easy kitchen tips to her line of affordable cookware at Walmart, she seems like she could be our BFF.

The Pioneer Woman recently sat down with TODAYfor an interview, and they asked her about the one food she couldn't live without. And, honestly, her answer makes us love her even more (if that's even possible).

"One thing I eat everyday would have to be cheese," Drummond told TODAY. "Cheese of any kind. I will take it any way I can get it. I love melted Swiss. I love cubes of white Cheddar. I love goat cheese, feta cheese on a salad. The list goes on. I never met a cheese I didn't like."

Related: 5 Reasons Cheese Is Actually Good for Your Health

Drummond has shared lots of cheesy recipes on her blog-from Cheeseburger Totchos (read: Tater Tot nachos) to Crispy Grilled Cheese-and while they sound delicious, they're not exactly healthy. (Sorry, Ree!)

But, just like Drummond, we *love* anything with cheese, so we're sharing five of our best cheese recipes-so you can get your daily dose of the good stuff.

Baked Mac and Cheese

We kept all of the comfort in this meal, but added some cottage cheese, whole-wheat pasta and spinach for a healthier take. Don't worry, we kept the extra-sharp Cheddar and buttery breadcrumb topping.

View Recipe: Baked Mac and Cheese

Greek-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

The saying "feta is betta" exists for a reason, and these Mediterranean-inspired 'shrooms are proof. Serve these cheesy mushrooms alongside grilled fish, chicken or tofu for a super-satisfying main.

View Recipe: Greek Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Bacon & Spinach Quiche with Hashbrown Crust

There's no better duo than cheese and potatoes, and this quiche features a triple-threat of hashbrowns, Parmesan and Cheddar. We feel like we'd making Ree proud with this breakfast recipe.

View Recipe: Bacon & Spinach Quiche with Hashbrown Crust

Caprese Zucchini Casserole

This lighter take on zucchini casserole opts for fresh mozzarella, fresh summer veg and basil for an Italian twist. To that we say, "mangia!"

View Recipe: Caprese Zucchini Casserole

Chili Cheese Nachos

Just like Ree, we love nachos! This recipe still features all of your favorite nacho toppings, but with fewer calories and less sodium than restaurant versions. If you want to Pioneer Woman-ify it, make this chili and pour it over some of these homemade Sweet Potato Totchos (just don't forget the cheese!)

View Recipe: Chili Cheese Nachos

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