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3 Queso de Bola Recipes To Make Over The Holidays

3 Queso de Bola Recipes To Make Over The Holidays

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What are the queso de bola recipes to make over the holidays?

  1. Queso de bola carbonara
  2. Queso de bola baked potatoes
  3. Queso de bola grilled sandwich

When you see a big ball of cheese wrapped in red while grocery shopping, then you know that it’s Christmastime in the Philippines! This type of cheese is salty and nutty, which makes it a perfect substitute for parmesan cheese. Use it as a topping in your Christmas dishes, add into your favorite dip, or consume with crackers. But if you want to incorporate this ingredient in your Noche Buena or have some leftovers after the holidays, then you can make these queso de bola recipes instead! Keep on reading. 

Queso de Bola Carbonara

Queso de Bola Carbonara

Filipino-style carbonara is made not with eggs, but with cream. This makes it easier to cook even when you’re inexperienced. Aside from Pinoy-style spaghetti, this is one of the pasta dishes that are popular during Noche Buena!

You can add a twist to this pasta dish by using Queso de bola to garnish it instead of parmesan cheese. You can cook this on a stovetop or a multi-cooker if you have one. Planning to upgrade your cooker this Christmas? Check out Hanabishi’s diverse selections of gas and electric stoves. You can also buy a ceramic cooker, which is suitable for any cookware.

Ingredients:

  • 250 g spaghetti, cooked
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose cream
  • 1 pc chicken cube
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • ½ cup queso de bola, grated
  • Bacon, fried
  • Button mushrooms, chopped
  • Pepper, to taste

Steps:

  1. Before cooking, dissolve the chicken cube into a cup of water.
  2. In a pan over low to medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Stir the flour into the garlic butter mixture to form a paste.
  4. Next, add the dissolved chicken cube and whisk the mixture until thick.
  5. Add the all-purpose cream and cook for 5 minutes over moderate heat.
  6. Put in the mushroom and bacon before seasoning with pepper.
  7. Add the cooked spaghetti before topping it with grated queso de bola.

Queso de Bola Baked Potatoes

Instead of fries, why not serve baked potatoes over the holidays? It’s easy to make and only requires a few ingredients! Other than your Noche Buena, you can also have one anytime you want as long as you have your trusty Hanabishi Electric Oven HEO55SS

This kitchen appliance has convection and rotisserie functions, so you can also use it to cook the roasted chicken to serve with your baked potatoes. Other than that, it is also made with stainless steel housing which has a 55-liter capacity, so not only will it last long but is also versatile enough for many dishes. 

Ingredients:

  • 4 pcs medium-sized potatoes, washed
  • ½ cup sour cream, yogurt, or mayonnaise
  • 1 pc green pepper, finely chopped
  • 5 pc bacon slices, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup queso de bola, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F or 180C.
  2. Prepare the potatoes by piercing with a fork a few times.
  3. Place the potatoes in the baking tray and bake for 1 hour.
  4. While waiting, combine sour cream, green pepper, bacon pieces, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Once the potatoes are cool, scoop out the contents while leaving a shell.
  6. Put the scooped potatoes into the sour cream mixture and mix.
  7. Using a spoon, put the filling back into the potato shells.
  8. Bake the potato for another 20 minutes before serving.

Queso de Bola Grilled Sandwich

Queso de Bola Grilled Sandwich

Are you thinking of making a dish with the Queso de bola leftovers? You can save money on pambaon after the holidays by making a grilled cheese sandwich! This is also great as a breakfast and snack option because it’s so easy to make. All you need is some sliced bread (you can use tasty, pandesal, or other breads!), cheese, butter, and a  Hanabishi kitchen appliance.

For this recipe, you can either use a frying pan, an oven toaster, or a sandwich maker! If you’re interested in buying these, you can choose from Hanabishi’s affordable options.  

Ingredients:

  • 2 pcs white or wheat bread, sliced
  • Unsalted butter, for spreading
  • Queso de bola, grated
  • Optional: Mozzarella cheese and cream cheese

Steps:

  1. Pre-heat your toaster or sandwich maker.
  2. Spread the unsalted butter on the two sides of each slice of bread.
  3. Put the grated cheese as the filling of the sandwich. If you have a mozzarella cheese and cream cheese, you can also add them to the filling.
  4. Toast your sandwich in your toaster or sandwich maker until they’re golden brown or the cheese has melted.

Key Takeaway

Queso de bola is one of the traditional foods served during Christmastime. But some of you might not know how to use it in recipes, so you might have leftovers all the time. Hopefully, you can try the dishes above during your Noche Buena dinner or whenever you’re craving a snack. 

If you want to try these queso de bola recipes, you can do them at home with the help of our kitchen appliances! If you can’t find a certain model in physical stores, you can try visiting our official flagship store at the Lazada Mall instead. 

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