"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

Matthew 25:35

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Velveeta & Rotel Macaroni & Cheese

I love Velveeta & Rotel. it's probably one of the best (and worst for you) chip dips in the world. but who cares about trans fat & calories- not i.

the husband makes it practically every sunday so he can consume an un-Godly amount while watching football. it's actually a little disturbing, but i can't judge- because if i wasn't concerned about my un-born child coming out with a 3rd eye, i'd probably do the same.

anyway- this past sunday he only ate like 1/3 of it (shocking)- so to use it up i decided to make a pasta dish. i wanted something i could freeze for a few meals this week.

well- i deem it a success. i made enough for 4 freezer meals & 1 bowl that he ate that night:

Velveeta & Rotel Pasta Bake
1lb block Velveeta Cheese
1 10 oz can Rotel Tomatoes & Green Chilis
1 lb pasta
6-8 slices of cooked bacon

Pre-heat oven to 375º

make the Velveeta Cheese dip according to directions: Kraft Directions
eat some- with chips- it's good!

cook pasta according to directions- drain
mix the pasta & the cheese dip together (in the pot)

grease individual casserole dishes or 1 big casserole dish. fill with the pasta mix:

crumble up the cooked bacon & top off the pasta.
bake @ 375º for about 15 min.

remove- let rest for about 5 minutes & enjoy!

or- be time savvvy & cap off the individual casserole dishes & pop them in the freezer.
you can re-heat (bake) directly from the freezer or take out the morning of & re-heat that night (oven or microwave)

these work great for me. i'll take one out the night before & toss it in the husband's lunch for the next day. it's all baked so he can pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes & call it a day.

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Phoenix said...

My hubby LOVES Velvetta con caso, occasionally I change it up and add a 15 oz. can of Hormel chili (no beans).

YUMMY, I made this recipe last Friday for family dinner & movie night! I used salsa instead of Rotel (because that’s what we had in the house) and also added 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese. I served the mac & cheese with pretzel dogs; I used Auntie Anne's pretzel kit allowing my 3 year old to help with dinner.

I'm going to make your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for a Thanksgiving themed playdate on Tuesday.

If you need any make-ahead and freeze meals for maternity leave, here are a few of my recipes.

Dashue said...

I assume Phoenix was saying her husband loves Velveeta con queso. And since queso is the spanish word for cheese I assume she's saying he loves Velveeta with cheese.

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