Top 10 Most Delicious Recipes With Velveeta Cheese

Because Everyone Deserves Some Cheesy Goodness

Queso Dip
Diana Rattray

Velveeta may be one of the more enduring results of American food processing magic. Since it arrived in grocery stores in the early 1920s, consumers embraced the new "cheese product" and immediately set about inventing delicious ways to use it. A shortage following a recall in 2014 right before Super Bowl Sunday sent fans into a frenzy and begot the hashtag #Cheesepocalypse. There's no scarcity when it comes to Velveeta recipes, though. If that happens again, consider making this Velv...MOREeeta cheese substitute.

Its signature ability to melt makes it a favorite for dips, sauces, and cheesy toppings. But it also shows up in surprising places, such as fudge.

  • 01 of 10
    3-ingredient Mexican cheese dip
    Diana Rattray

    You surely stumbled across this dip at some point, given its ubiquitous status in college frat houses, at Mexican restaurants, and on football party menus. You might be surprised to see the short ingredient list. Serve it warm from a slow cooker with tortilla chips.


  • 02 of 10
    Rotel Dip with Ground Beef
    Diana Rattray

    Pair ground beef and canned tomatoes with green chile peppers or salsa in this easy cheesy dip. The sliced mushrooms and mild green chile peppers add extra texture (and grownup appeal), but they're optional additions.

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    Jalapeno cornbread
    Diana Rattray

    The recipe specifies a shredded Mexican-blend cheese or cheddar, but you can easily substitute an equal amount of Velveeta in this tasty buttermilk cornbread. Try melting it into the buttermilk first for even distribution through the loaf.


  • 04 of 10
    Shells and Cheese Casserole With Chicken
    Diana Rattray

    This flavorful dish comes together in a snap with a package of Velveeta shells and cheese, along with condensed soup, chopped cooked chicken, and frozen vegetables. Build individual servings in oven-safe soup crocks to up the kid appeal even more.

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  • 05 of 10
    velveeta cheese fudge
    Diana Rattray

    Ask your tasters to guess the secret ingredient in this recipe and let the fun begin! The mild Velveeta does not add a discernibly cheesy flavor to the fudge, but it does give it a velvety texture apropos the name. Should be a dead giveaway, right?

  • 06 of 10
    Beef and Bean Dip
    Diana Rattray

    Add some ground beef and a can of no-bean chili along with the Velveeta in your crockpot, and you get the carne version of the Mexican cheese dip. You can even use it as a quick filling for tacos or load it onto some nachos.

  • 07 of 10
    Broccoli Casserole
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    Broccoli and cheese go together like apple pie and ice cream. This tasty side dish adds a crunchy breadcrumb topping and almonds for textural appeal, and cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups lend it a surprising depth of flavor.

  • 08 of 10
    Gratin broccoli and cauliflower
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    Frozen vegetables make quick work for you in the kitchen and Velveeta makes your kids' vegetables disappear in a jiffy. It's a win-win, or maybe just a clear victory for you. Parents everywhere take note: You should definitely try this at home.


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  • 09 of 10
    Mexican Meatballs in Cheese Sauce
    Diana Rattray

    Taco seasoning flavors the easy, cheesy sauce for these meatballs. Serve them hot from a chafing dish or slow cooker, over rice or with tortilla chips. You can also make them bite-size and serve them with a pile of toothpicks.

  • 10 of 10
    ground beef taco soup with beans
    Diana Rattray

    Canned beans and Velveeta cheese team up in this stick-to-your-ribs taco soup. Ground beef and two kinds of canned tomatoes add the signature flavor to the soup.