10 Velveeta Cheese Recipes Your Family Will Love

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. There's no scarcity when it comes to Velveeta recipes. If that were to happen, consider making a Velveeta cheese substitute.

  • 01 of 10

    Crock Pot Velveeta Mexican Cheese Dip

    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

    Crock Pot Rotel Dip With Ground Beef and Cheese

    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.

  • 03 of 10

    Buttermilk Cornbread With Jalapeno Peppers and Corn

    buttermilk 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

    Easy Chicken, Macaroni, and Cheese Casserole

    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

    Chocolate Velveeta Fudge

    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.

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    Crockpot Chili Cheese Taco Dip

    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 meat version of the Mexican cheese dip. You can even use it as a quick filling for tacos or load it onto some nachos.

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    Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole

    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

    Easy Cheesy Vegetables

    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.

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  • 09 of 10

    Slow Cooker Meatballs in Spicy Mexican Cheese Sauce

    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.

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    Carla's Creamy Taco Soup With Ground Beef

    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.