Pros: Great for dips
Okay, hubby loves to cook. He loves fine ingredients. We both love cheese although we watch our intake. We love Brie, Swiss, Emmenthaler, Goat Cheese and the like but every so often you have to go back to those old 50's roots. Velveeta was not looked down upon then, it was a staple. It certainly does have it's place in certain homey dishes now.
Velveeta is a golden color and tastes like American Cheese with a hint of Cheddar. It's really has a nice cheesy taste and smooth texture. It's perfect for grilled cheese, it gives a good, quick melt and works with many recipes
Kraft Velveeta and dips go well together. It melts very well and does have a tasty aspect to it. It lends itself to dips and sauces. You can get Original, Pepper Jack and 2% Milk. It comes in a loaf and is also part of the boxed versions, Velveeta and Shells with Original Cheese, Shells with Cheese and 2% Milk and with Bacon. It's a pasturized by product of cheese making and comes in a block. You can slice it into whatever size you need and it also stores very well.
Try a Velveeta Stuffed Burger:
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup drained canned chopped green chilies
4 oz. VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 4 slices
4 seeded hamburger buns, split
4 lettuce leaves
Make eight thin patties. Spoon 1 Tbsp. of chilies onto the center of each of four of the patties; top each with second patty. Pinch edges of patties together to seal.
COOK in nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 6 to 8 min. on each side or until cooked through (160?F). Top with Velveeta and cover. Cook an additional 30 sec. to 1 min. or until Velveeta is melted. You can do this with the Pepper Jack Velveeta for a spicey version. Fill buns with lettuce and burgers.
You can add a few slices of Velveeta to Macaroni and Cheese to thicken the sauce up. You can melt Velveeta over Broccoli or Cauliflour to jazz this dish up.
Try Velveeta with hot or mild Salsa. Mixed these together and you have a tasty dip. Try it melted with Bacon and Green Onion for another dip version. Mix it with cooked pork sausage, chicken or ground beef and eat it over crusty breads. Add chopped Spinach, Cream Cheese, Diced Tomato and Green Chiles, toss in some bacon and you have another good combination to put out at a party and its done with very little effort. None of this is "health" food but it's tasty and great for a big crowd . Put a bowl of one of these combinations on a platter with cruditees and you'll see it disappear.
Velveeta comes in a long loaf shape in a bright yellow box. It seems to keep forever, it can be sliced and diced easily, it certainly is tasty although it's not one of those ingredients you find in Gourmet magazine. So if you aren't too much of a food snob try it.
Calories 80 in 28 g
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbs 3 g
Sodium 410 g
Dietary Fiber 0
Sugars 2 g
Protein 5 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
16 servings /container
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