August 2, 2010

Meatless Monday: Velveeta & Rotel

This HAS to be my ultimate "on hand" recipe. I always keep a box of mac n cheese in the pantry and either a can of rotel or a jar of salsa. Either will work for this super easy recipe. I got the idea for this one from my boyfriend when he made macaroni and cheese with rotel and black olives. This is an easy, one-pot meal and it's something slightly out of the ordinary.

  • 1 box Velveeta mac n cheese (shells are my favorite. Kraft will work too)
  • 1 can Rotel*, drained (original is my pick)
  • *If you're not a huge tomato fan, replace the rotel with a half-jar of salsa
  • (optional) 1 can sliced black olives
  • Prepare macaroni according to the package.
  • Drain Rotel and add to macaroni.
  • (optional) Drain olives and add.

Like I said, super simple it really doesn't require instructions. Just remember to drain the cans!!


erica said...

oh i LOVE tomatoes--and salsa. what a great idea to mix them in with the mac-n-cheese! thanks for becoming a follower over at Apricosa! :)

Chef Dennis said...

I love velvetta!!! oh and the tomatoes are a must!!! my wife thinks I'm crazy but I always have a couple boxes of kraft mac and cheese on hand, to eat when shes not home for dinner!

Anonymous said...

i made this tonight for dinner and it was amazing i never thought to put the two together C:

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