Zesty Mac and Cheese


Zesty Mac and Cheese

I found myself yesterday at the grocery store without a list.  This has never happened, quite frankly it freaked me out! 

I’m a planner, note taker, list jotter and almost a week ahead meal/blog planner.

Do the recipes get churned out in the manner planned? No, not always.  But the ingredients needed are in place, somewhere in my pantry.  The thought of  preparing a meal to find I am missing a key component or garnish drives me mad.  As a busy mom I don’t have the urge or the luxury to spend everyday, all day at the store.  As a blogger I strive for the best possible picture I can capture.

So to say my last trip to the grocery store was unsuccesful is putting it mildly. I walked out with a bag of ice, oranges and tortillas.  Try making a meal out of that.  Lucky me I had a stocked pantry.

 Zesty Mac and cheese with VELVEETA® and RO*TEL®  a Texan delight, Enjoy!  






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Zesty Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 8


  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) elbow macaroni
  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL® Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. Drain.
  3. Microwave VELVEETA® and RO*TEL® in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 5 minutes or until VELVEETA® is completely melted, stirring after 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in milk.
  5. Add macaroni to VELVEETA® sauce; stir to evenly coat.