This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Collective Bias and Velveeta.
Summer is here. My son is out of school and I’m 35 weeks pregnant and trying to move into a new house. Life is busy! When we as mom’s are running around like crazy people, it isn’t unheard of that we are looking for quick and easy meals and/or side dishes. Whatever gets the kids fed the fastest sometimes! One of my family’s favorite go to side dishes is Velveeta Shells and Cheese.
I always love to have the hubs grill when I am in a hurry because well.. that means he makes the meat and I just whip up a few side dishes! So one of our favorite meals in the summer is grilled chicken, Velveeta Shells and Cheese, and a yummy steamed vegetable (usually green beans or broccoli and carrots). Obviously the kids LOVE the shells and cheese, I mean really… who doesn’t? But sometimes we as adults like something with a little flare! So I always half our macaronni and mix in some rotel tomatoes.
This is a great way to keep the kids happy while the adults get a little something extra the kids normally wouldn’t eat (since it’s a little spicy).
So you want to know how to make this cheesy goodness? It’s super easy!
The How-To: Velveeta Shells and Cheese
1. Make your Shells and Cheese According to the package instructions.
2. Open and drain you can of Rotel Tomatoes.
3. Pour in the amount of Rotel you want in your Shells and Cheese.
4. Stir and serve.
It doesn’t get much easier than that does it? How do you like your Shells and Cheese? We also like to put steamed broccoli in ours too! Share your ideas in the comments below!
Just in case you haven’t ever been to Wal Mart ; ) You can find your classic Velveeta Shells and Cheese there. Want to know what my shopping trips to Wal Mart look like? Check out my shopping experience, it’s kinda funny! : )
Patricia Cook says
What a great post, Ashley!! This is a wonderful way to make shells and cheese more grown-up. And your pics are pretty fab too!!
Thanks so much Patricia!
Sarah @ Alderberry Hill says
Oh how yummy, this looks amazing…Thanks for this post, I forgot how much I like Velveeta!
Thanks Sarah! You can never go wrong with Velveeta! ; )
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says
Yum! We are all mac n cheese lovers in this house and that looks so good!
Mac and cheese is a must with my kids… can’t complain, it’s so easy! : )
YUM!!! Seriously…we eat Velveeta at least once a week here and adding Rotel is just genius! Thanks for the great idea!
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What a great twist on a classic!
My kids would love this!
Amy Anderson says
This is brilliant – I love Rotel tomatoes!
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My kids love Velveeta Mac ‘N Cheese! My son puts crushed saltine crackers on his.
Melissa Cantrell says
I make this too; however, I don’t drain the Rotel & I slice Beef Smoked Sausage. It’s a complete meal & a family favorite.
Made it and loved it. Thank you for the idea. Delicious and easy week night side.