Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Comfort Food Fest -- Queso Mac N Cheese

It's time for another installment of Comfort Food Fest and FN Dish!  This week it's all about Mac N Cheese. For good reason what other dish is more comforting than a bowl of warm, cheesy mac and cheese.
When I found out that Mac and Cheese was the topic the first thing that came to mind was to make a favorite of the kids I cook for at the day care I work at - creamy mac and cheese made with cheddar sauce and served with broccoli mixed in.
I started to work only to find out that I didn't have any cheddar cheese.  So it was off to Plan B.

We bought some Velveeta and Rotel to make queso dip so I thought - why not make Queso Mac N Cheese?

There really isn't a recipe for this, it's so simple.

Step 1:  Bring a large pot of water to the boil

Step 2: Once the water is boiling add some salt to the water and then add the macaroni (about 1 pound)

Step 3: Cook the pasta to al dente or just shy of done.

Step 4: Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

Step 5: Cube up about 2/3 of a 2 pound block of Velveeta and add it to the pasta. Once the cheese is melted add 1 can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies. Stir to combine.

Step 6: Pour the mac and cheese into a casserole dish and top with more cubes of cheese.

Step 7: Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Once the mac and cheese is done you can serve it with broccoli on the side or maybe a salad.  I'm always amazed that cooking on fly turns out so well....well almost every time.  My husband said that's how I do my best work.  But he really has to say things like that.  ;)

But it does prove that you can throw together a dinner on the fly and still have it turn out delicious!

For more Mac and Cheese recipes check the list below for all the cheesy deliciousness from the other FN bloggers!

Feed Me Phoebe: Jalapeno-Scallion Mac n Cheese
Jeanette's Healthy Living: Triple Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake
Dishing With Divya: Baked Mediterranean Macaroni and Cheese
Weelicious: Green Mac and Cheese
The Heritage Cook: Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
Taste With The Eyes: Macaroni and Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Gravy
Red or Green: Mac & Cheese with Tuna and Green Chiles
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Mac & Cheese with Roasted Cauliflower and Leeks
Virtually Homemade: Ham and Cheese Mac and Cheese Bites
Domesticate Me: Skinny Mac with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce and Chicken Sausage
The Sensitive Epicure: Cauliflower 'n Cheese (Gluten-Free)
Devour: Mix-Ins for Macaroni and Cheese
FN Dish: 10 Ways to Make Mac and Cheese


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