Queso Macaroni and Cheese

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Smooth and creamy macaroni and cheese with the spicy kick of Ro*Tel tomatoes. Velveeta® is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods, Inc. Ro*Tel® is registered trademark of ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.

  • 1 pkg (16 oz each) dry elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 pkg (16 oz each) Velveeta®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat (2%) milk
  1. Prepare macaroni according to package directions, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, combine undrained tomatoes and Velveeta in 1-1/2-quart microwavable dish; cover. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) 10 to 12 minutes or until Velveeta melts, stirring after 6 minutes. Add milk; stir mixture until well blended.
  3. Drain macaroni; place in large bowl. Add tomato mixture; toss to coat.
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Lisa Leigh April 16, 2014

I melted 1/2 cup butter in a skilet and stirred in 2 Tb. flour to make a roux. Then, I added 8 oz. of cubed Velveeta and 8 oz. of cubed Queso Blanco Velveeta til melted. Then, I added the can of Ro Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, undrained. I then poured the drained macaroni into the cheese mixture and poured it into a casserole dish with a lid. I baked it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes!!! Muey bueno!!!!

Ellie April 06, 2014

Normally I make macaroni and cheese from scratch with freshly shredded cheese, and that's delicious. However, I was short on ingredients, and I happened to have some rotel and Velveeta handy, so I whipped this up for dinner. It's surprisingly tasty! It won't be replacing my normal macaroni recipe, but I will be making it again when we want something different. Just a note, my family prefers both this and normal queso dip with half the total. That's just personal preference though.

Lori December 30, 2013

Poor- very poor. - The original recipe was better.

Lee October 13, 2013

Not good when you use Velveeta but sustitute grated sharp and add 2 tablespoons of margarine and it is a big hit!!!!

Mark May 13, 2013

I add a pound of ground meat flavored with taco seasoning and use Velveeta Mexican cheese. I call it "Mexironi and cheese". Have served it to 50 or more people and they just love it

Kris February 03, 2013

This is not nearly as good as the original Ro-Tel Mac and cheese recipe. Make a white sauce, grate some cheese - it is much better for only a little more work.