Good Morning America Recipes

Velveeta Taco Mac & Cheese

Quick and Easy Comfort Food

GMA Recipes Appetizer
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Velveeta, the family-friendly cheese that comes in a familiar yellow box, can be used for a surprising variety of recipes from macaroni and cheese, to salsa dip.

In celebration of Velveeta's 75th anniversary, America's favorite cheesy recipes were prepared on Good Morning America.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/3 cup Taco Bell Home Originals Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni (8 oz.), uncooked
  • 1/2 lb. Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product (8 oz.), cut up
  • Cooking Directions

    Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in 2 and 3/4 cups water, salsa and chili powder. Bring to boil; stir in macaroni. Cover; simmer 10 minutes or until water is almost absorbed. Add Velveeta; stir until melted.

    Top with crushed tortilla chips, chopped green onions and tomatoes, if desired.

    Great Variation: Substitute Taco Bell Home Originals Taco Seasoning Mix for the chili powder.

    Great Substitute: Prepare as directed, using Velveeta Mexican Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product with Jalapeño Peppers.

    Courtesy of Kraft Foods

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: cheese, salsa, macaroni

    Course: Appetizer/Starter, Dip, Snack

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