5 Unexpected Uses for Velveeta

Create new and exciting dishes with Velveeta cheese product

Velveeta is good for so much more than queso dip.

You’re probably aware that the cheese-like product known as Velveeta makes an incredible mac and cheese and the essential party staple known as queso dip, but here are a few other ways to use up a brick of the good stuff.

Arancini. You can make traditional stuffed Italian rice balls with some not-so-traditional ingredients. (Okay, so you can make this with Velveeta or Cheez Whiz… pick your poison.)


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Cheesy Grits.The best part about grits is that they sit in your pantry and they’re ready to go at a moment’s notice. Now you can make them cheesy even when you don’t have standard cheese in the kitchen.



Grilled Cheese Cronut.Yes, it’s a thing. And yes, it’s ridiculously easy to make. Velveeta plus store-bought crescent roll dough equals some crazy delicious spawn of the doughnut.

Grilled Cheese Cronut

Oh Bite It!

Quiche. Use Velveeta in your quiche for a classy take on breakfast.



Stuffed Peppers. Add diced Velveeta into the stuffing for stuffed peppers. They’ll come out of the oven with the gooey cheesiness that only “cheese product” can create.

Stuffed Peppers


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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and isn’t ashamed to say the best mac and cheese is made with cheese product. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.