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Packaged Food What's New

Velveeta Is Now Selling Stuffed GRILLED CHEESE In The Frozen Foods Section

We don’t see as many grilled cheese options as we’d like in the frozen foods section of our local grocery stores. This is more likely because they are so easy to make, with minimum effort. If you’re looking to quell those grilled cheese pangs without having to fire up that stove, however, then there’s a box of liquid gold at the end of the rainbow of frozen food packages.

Velveeta has introduced a new line of Stuffed Grilled Cheese, reports Brand Eating.

Essentially, its a biscuit turnover that’s filled with Velveeta cheese. You pop it in the microwave and the cheese becomes a molten gold ooze hidden inside the flaky crust. Simple, yet effective.

Velveeta also introduced a line of Cheesy Bites, which are crispy breaded poppers filled with original cheese or salsa con queso. Might as well fire these up, too , since your microwave’s already warmed up.

You can get the new Grilled Cheese and Cheesy Bites in 8-oz and 16-oz boxes at participating grocery retailers now.

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Fast Food

Hardee’s Has a Bacon Melt with Velveeta Cheese

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Throwing Velveeta on a burger isn’t as uncommon as one might think, especially for those with the late-night munchies. Hardee’s adding a Velveeta-filled option to their menu, however, appears to be a first for a major fast food chain. Because at the end of the day, we’d like to think their test kitchen is run by a bunch of 20-somethings with the munchies.

The Bacon Velveeta Patty Meltdown features a 100 percent Black Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, applewood-smoked bacon and globs of melted Velveeta cheese. It’s then sandwiched between two slices of sourdough bread.

Customers can find the Meltdown  in 1/4 pound, 1/3 pound and 1/2 pound servings. The beef patties will more than likely be weighed prior to hitting the grill.

No word yet on how long they’ll be on the Hardee’s menu, though we’re sure it’ll be at least through early 2015. Velveeta aficionados can purchase the Meltdown at participating Hardee’s locations. Prices will vary depending on location and patty size.

Also, here’s a coupon.

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Fast Food

Hardee’s Releases Gloriously Fried Bologna & Velveeta Biscuit

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It isn’t the salt or the nostalgia or the oil that elevates fried deli meats like spam or bologna from mere lunchbox staples to art form. No, it’s that crust.

New to the Hardee’s line-up is the entirely unhealthy Fried Bologna & Velveeta biscuit, a flaky invention consisting of — as you might expect — Hardee’s delicate made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit, melted Velveeta, a slice of fried Oscar Mayer, and a folded scrambled egg.

According to Wikipedia, the deep fried bologna sandwich is indigenous to the Midwest, South, and Appalachian region, and fittingly this thing is only available at Hardee’s and not Carl’s Jr. locations. A shame really, because we can think of no better reason to end our summer diets early.

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Recipes

Make SpaghettiOs Cupcakes with Velveeta Frosting and Goldfish Sprinkles

During a chat with one of my fabulous coworkers the other day, SpaghettiOs were mentioned, and I thought, “I LOVED SpaghettiOs. And you know what else I love… cake.” Yup, my mind always goes to cake. I’ve made a tomato soup cake before, so I figured I could easily use a can of SpaghettiOs instead. As for the frosting, I used a basic Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from the Cake Mix Doctor and used Velveeta instead of cream cheese, and man, was it on point.

Spaghetti-O Cupcakes with Velveeta Frosting

SpaghettiOs Cupcakes with Velveeta Frosting  & Goldfish Sprinkles

Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • Corresponding eggs, water, and oil
  • 1 can SpaghettiOs
  • 3T flour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven and ready your cupcake tin with liners.
  2. Add the eggs, water, and oil called for on the back of the box, as well as the SpaghettiOs and flour, and blend on low for 30 seconds. Scrape side of bowl and beat on medium for 2 minutes until thick and smooth.
  3. Pour into cupcake liners (about 3 generous tablespoons or a scant ¼ cup in each should get you 24 cupcakes), and bake until they spring back when lightly touched, about 17 to 22 minutes.

There was significantly less liquid in the SpaghettiOs than I anticipated, so I dropped the idea of using a tomato soup cake recipe (in which a lot of the liquid is in the soup) and just used the amount of oil and water called for on the box. Then, I decided to add a bit more flour to the cake mix to give it a bit of support.

Frosting
Adapted from the Cake Mix Doctor

Ingredients

  • 8oz. Velveeta, room temp
  • 1/2c butter, softened
  • 3 3/4c powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1t vanilla
  • Handful of Goldfish

Directions

  1. With electric mixer, cream Velveeta and butter on low until combined.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar, blending on low until incorporated. Add vanilla and then cream frosting on medium for 1 minute (until fluffy).
  3. Pipe or spread the frosting onto your cooled SpaghettiOs cupcakes.
  4. Crush up some Goldfish, sprinkle over cupcakes and take a chance!

Note: I think Cheez-Its probably would have been better, but I went with what I had on hand.

While you probably couldn’t guess the flavor of the cupcakes, there is definitely something going on in there. The SpaghettiOs remained intact and visible and were a mix of chewy and slightly crunchy. But the frosting, OH, the frosting — it was REALLY good. I was surprised with how well it turned out, both in the texture and the flavor. If you aren’t feeling these cupcakes as a concept (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t) and want to start off slow, start with the frosting and thank me later.

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Recipes

Here’s How to Make Velveeta Cheese and Diced Tomato Cookies

I’ve decided that there’s not enough Velveeta in your life, and I’d like to remedy that. Sure, sometimes you heat it up as an accompaniment to your chips during sporting events, but what about today? Do you have a reason to eat Velveeta today? I’ll give you one. In fact, I’ll give you a few dozen: Velveeta cookies with caramelized tomatoes and green chilies.  (I started with this recipe from Bake or Break and subbed out the cream cheese for Velveeta, and the chocolate chips for the veggies.)

Queso Dip Cookies

Queso Dip Cookies

(3-4 dozen cookies)

Ingredients

  • 2 (10 oz) cans Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz. Velveeta, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 ½ c light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1  1/2 t vanilla

Here’s How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425° and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Open cans of tomatoes and green chilies, drain, and squeeze dry as best as you can.
  3. Toss vegetables in 1/2 cup brown sugar and spread in a single layer onto the cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 13 to 17 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Lower oven temp. to 350°. Line cookie sheet with fresh parchment.
  6. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  7. Beat butter, Velveeta, sugar, and remaining 1 cup brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
  8. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until almost combined. Add tomatoes and green chilies, stirring until dough is thoroughly mixed.
  9. Use a 1.5 T cookie scoop to size your cookies. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
  10. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then cool completely on wire racks.

The Velveeta doesn’t smack you in the face, but it’s definitely there. And the tomatoes and green chilies add a nice chewiness and a little bit of spice to random bites. Don’t make that face at me. It’s good. Try it.

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Cravings Sweets

Bacon Velveeta Fudge

Bacon Velveeta Fudge, this trifecta of delicious food ingredients includes: bacon, cheese, and chocolate. If you guys aren’t too familiar with Velveeta cheese its all good, because I never had it in my fridge growing up either. Velveeta is a cheddar cheese that is made by KraftFoods and is known for its easy mixing ability and catchy slogan, “It’s Velveeta versus cheddar. Our Velveeta melts much better…” Even though KraftFoods envisioned their product to go with about anything on the dinner table, I don’t think they imagined it pairing up with bacon and fudge! I don’t know how I feel about this mash up but I am sure down to give it a try. I mean, why not? It couldn’t be as bad as our childhood nightmare… vegetables and cheese, WHAT(Thx TheCerealBaker)

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News Sweets

Velveeta Fudge Squares

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a dessert! It’s an appetizer! No! It’s a Velveeta Fudge Square. Are you fuckin’ serious?! As shown on the Ellen show. (PicThx TIWYF)