If you’re like me, you always seem to have some leftover Velveeta cheese dip after a party.
But what can you do with it?
Here are a few ideas of mine that will help you use up that cheese dip in no time.
Let’s take a look.
Make a Velveeta cheese dip quesadilla
Making a Velveeta cheese quesadilla couldn’t be easier.
All you have to do is take a flour tortilla, place it on a nonstick pan, and put some of the cheese dips in the center of the tortilla.
Then just fold it in half.
Once golden brown on both sides, cut it into triangles and serve with sour cream and salsa.
Make a Velveeta cheese soup
The classic easy meal to make with leftover Velveeta is a simple grilled cheese sandwich or a bowl of classic creamy Mac n Cheese.
But if you want something different, then I suggest you try making a bowl of Velveeta cheese soup.
It’s quick to make, it only requires the most basic of ingredients to make, and it’s full of delicious cheesy flavor.
All you need is two cups of milk (you can also use water), one cup of Velveeta cheese dip, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and some black pepper.
Make a baked potato
You can’t go wrong with a simple baked potato, especially when it’s topped with Velveeta cheese dip.
All you have to do is scrub your potato clean under running water, dry it well using a paper towel, lightly coat it with olive oil, then poke several holes in the skin using a fork.
Now you can either bake or microwave your spud until it’s tender in the center.
After that, just slice it in half and top it with Velveeta cheese dip.
Mix the leftovers with eggs for breakfast burritos
A great way to give an old breakfast a new and exciting twist is to add Velveeta cheese dip on top of the eggs.
It’s quick, easy, and it brings a lot of new flavor to your morning meal.
All you have to do is heat up some refried beans in a pan on medium heat for about five minutes, then add your favorite salsa, eggs, Velveeta cheese dip, and shredded cheddar cheese.
Cook for about three minutes or until the eggs are fully cooked through.
Then take it off the heat and place your eggs on top of a flour tortilla that’s been heated up in a pan.
Add some fresh cilantro and you’re good to go.
Add it to chili or soup for extra flavor and protein
You can always add extra cheese dip to your chili or soup for a quick and easy way to give it more flavor and also boost the protein value.
Just stir in one cup of Velveeta cheese dip into your chili or soup, and you’ll immediately notice how much better it tastes.
Add it as a side dish with Mexican food
One of my favorite ways to serve Velveeta cheese dip is as a side dish to accompany any sort of taco or enchilada.
Simply heat up a bowl of your cheese dip in the microwave for one minute.
Then serve it alongside the meal, and enjoy.
Make a hot dog with it
Who doesn’t love a hot dog? They’re quick and easy to make, and there are so many great ways you can serve them up.
One of my favorite things to do with a hot dog turns it into a Velveeta Cheese Dog.
All you have to do is take a regular hot dog on a hot dog bun, place it on a nonstick pan, and put one cup of Velveeta cheese dip on top.
Then warm up the hot dog in the microwave for two minutes or until the cheese has fully melted from around the edges.
You can add some sliced jalapenos or cooked bacon pieces to give it that extra flavor you crave too.
Make cheesy bread by topping French bread with Velveeta cheese dip
One of my favorite quick and easy snacks is to take some French bread, cut it in half lengthwise, place it on a nonstick pan, then top it with one cup of Velveeta cheese dip.
Then cook the bread in your microwave for two minutes or until the cheese has fully melted all throughout the bread.
Once that’s done, you can either eat it alone or with some salsa.
Either way, this cheesy treat will be gone in a matter of minutes.
Use as an ingredient in lasagna
You can add Velveeta cheese dip to any other type of lasagna you’d like.
I suggest stirring in one cup of the cheese dip into your traditional Italian lasagna recipe and adding an extra layer to it.
Then bake it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and enjoy.
Can you freeze Velveeta cheese dip?
Provided that you take the necessary precautions, you can freeze Velveeta cheese dip.
However, I do not recommend keeping it in your freezer for more than three months because it will lose its flavor and consistency.
Some people like to freeze their cheese dip so they can save it for later or eat it with tortilla chips once thawed, but I do not recommend doing this because the dip may get crumbly and there’s a chance that it won’t taste right after being thawed. (source)
How do you store unused Velveeta cheese?
Unused Velveeta cheese should be stored in an airtight container and placed on the top shelf of your refrigerator to make it last as long as possible.
Remember not to eat it after seven days if you don’t plan on using it, because, like all types of food, its freshness will diminish over time.
Does Velveeta cheese need to be refrigerated?
Yes, you need to refrigerate Velveeta cheese at all times.
Like most types of food, the life span of the cheese will expire faster if it is kept out at room temperature or in a warmer environment for too long.
Can you vacuum seal Velveeta cheese?
Velveeta cheese can be vacuum sealed.
However, I do not recommend doing this unless you plan on using it soon.
Otherwise, the cheese could go bad faster than expected after being kept in a vacuum-sealed state for too long.
How do you know if Velveeta cheese has gone bad?
The best way to tell if Velveeta cheese has gone bad is by checking its expiration date and overall consistency.
If there’s mold growing on the cheese, then it won’t look or taste right once opened.
It will also have an unusual color and you’ll be able to notice a strange smell coming from it too.
Can Velveeta be reheated?
Yes, you can reheat Velveeta cheese either in the microwave or on a pan.
I would recommend microwaving it for two minutes if you’re planning to eat it cold because it will be easier to digest that way.
However, if you are planning on serving your cheesy dip warm then cooking it on a pan for two minutes is also an option.
Just make sure that you do not overcook it because the cheese may easily burn or stick to your pan. (source)
How long is Velveeta cheese good for after you open it?
After opening Velveeta cheese, you have a total of seven days to eat it before it goes bad.
I recommend eating the cheese dip within five or six days after opening it so that you can enjoy its freshness.
If you plan on storing the cheese for later use then place it in an airtight container and store it on the top shelf of your refrigerator.
Is Velveeta real cheese?
Velveeta cheese is not real cheese.
It is a processed cheese product that contains many artificial ingredients and could not be considered one of the healthiest cheeses available in stores today.
What’s more, you should also note that it is full of sodium which means that if you eat too much of it in one go, the extra sodium content can make your blood pressure rise.
How do you cut Velveeta cheese?
To cut Velveeta cheese, simply hold it with one hand and use a very sharp knife to slice cubes into the block of cheese.
You can cut the cheese directly in its container or you can remove it first if desired.
Just make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly before touching the cheese again because there could be dirt residues on them after cutting the cheese.
You can never go wrong with a classic baked potato, topped with Velveeta cheese dip.
If you’re looking for some more creative ways to enjoy your leftovers, the above recipes are great choices.
You’ll find that there is something here for every meal of the day and occasion.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy Velveeta?
And what other dishes do you think it would be great in?
Let me know.