Cha Cha Cha

When I was asked to work with VELVEETA® and Ro*Tel® my son literally jumped up and down. So I had to do it, right? Who doesn’t love cheesy food? I think once he heard “VELVEETA®”, his visions were on the creamy Mac and Cheese he only usually gets on Thanksgiving or those quick evening meals. If VELVEETA® and Ro*Tel® are mentioned in the same sentence, most people think about that yummy cheese dip you have at parties. I love that stuff. So I thought why not add pasta to it and call it a meal? Here’s where I wing it. I cook like my mother….we just throw things together until we have a meal.

My household can get busy sometimes……..just like yours. Even though I only have one child, those soccer practices, school events, etc make for some hectic evenings. Quick meals are a busy families savior.

This can be a tiny bit spicy, but not bad. I used the lime with cilantro Ro*Tel®.

What shall we call my creation? VELVEETA® Dump Ziti Cha cha ? Works for me. Let’s add Quick.

Quick VELVEETA® Dump Ziti Cha Cha.

Items needed:

  • ground turkey or beef (1lb)
  • VELVEETA® 16oz (half a block)
  • Ro*Tel® (1 can)
  • Pasta – I used Penne because then I could call it Ziti.
  • Olives
  • chili seasoning packet
  • 1c water

Fry ground turkey til brown, add Ro*Tel® with chili seasoning and 1 cup water, stir and bring to soft boil. Add VELVEETA® cut in cubes for faster melting. Add olives. Stir and serve. WaLaa, you’ve got yourself a meal on those busy night.

I added a spinach salad and would have loved to have had a big chunk of bread…..but that’s just too many carbs for this old body.

What do you throw together using these yummy products?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VELVEETA/RO*TEL. The opinions and text are all mine.




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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!