Spicing up Left Overs

Left overs…….How do you spice them up? I’ll admit, I’m not much of a left over kind of gal. But I’m trying to get better. It saves money, food, time! I had some left over ground turkey, so I thought I’d spice things up and use this recipe using VELVEETA® and RO*TEL®.

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Here’s a quick family pleasing meal I made. I omitted the green peppers…..just can’t do it. I can’t eat those. But you could if you like.

Santa Fe Skillet - Spicing up Left Overs
  • Santa Fe Skillet
  • 1 lb. ground beef (I used ground turkey)
  • ½ cup chopped onion s ( I used the small green onions)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper s
  • ½ lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into ½-inch cubes
  1. BROWN meat with onions in large skillet; drain. Return to skillet.
  2. ADD water, tomatoes and cumin; mix well. Bring to boil. Stir in pasta and peppers; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. or until pasta is tender and almost all the water is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  3. ADD VELVEETA; cook 3 to 5 min. or until melted, stirring frequently.
So tell me…What do you make from left overs?

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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 InspirationDIY.com 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!