• Copycat Velveeta

    Budget Meals-b101-velveeta.jpg I love the flavor of this creamy cheese, so much so that I thought it'd be great to make my own at a fraction of the price!



    You'll Need:
    12 oz Sharp cheddar cheese, grated (I used 8 oz Sharp & 4 ounces Mild)**
    3/4 c very hot water
    1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tsp instant dry milk
    3/4 tsp unflavored gelatin

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    Line a small Loaf pan with plastic wrap, set aside.
    In a blender or food processor combine water, milk and gelatin, whipping well until gelatin is fully dissolved. Add the cheddar cheese, whipping until very smooth. If using a blender, you must work FAST. I recommend filling the blender with Hot water and then dumping it out before beginning (It blends so much easier if the dish is Hot!)

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    Pour into prepared loaf pan, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Slice as desired for grilled cheese sandwiches, munching, etc.

    Yields about 1 pound

    **Tips:
    DO NOT USE Pre-shredded cheese. It contains an additive to prevent the cheese from "Clumping" which will also make your cheese have a "gritty" texture.

    Alternative Recipe:

    12 ounces Cheddar Cheese, grated
    1 c. Milk (not low fat)
    3/4 tsp Plain gelatin

    Combine cheddar cheese and milk in a saucepan over low heat, whisking, once melted and smooth add gelatin, transfer to mixing bowl and beat with beaters for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared loaf pan.



    This will keep in the fridge about a week. (I've never had it last longer than that, we have teenagers!). This works good in most recipes, but it doesn't melt perfectly smooth like the real Velveeta does!

    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Lorijo's Avatar
      Lorijo -
      I can't wait to try this! It blows my mind how expensive Velveeta has become.
    1. ccory's Avatar
      ccory -
      Definitely on my to try list
    1. Qualitygal's Avatar
      Qualitygal -
      Cool recipe! Thanks for sharing!
    1. nana123's Avatar
      nana123 -
      This too cool!!! Got a lot of sandwiches to make with the grandbabies!!!!!! Thank you. Thank you.
    1. dunderwood's Avatar
      dunderwood -
      This is awesome! Thank you! I've always wanted to make my own velvetta, but didn't know how! Now I do! Thank you for sharing.


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