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    • 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

      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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