Disclaimer: I am a paid brand ambassador for Velveeta Mini Blocks. All opinions expressed are my own.
“What a fantastic idea!” That was my first thought when I learned about Velveeta Mini Blocks… individually wrapped 4oz. packages of Velveeta .
They’re the perfect size for most recipes and perfect for using fresh Velveeta every time you cook.
After getting my hands on some Velveeta Mini Blocks I went to Velveeta.com to get some “Endless Gold” recipe ideas. There were plenty of delicious looking recipes but the Velveeta One-Pan Chicken and Spinach Pasta recipe really caught my eye.
Probably for three reasons. First, it’s a great looking dish. Second, I knew there were plenty of grape tomatoes in my garden that I could use. Lastly, my family loves spinach and this would be another way to cook with it.
I decided I’d try the Velveeta One-Pan Chicken and Spinach Pasta recipe the first time I used the Velveeta Mini Blocks and save the remaining blocks to use later in my own kitchen creations.
I followed the recipe as written but made a double batch… so there would be plenty for dinner with some leftovers to warm up for lunch this week at work.
This is a really easy recipe that even an inexperienced cook could make in less than a half hour.
The time while the pasta is cooking is the perfect amount to wash and cut the tomatoes and to also cube the Velveeta Mini Block.
If you have young kids there are several places you could get them involved in making this dish. They could help stir the chicken in the pan and they could also open and cube the Velveeta.
The easy open tear strip really is easy. It’s perfect for little hands to open and the Velveeta is soft enough that budding chefs can easily cut and cube it with a butter knife.
You may need to add the spinach a little bit at a time. It might seem like a lot at first but it really cooks down. The red of the tomatoes and the green of the spinach combine to make this a great looking and nutritious dish.
One thing I’d do different for next time is to serve it with bread sticks. They’d be great for dipping in and wiping the delicious sauce off the plate.
As we ate we started talking about how we could take the idea of the Velveeta One-Pan Chicken and Spinach Pasta recipe and tweak it to make a different recipe.
One idea was to swap out the garlic, tomatoes, and spinach with green onions, chopped broccoli, mushrooms, and bacon crumbles.
This was a great first recipe for trying out Velveeta Mini Blocks! They really are very convenient to use… especially when you’re short on time and only need just a little bit of Velveeta.
The good news is I still have 3 more Mini Blocks in the cupboard. I’m not sure what they’ll be used for but the possibilities are endless… Endless gold, that is.