bowl Rotel Pasta


Indulge in a burst of flavors with this scrumptious Rotel Pasta recipe that effortlessly combines the richness of Velveeta, the zestiness of Rotel, and perfectly seasoned ground beef. A hearty and comforting dish, this pasta creation is bound to become a family favorite. With the fusion of creamy cheese, tangy tomatoes, and perfectly cooked pasta, each bite promises a symphony of tastes that will leave your taste buds dancing. Follow these simple steps to create a dish that not only satisfies your hunger but also brings a smile to your face.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 16 oz blocks of Velveeta (white and regular)
  • 1 can of Rotel (you can use two for extra flavor)
  • 1 box of penne pasta


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • Prepare the penne pasta according to the instructions on the box. Ensure it’s cooked to al dente perfection.
  2. Season and Brown the Ground Beef:
    • In a skillet, season the ground beef with Slap Ya Mama, garlic powder, onion powder, and a hint of cayenne pepper. Brown the meat until fully cooked. Drain excess grease if necessary.
  3. Add Rotel to the Meat:
    • Incorporate the can (or cans) of Rotel into the seasoned and cooked ground beef. Let the flavors meld together, creating a savory base.
  4. Cube and Melt the Velveeta:
    • Cube both blocks of Velveeta and add them to the meat mixture. Allow the Velveeta to melt into a creamy consistency, enveloping the meat and Rotel in cheesy goodness.
  5. Combine with Cooked Pasta:
    • Once the Velveeta is fully melted, add the cooked and drained penne pasta to the skillet. Stir well, ensuring the pasta is thoroughly coated in the cheesy, flavorful mixture.
  6. Adjust Consistency (Optional):
    • If the dish is too thick for your liking, you can add a splash of milk to achieve your desired consistency. However, this step is optional, and you can skip it if you prefer a thicker texture.
  7. Stir and Enjoy:
    • Give everything a final, gentle stir, making sure the pasta is evenly coated. Serve hot and savor the delightful blend of textures and tastes in every forkful.

Pro Tips:

  • Feel free to customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper or adding your favorite hot sauce.
  • Experiment with different pasta shapes for a playful twist.

Dive into a bowl of Rotel Pasta, where the velvety cheese, zesty tomatoes, and seasoned beef unite to create a dish that’s not only delicious but also incredibly comforting. Share the joy by serving up this delightful pasta creation at your table! 🍝🧀🌶️

Rotel Pasta Recipe FAQs:

  1. Can I use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to substitute ground beef with ground turkey or chicken to suit your preferences.
  2. What other cheeses can I use besides Velveeta?
    • While Velveeta adds a creamy texture, you can experiment with cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a cheese blend for different flavors.
  3. Is Rotel spicy, and can I adjust the spice level?
    • Rotel can vary in spiciness. To control the heat, you can use the mild version or add more cayenne pepper if you prefer it spicier.
  4. Can I make this dish ahead of time?
    • Absolutely! Prepare the dish up to the point of combining with the pasta, then refrigerate. Reheat and mix with pasta just before serving.
  5. What can I serve with Rotel Pasta?
    • A side salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables make great accompaniments. The versatility of the dish allows for various pairings.
  6. How do I store leftovers?
    • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  7. Can I freeze Rotel Pasta?
    • Freezing might affect the texture of the cheese, but you can freeze it in portions. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Enjoy your delicious Rotel Pasta, and happy cooking! 🍝🔥