Nacho Bar + Famous Queso Dip
Nacho Bar free printables + Famous Queso Dip and all the fix-in’s! The perfect game day appetizer.
Over the weekend we turned our house into the Famous Queso House and had some friends over for a Nacho bar to watch the game. The kids played games, the moms talked and the dads watched the game. It was the perfect Saturday night! I shared some behind the scenes on my Instagram story, but thought I better share the recipe for the Famous Queso Dip, the topping ideas and free printables with you here in case you missed it!
If you’re looking for an easy party idea, this is it! Nacho bars are perfect for weekend get-togethers, birthday parties, the Super Bowl, or any day of the week! You can do all the prep work ahead of time and throw everything together in less than 30 minutes. It’s perfect for those nights you want to invite friends over last minute, play some games and eat some yummy food without much stress. I even have this free printable at the bottom of this post.
Famous Queso Dip Ingredients
The star of the show is always the Famous Queso Dip. I love making this dip because it is so easy to prepare and always delicious. Everyone always asks for the recipe and they never believe when I tell them it’s only 2 ingredients. All you need is one package of Velveeta® and one can of RO*TEL®. Then all you need to do is microwave it on high for 5 minutes. I like to keep mine in the slow cooker afterwards too, so it stays nice and warm. The
SO easy and delicious! The kick of RO*TEL’s diced tomatoes and spicy green chilies mixed with liquid gold VELVEETA create Famous Queso, a delicious warm dip that is certain to be the center of attention at any gathering.
Nacho Bar Toppings
If you’re turning this into a nacho bar, grab all your favorite toppings to go along with the Famous Queso.
I love to load up on ALL the toppings! Seriously, the more the better!
My favorite toppings to add are carnitas, tomatoes, onions, olives and avocado! I also like using a mix of blue and corn chips.
Seriously, so good! I could eat nachos every day of the week and be completely happy.
Famous Queso Dip Printable Recipe
Find the Famous Queso Dip recipe HERE or print below.
Famous Queso Dip
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 (16 ounce package) Velveeta®
- 1 (10 ounce) can RO*TEL®
- Tortilla Chips
- Optional toppings for nachos: Carnitas, shredded chicken, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, sliced olives, jalepenos, sliced radishes, lime wedges, sour cream
Cube Velveeta® into a microwavable bowl. Add in the can of RO*TEL®. Microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and then cook 2 more minutes. Place in a slow cooker on the warm setting until ready to serve.
Enjoy while hot with tortilla chips, vegetables or your favorite dippers!
Nacho Bar free printables
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RO*TEL and VELVEETA. The opinions, text and photography are all mine :)
Pizza Chicken Roll Ups
Pizza Chicken Roll Ups recipe …a tender chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and marinara sauce. Easy, healthy and delicious! A dish the whole family will love.
This was the first recipe I’ve made in awhile that EVERY person in my family said “I LOVED this!” My son is super hard to please these days, so I was very happy about that. There’s so many fun ways you can make this dish with all your favorite pizza toppings. I’m already excited to try a BBQ chicken version. Yum!
Pizza Chicken Roll Ups Toppings
You’ll start with a chicken breast, marinara, mozzarella and your favorite pizza toppings. We kept it classic with pepperoni.
Some other ingredients you could fill the chicken with are mushrooms, red onions, peppers, olives or jalapenos. Feel free to try whatever your family normally eats on pizza.
I found this recipe in the Skinnytaste Fast and Slow Cookbook. This cookbook is absolutely beautiful and filled with tons of delicious quick-fix and slow cooker recipes. I’ve bookmarked at least a dozen recipes I want to try ASAP. That pasta on the cover is up next. They all look amazing, easy and healthy! Add this cookbook to your wish list.
But first… you guys have to try these pizza chicken roll ups. The chicken is so tender and full of flavor!
Pizza Chicken Roll Ups
Yield: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Olive oil spray
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Kosher salt and ground pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, more if needed
- 12 slices pepperoni
- 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
- 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup marina sauce
- Fresh chopped basil, optional
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and lightly spray with oil. In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan. In a second bowl, combine the olive oil and lemon juice. Set aside.
Cut each chicken breast in half, horizontally to create 6 pieces. Cover with a piece of wax paper and lightly pound to 1/4" thickness. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Lay each piece out and top with 1-2 Tablespoons mozzarella cheese and 2 slices pepperoni. Roll each piece up, starting with the smaller edge and then dip into the olive oil mixture and then into the bread crumbs mixture. Place onto the baking sheet, with the seam facing down. Lightly spray the tops with oil. Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove chicken and then add about 1 Tablespoon of marinara and mozzarella cheese. Bake for an additonal 4 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is no longer pink.
In the cookbook, it mentions adding mushroom, purple onions and green peppers. Feel free to add your favorite toppings!
Adapted from Skinny Taste Fast and Slow
Valentine Love Bug Fruit Cups
These Valentine’s Day Love Bug Fruit Cups are the perfect non-candy Valentine for kids. They would make a great class party snack or lunch box treat.
I have to admit…Valentine’s is one of my favorite holidays and I can’t believe it’s only a month away.
I don’t know if it’s because it involves my favorite color pink or all the delicious treats, but I think it’s fun to celebrate. I love all the cheesy notes and valentine cards my kids bring home from school and I also love how excited they get about making their Valentines for their friends. Oh and can’t forget about the heart shaped sugar cookies with buttercream frosting and heart sprinkles (total weakness).
These little love bug fruit cups will definitely be making an appearance in my kids lunch boxes on Valentine’s Day. I usually don’t go all out on lunches, because let’s be honest, who has the time? But on special holidays, I like to do a something a little special to let them know I’m thinking about them.
I made these darling orange love bugs with some of my favorite finds at my local Kroger: Kroger mandarin oranges fruit cups, a poster board, sharpie and duck tape.
Love Bug Fruit Cup Supplies:
- Fruit cups
- Red and white poster board (or cardstock paper)
- Red or Black mini duck tape
- Glue (Elmers or hot glue)
- Black marker
Love Bug Fruit Cup Instructions:
1 – Cut out 2 1-inch hearts. Then tape or glue onto the bottom of the fruit cup.
2- Cut out 1/4″ white circles for the eyes and draw a black circle inside. Alternatively, you could use googly eyes. Glue onto the front of the fruit cup.
3- If creating a lady bug, draw a line down the middle and then polka dots around the fruit cup.
4 -Cut out a piece of tape about 2 inches long. Fold in half and then round off the top. Repeat with a second piece of tape. Tape or glue the two together on the bottom of the fruit cup to create the antennas. For an extra special touch, add two hearts to the top.
You could even write a little love not on the hearts for a fun little touch ;)
I also found some pipe cleaners in my craft closet to make another fun version with curly antennas. Lots of fun different options.
The little lady bugs are my favorite!
3 Ingredient Funfetti Dip
3 Ingredient Funfetti dip -a quick and easy lighter treat to enjoy with family and friends! Dip with your favorite fruit or graham crackers for the ultimate snack.
This funfetti dip is made with 3 basic ingredients: the new Yoplait Custard, whipped topping and confetti cake mix. It is perfect for any party, afternoon snack or late night dessert. SO good! It has all the delicious flavors of a confetti cake with a lot less calories. Kids and adults will love this dip.I’m super excited that Yoplait has brought Custard back! I’m so in love with the new packaging too. This was one of my favorite yogurts growing up. I loved putting it in the freezer to turn into fro-yo! The perfect movie night snack.
The Yoplait Custard is insanely delicious and has a silky-smooth texture. It’s available in 6 flavors: Vanilla, Strawberry, Blueberry, Banana, Lemon, Caramel. I’ve tried the vanilla and strawberry and both were amazing. I cannot wait to try the caramel next.
What to dip in the funfetti dip
I love to dip apples and graham crackers into this funfetti dip. My kids love to dip animal crackers. I’m sure just about anything you dip into it would be amazing.
How to make the funfetti dip
To make this funfetti dip, all you need to do is stir together the yogurt, whipped topping and funetti mix until smooth. Seriously so easy and only takes minutes to make. I like adding sprinkles on top… because more sprinkles is never a bad idea. ;)
Yield: 6 servings
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 2 containers of Yoplait Custard (strawberry or vanilla)
- 1 cup whipped topping, thawed
- 2 Tablespoons funfetti cake mix (dry mix)
- Sprinkles, optional
Combine the Custard Yogurt, whipped topping and cake mix into a medium size bowl. Stir until smooth. Place in a bowl and top with sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve with fresh fruit, graham crackers or cookies.
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Great to be 8 Free Printables
Great to be 8 free printables …treat bag toppers, cupcake toppers, invitations and a banner.
Happy Saturday friends! I hope you had a wonderful week. I feel like this whole week was playing catch up from the holidays, but I’m finally feeling organized and ready to tackle the new year!
I thought I would share these Great to be 8 printables with you today, because I had a friend request the downloads. I used these for Great to be 8 (an evening we did at our church for the children turning 8 that year) last year and we ended up using them again this year. I actually took these photos below last year and then totally spaced posting them. Whoops! Better late than never, right?! ;) My son is also turning 8 in a few weeks, so I thought I would print some of these off again. These are great for boys and girls! Everyone especially loved the donuts shaped like an 8.
Banners are a super easy and inexpensive way to dress up any event. I love using them for every occasion.
Great to be 8 free printables:
Great to be 8 printable instructions:
For the treat bag toppers, simply print them out (I prefer cardstock paper) and then cut them out around the lines. Then you will fold them in half on the dotted line.
Next, you will fill a clear treat bags (we used 2 donuts here to create an 8) and then staple the topper to the top of the bag.
For the banner, simply cut out each letter and then add two hole punches to the top. Then string twine or ribbon through the holes. When threading twine I like to use a smaller hole punch.
For the cupcake toppers I used a 2-inch punch to cut out the circles and then taped them onto lollipop sticks.
Last year we also made these CTR sugar cookies and I thought I would share these here too. I used this cookie recipe along with buttercream frosting. Then for the white CTR I used the frosting Wilton icing writers.
To edit the invite with your information, click the download HERE. Then put your cursor in the blank fields to fill in. Then print and cut.
Hope you enjoy these printables for your next 8 year old or Great to be 8 program!