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Ricos Marshmallow Popcorn Pumpkins

Ricos Marshmallow Popcorn Pumpkins

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4 from 1 vote

Ricos Marshmallow Popcorn Pumpkins

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 16 balls

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp orange gel food coloring
  • 10.5 oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 2 3.5oz bags Ricos Butter Popcorn
  • 1 bag Pretzel sticks (for stem)

Instructions

  • Lightly oil a large baking sheet. In a large pot melt the butter over low heat. Whisk in the food coloring until evenly blended. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until smooth and evenly orange. Add the popcorn and stir gently but thoroughly until all coated. Remove from heat. Moisten hands with water and begin to shape popcorn into 16 2 and ½ inch balls.
  • Moisten your hands regularly to stop them from sticking to the mixture. Place balls on the prepared baking sheet as you go. Immediately insert the pretzel sticks into the tops of the balls before they set. Let set for 30 minutes before serving.

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Nacho Baked Potato

Nacho Baked Potato

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Nacho Baked Potato

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 6 medium size russet potatoes
  • 1 can Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon crumbles
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Poke holes in each potato, then wrap each potato in foil. Bake in oven for 1 hour or until tender.
  • Warm Ricos cheese to desired temperature (optional)
  • Remove potatoes from oven, unwrap and split top open with knife, fluff with fork. Top with Ricos cheese, bacon, and green onions.

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Mac-n-Cheese

Mac-n-Cheese

 

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3.36 from 57 votes

Mac-n-Cheese

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 can Ricos Aged Cheddar Condensed Cheese Sauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 16oz elbow macaroni

Instructions

  • Cook elbow macaroni per package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine milk and cheese sauce. Add macaroni noodles and stir to combine. Add additional topping to flavor. Serve and enjoy!

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Party Popcorn

Party Popcorn

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4 from 1 vote

Party Popcorn

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 6 oz white chocolate melting chips
  • 1 bag Ricos Butter Popcorn
  • Sprinkles (Party color of your choice)
  • M&Ms

Instructions

  • Split the contents of the 3.5oz bag Ricos Butter popcorn in two large bowls. Melt candy pieces according to the instructions on the package in 2 separate bowls. Add food coloring to one bowl of candy and stir.
  • Drizzle one melted chocolate over the popcorn in the first bowl and toss to coat (use a silicone spatula to ensure you get it all out.) Spread out onto a large serving platter. Immediately top generously with candy sprinkles.
  • Repeat with the second bowl of candy melts and drizzle over the popcorn and spread that one onto a large serving platter as well. Immediately top generously with candy sprinkles. They will adhere to the melted white chocolate candy.
  • Finally, toss on the M&Ms. Allow the Popcorn to cool a few minutes before serving.

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Beef and Bean Nachos

Beef and Bean Nachos

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5 from 2 votes

Beef and Bean Nachos

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • 1 14oz bag Ricos Nacho Chips
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 15oz can refried beans
  • 1 package taco seasoning

Instructions

  • In a skillet cook ground beef and drain. Add taco seasonings following instructions on the packet and set aside.
  • Using the same pan heat the contents of a can of your favorite refried pinto beans. In a separate microwave safe bowl, heat 15oz Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce for about 1 minute on Medium stirring occasionally.
  • Arrange Ricos Nacho Chips on a platter, top them with the beans, cooked seasoned beef and hot Ricos Gourmet Cheese sauce. Garnish with your favorite toppings and serve. Try these toppings: ( fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, green onions and sour cream)

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Brisket Stuffed Cheesy Shells

Brisket Stuffed Cheesy Shells

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5 from 2 votes

Brisket Stuffed Cheesy Shells

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 16 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 lb prepared brisket (BBQ sauce optional)
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 15 oz Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce or Ricos Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Prepare brisket, let cool for 2 or 3 minutes before handling.
  • Stuff brisket into cooked pasta shells. Place into prepared pan.
  • In a separate bowl, mix Ricos Cheese Sauce with Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour remaining cheese sauce over stuffed pasta shells. Top with shredded cheddar.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

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Recipe featuring Ricos Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce as an alternative:
 
Ricos Twice Baked Potatoes

Ricos Twice Baked Potatoes

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5 from 1 vote

Ricos Twice Baked Potatoes

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 16 people

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can Ricos Condensed Aged Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • 8 large potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onions
  • 1 red pepper (diced)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • bacon bits
  • parsey (garnish)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º F, bake potatoes for approximately 1 hour. Cut them in halves and spoon out the centers. In a large mixing bowl mix potatoes with the remaining ingredients. Return to the potato shells and bake for 10 minutes at 375º F. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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Ricos Tamales & Queso

Ricos Tamales & Queso

Ricos Tamales & Queso
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5 from 1 vote

Ricos Tamales & Queso

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 7 people

Ingredients

  • 15 oz Ricos Condensed Aged Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes and chiles
  • Cooked Tamales

Instructions

  • Mix the Ricos Aged Cheddar & diced tomatoes and chiles to make a delicious Ricos Queso Cheese Sauce. Heat in a microwave safe bowl until heated thoroughly. Pour your favorite chili over tamales and top with Ricos Queso. Serve with your favorite sides.

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Spinach Chicken Quesadillas

Spinach Chicken Quesadillas

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5 from 1 vote

Spinach Chicken Quesadillas

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 16 people

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can Ricos Queso Blanco
  • 1 lb Cooked Chicken Breast (cubed)
  • 1 bunch Fresh Spinach
  • 8 large Flour or Corn Tortillas
  • Toppings Sour Cream, Pico de gallo, guacamole (optional)

Instructions

  • Lightly spray cooking oil on a large skillet. Place tortilla in skillet on medium heat and lightly brown one side. In a separate bowl mix cooked chicken with Ricos Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce until well blended. Spread on heated tortilla and top with fresh spinach. Top with another tortilla and gently flip to brown the other side. Repeat steps for desired number of quesadillas. Cut into quarters and serve with your favorite toppings.

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Baked Mac-n-Cheese With Sun Dried Tomatoes

Baked Mac-n-Cheese With Sun Dried Tomatoes

 

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4.15 from 7 votes

Baked Mac-n-Cheese With Sun Dried Tomatoes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can Ricos Premium Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • 1 16oz bag large elbow macaroni
  • 3 oz sun dried tomatoes (julienne cut, not in oil)
  • 2.5 oz bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp chives (chopped for garnish)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF; lightly butter a large casserole dish.
  • Cook macaroni noodles as instructed on the package, drain well.
  • Add Ricos Premium Cheddar Cheese sauce and sun-dried tomatoes to macaroni and gently stir to combine.
  • Pour about half of the macaroni mixture into the casserole dish, sprinkle about half of the bacon bits.
  • Add grated Parmesan to the remaining macaroni mixture and pour into the dish.
  • In a separate bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs with olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper using your fingers and sprinkle evenly over the top to form a crust.
  • Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes until the breadcrumb topping is golden and crispy.
  • Sprinkle the remainder of your bacon bits and chopped fresh chives and serve while hot.

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Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Casserole
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4 from 3 votes

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 5 people

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • 1 12oz bag Tortilla Chips
  • 1 10oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups chicken breast (cubed)
  • 1 can corn (drained)
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce
  • 1/2 cup olives (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup red & green bell peppers (diced)
  • 1/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded)

Instructions

  • Combine chicken, corn, cream of chicken soup, diced peppers, sliced olives, picante sauce and Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce.
  • Take tortilla chips and crush them to start your first layer.
  • Cover with chicken mixture and repeat with more chips and so on.
  • Top with shredded Monterey jack cheese.
  • Bake at 350ºF for about 40 minutes or until bubbly and serve while hot.

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Fiesta Fajita Dip

Fiesta Fajita Dip

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3.5 from 2 votes

Fiesta Fajita Dip

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 3 People

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz Ricos Aged Condensed Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • 1 lb Beef Fajita Strips Cubed
  • 1/4 cup Green Peppers Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Peppers Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Onions Chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tspn vegetable oil
  • 1 Jalapeno (optional)

Instructions

  • Ricos Aged Condensed Cheddar Cheese Sauce with sour cream and water in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a skillet saute peppers and onions with vegetable oil.
  • Add chopped fajita meat and cheese mixture to the skillet and stir all ingredients together.
  • Optional: For added heat, a chopped fresh jalapeno.
  • Serve with Ricos Nacho Chips

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Black Bean Queso Dip

Black Bean Queso Dip

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Black Bean Queso Dip

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp butter (or oilve oil)
  • 1 15oz can Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • 1 15oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup finley chopped onions
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 10oz can diced tomatoes and chiles
  • 1 12oz bag Texan Original Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat; add onion sauté for about 2 minutes or until onion is tender.
  • Add Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese, stirring constantly over low heat until blended.
  • Stir in black beans and diced tomatoes and chiles, gently stirring until mixture is thoroughly heated.
  • Serve warm with Texan Original Restaurant Style Tortilla chips.

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Tex-Mex Lasagna

Tex-Mex Lasagna

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4.5 from 2 votes

Tex-Mex Lasagna

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz cans Ricos Aged Condensed Cheddar Cheese Sauce Prepared
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 2-4 tsps Green Jalapeño Hot Sauce
  • 1 package yellow corn tortillas
  • 12 oz bag Tortilla Chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • In a large skillet, brown meat and season to taste.
  • Drain well.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add hot sauce to 2 cups of prepared Ricos Aged Cheddar Cheese Sauce and stir until blended.
  • Add to the skillet of cooked meat along with pinto beans mix well.
  • Lightly spray cooking oil on a 9”x13” baking dish.
  • Layer tortillas, meat mixture, enchilada sauce and cheese sauce.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Top with remaining cheese sauce and for added crunch, crumble tortilla chips over cheese and bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Serve with fresh sour cream, guacamole, or Pico de gallo.

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Nacho Burger

Nacho Burger

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3 from 1 vote

Nacho Burger

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • 6 hamburger patties
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • sliced tomatoes, onions and lettuce

Instructions

  • Cook hamburger patties on grill.
  • Assemble hamburger with desired sliced fixings and top with a tablespoon or two of Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce.

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Ricos Beefy Mac & Cheese

Ricos Beefy Mac & Cheese

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4.5 from 4 votes

Ricos Beefy Mac & Cheese

Cook Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can Ricos Premium Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook macaroni as instructed and drain.
  • Brown ground beef with italian seasoning in a skillet and drain.
  • Add Ricos Premium Cheddar Cheese Sauce, chopped green onions and spaghetti sauce to your cooked beef and heat thoroughly.
  • Add cooked macaroni to meat mixture.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and keep warm.
  • Serve with garlic toast or breadsticks.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.

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Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Ricos Recipe Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
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3.8 from 5 votes

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • 2 lb cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes and chiles
  • 1 16 oz package of spaghetti

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Cook pasta as directed and drain.
  • Combine pasta, chicken, broth, soups, tomatoes and chiles and Ricos Gourmet Nacho Cheese Sauce in a large bowl.
  • Mix well and transfer to a large baking dish and bake for 20 minutes

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Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

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3.93 from 13 votes

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

Cook Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz can Ricos Aged Cheddar Condensed Cheese Sauce
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 16 corn tortillas, softened

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
  • In a large skillet brown ground meat and drain.
  • Add onions and sauté until soft, add 2 cups prepared Ricos Aged Cheddar Cheese Sauce to the meat and mix well.
  • In a separate skillet soften tortillas on low heat.
  • Fill tortillas with cheesy meat mixture, roll and place seam side down in a 8”x 13”baking dish.
  • Pour remaining meat & cheese mixture over enchiladas, and top with remaining cheese sauce and bake for 20 minutes.

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Cheddar Burger

Cheddar Burger

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4 from 1 vote

Cheddar Burger

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 15 oz can Ricos Premium Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • 6 hamburger patties
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • sliced tomatoes, onions and lettuce

Instructions

  • Cook hamburger patties on grill.
  • Assemble hamburger with desired sliced fixings and top with a tablespoon or two of Ricos Premium Cheddar Cheese Sauce.

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Black Bean & Cheese Burritos

Black Bean & Cheese Burritos

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4.5 from 2 votes

Black Bean & Cheese Burritos

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 15 oz can Ricos Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce
  • 15 oz can refried black beans
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • guacamole
  • grilled onions
  • grilled bell peppers (red and green)
  • spanish rice

Instructions

  • Spread refried black beans onto one side of a large tortilla, then cover beans with Ricos Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce.
  • Add grilled onions, bell peppers and rice.
  • Roll tightly folding sides inward to form a burrito.
  • Transfer to a hot griddle and brown both sides.
  • Serve with Guacamole and pico de gallo

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