Foods that start with V: A delicious group of foods that start with V to round out all of your list challenge answers and cooking ideas! From vanilla to veal, there are so many tasty items on this list! How many of these foods have you already tried?
41 Foods That Start With The Letter V
I can't believe I'm almost at the end of my alphabet challenges! It has certainly been a wild ride and I've loved the opportunity to learn more about international foods and dishes!
Today, we are working through the letter v- which surprisingly has more sweets and desserts than I anticipated! Don’t forget to check out all of my foods that start with A-Z list challenge answers!
- 41 Foods That Start With The Letter V
- 🍉 Fruits & Vegetables That Start With V
- 1. Valencia Orange
- 2. Victoria Plum
- 3. Voavanga
- 🧂 Condiments, Herbs, & Spices That Start With V
- 4. Vanilla
- 5. Varak
- 6. Vegemite
- 7. Vegetable Oil
- 8. Veloute
- 9. Vinaigrette
- 10. Vincotto
- 11. Vinegar
- 12. Voatsiperifery
- 🍹 Drinks That Start With V
- 13. Vermouth
- 14. Vodka
- 🍽️ Appetizers, Snacks, & Side Dishes That Start With V
- 15. Vacherin Cheese
- 16. Vatrushka
- 17. Veka
- 18. Velveeta Cheese
- 19. Vienna Bread
- 20. Viili
- 🥬 Vegetarian Dishes That Start With V
- 21. Vada Pav
- 22. Vareniki
- 23. Vermicelli Noodles
- 24. Vichyssoise Soup
- 25. Vindi Masala
- 26. Vol au vent
- 🥩 Meat Dishes That Start With V
- 27. Veal
- 28. Venison
- 29. Vetkoek
- 30. Vienna Sausage
- 31. Vindaloo
- 🍰 Desserts That Start With V
- 32. Vasilopita
- 33. Verhuny
- 34. Victoria Sponge
- 35. Victoria Plum Pudding
- 36. Viennetta Ice Cream
- 37. Viennese Fingers
- 38. Viennese Whirls
- 39. Vitréais
- 40. Vla
- 41. Vlaai
- 📋 Recipe
- Foods That Start With V: Velveeta Mac and Cheese (+More Tasty Ideas!)
- Ingredients US CustomaryMetric
- Equipment You May Need
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🍉 Fruits & Vegetables That Start With V
1. Valencia Orange
Valencia oranges are a variety of orange that is known for its extra sweet flavor. While they may be named after Valencia, Spain, they actually originated in California.
These oranges are very juicy and are one of the most popular varieties for juicing! Use them to make some cranberry orange shortbread cookies, candied orange peel, or candied orange slices!
2. Victoria Plum
An English plum variety that has yellow flesh with red skin. The flavor is both sweet and sharp and they can be enjoyed straight off of the tree!
A type of fruit also known as Spanish Tamarind, tamarind-of-the-Indies, or voa vanga. It can be eaten raw but is also commonly used to make juice or applesauce.
🧂 Condiments, Herbs, & Spices That Start With V
Vanilla is a spice that comes from the pods of a specific variety of orchids. It is used in countless recipes, mainly in baking, and is an incredibly popular flavor choice for sweets and treats!
You can try out some vanilla cupcakes, vanilla crinkle cookies, vanilla buttercream frosting, or even buttermilk vanilla pancakes!
Varak (or vark), is an ultra-thin type of foil that is made from pure silver. It is used to garnish pastries and desserts in Indian cuisine and is completely for appearances only.
While it is edible, it has basically no flavor!
Condiment spread created in Australia, made with leftover brewers yeast and spices. Most commonly, you will see it spread onto bread.
7. Vegetable Oil
A cooking oil that is mild, flavorless, and perfect for cooking or frying. It has a high smoke point which makes it incredibly versatile.
A French sauce that is made from roux and stock. It is known as one of the five "mother sauces" in French cuisine.
Vinaigrette is most commonly used as a salad dressing, but it can also be used to marinate meats. It is made by mixing a type of oil with a mild acid (such as lemon juice or vinegar).
An Italian sauce that is made from reducing non-fermented grape must over the course of several hours. It is thick and sweet, similar to a balsamic reduction.
An acidic liquid that is made by fermenting ethanol by acetic acid bacteria. It is a common ingredient in cooking, with many different varieties such as white wine vinegar, rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and more.
A pepper spice from Madagascar that is close in relation to black pepper.
🍹 Drinks That Start With V
A type of wine with herbs used commonly in cocktails. There are two varieties: red and white. You'll commonly see vermouth in martinis and Manhattans.
A clear distilled alcohol that is used in a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. Try out a pink vodka lemonade, a vodka margarita, or a vodka mojito!
🍽️ Appetizers, Snacks, & Side Dishes That Start With V
15. Vacherin Cheese
A type of soft cheese that is made from pasteurized cow's milk. It is in the same family as brie and comes from both France and Switzerland.
An Eastern European pastry shaped into a ring with Quark cheese in the middle and sometimes raisins or fruit. In fact, they are pretty similar to a Danish!
A Czech Republic white bread. It has a similar appearance to a baguette, but it is wider, fluffier, and smoother.
18. Velveeta Cheese
A shelf-stable processed cheese product (similar to American cheese) that is made from milk, whey, cheese culture, canola oil, and milk protein concentrate. It is most known for how well it melts, making it a great option for some delicious macaroni and cheese!
19. Vienna Bread
An Austrian variety of yeast-based bread that is baked using steam.
A type of Finnish fermented milk that is incredibly similar to kefir or yogurt. However, it has a very viscous consistency.
🥬 Vegetarian Dishes That Start With V
21. Vada Pav
A popular Indian street food that consists of a deep-fried potato dumpling inside of a bread bun.
A Ukrainian dumpling that is commonly filled with potatoes and onions, also called Pierogi. It's a staple dish in both Ukraine and Russia.
23. Vermicelli Noodles
A thin type of pasta similar to spaghetti and common in Asian recipes.
24. Vichyssoise Soup
A French soup that is made from leeks, potatoes, onions, and cream that has been pureed. It is traditionally served chilled as well as garnished with chives.
25. Vindi Masala
Vindi masala, or bhindi masala, is an Indian spicy okra. The okra has been cooked in spicy onion and tomato masala.
26. Vol au vent
A hollow puff pastry case that is packed with a wide variety of savory fillings. Ham or chicken and mushrooms are some of the most common fillings, but there are tons of different options!
🥩 Meat Dishes That Start With V
Veal is the meat that comes from young calves (as opposed to beef, which is from older cattle). Try out some veal scallopini, veal osso buco alla milanese, or these veal short ribs!
Originally venison meant the meat of any game animal. However, it is now considered to be only deer or elk meat. In fact, I have tons of tasty venison recipes you can take a look at!
A South African fried dough bread that is typically filled with curried ground beef or cheese and syrup.
30. Vienna Sausage
Similar to Frankfurters, Vienna sausages are thin, parboiled sausage that is made from ground pork and beef that is stuffed into a casing. Around the world, you will most commonly find them canned.
An Indian tomato-based curry that is originally from Gao. You will commonly find it on the menu at Indian restaurants and it is generally regarded as a hot and spicy dish.
🍰 Desserts That Start With V
A Greek New Year's bread cake that contains a coin or trinket for good luck. In fact, you could consider it to be a Western European version of a King Cake.
A sweet cookie made with a deep-fried dough that has then been sprinkled with powdered sugar. Verhuny is also known as angel wings.
34. Victoria Sponge
Two sponge cakes that are layered with cream and jam and then dusted with powdered sugar.
35. Victoria Plum Pudding
A custard pudding using the English plum that is typically enjoyed for the holidays.
36. Viennetta Ice Cream
A layered vanilla ice cream with strips of compound chocolate.
37. Viennese Fingers
A vanilla shortbread cookie that has been dipped into chocolate.
38. Viennese Whirls
Buttery shortbread has been piped into a whirled shape before being baked. The cookies are then sandwiched together with different varieties of filling, ranging from jam to buttercream.
Vitréais is a French cake hailing from the region of Brittany. It is made of apples, caramel, eggs, and almonds.
A Dutch dairy product that is made from fresh milk and is typically a custard covering for cakes.
A traditional sweet pie from the Netherlands. It consists of both a pastry and a fruit-based filling.
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Foods That Start With V: Velveeta Mac and Cheese (+More Tasty Ideas!)
- 1 ½ cups milk (divided into 1 cup and ½ cup portions - *see note)
- 1 ½ cups water
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups elbow macaroni (dry)
- 2 tablespoon butter
- ½ lb Velveeta cheese (cubed)
- ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, add your water, 1 cup of milk, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Stir to combine and then add in the elbow macaroni.1 ½ cups milk, 1 ½ cups water, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon pepper, 2 cups elbow macaroni
- Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes or until the noodles are al dente.
- Next, add in the butter and stir until it is melted then add in the remaining ½ cup of milk and the cubed Velveeta cheese. Stir the pasta until the cheese melts.1 ½ cups milk, ½ lb Velveeta cheese, 2 tablespoon butter
- Remove the pot from the heat and add in the shredded cheese, stirring until melted.½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
- Serve immediately while warm.
Equipment You May Need
- I like to use higher-fat dairy to make macaroni and cheesy, as it gives it a richer flavor. My personal favorite dairy options are heavy cream or half & half (which both do well when boiled).
- Make sure you reuse any leftovers to make my mac and cheese bites!
- Macaroni noodles are the classic choice for mac & cheese, but you can feel free to mix it up with other types of pasta!
- To store: Keep your leftovers stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- To reheat: Add a splash of milk or cream before reheating in either the microwave or over medium heat on the stove. The extra liquid is necessary to return the macaroni and cheese to a creamy consistency.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!
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