Unleash the Heat with These Summer Recipes by Kraft Heinz!

As the scorching sun emerges from behind the clouds and the temperatures soar, it’s time to embrace the sizzling summer season with open arms. And what better way to celebrate the hottest time of the year than with a delectable array of recipes that are guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with joy? And, what better way to do that than with our friends at Kraft Heinz?

Whether you’re planning a backyard barbecue, a poolside gathering, or a laid-back picnic in the park, we curated the perfect collection of recipes that will ignite your taste buds and elevate your summer dining experience to new heights. With delicious dishes such as Grilled Skillet Bacon Mac and Cheese and Smash Burger Tacos, impressing your friends and family is easier than ever this summer vacay.

So, get ready to turn up the heat in your kitchen and embark on a culinary adventure with our friends at Kraft Heinz!

Waffle Fry Sliders

Waffle Fry Sliders

Difficulty: Easy • 4 Servings • Total Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 slices Kraft Singles American Cheese Slices
  • 4 slices Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon
  • Claussen Kosher Dill Pickle Sandwich Slices
  • HEINZ® Tomato Ketchup
  • HEINZ® 100% Natural Yellow Mustard
  • KRAFT® Real Mayonnaise
  • 1lb ground beef, seasoned
  • 1 Roma tomato, sliced
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 1 package frozen waffle fries

Directions:

  1. Slice Kraft Singles into quarters and divide ground beef into 2 inch patties.
  2. Cook beef patties. Once patties have been cooked and flipped, place quartered cheese slice on each and allow to melt. Transfer patties to a plate.
  3. Cook Oscar Mayer bacon, cut slices in half, and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Cook frozen waffle fries according to package instructions.
  5. Slice Claussen pickles in half so that they are slider sized.
  6. Assemble sliders: between two waffle fries, place one patty, one tomato slice, a small piece of romaine lettuce, one pickle half, and one piece of bacon. Skewer on a toothpick to hold everything in place. Repeat with the remaining patties.
  7. Place Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Heinz Yellow Mustard, and Kraft Real Mayonnaise in small bowls for easy dipping.
  8. Serve and enjoy this simple but satisfying finger food!

Grilled Skillet Bacon Mac and Cheese

Grilled Skillet Bacon Mac and Cheese

Difficulty: Easy • 3 Servings • Total Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box VELVEETA® Shells and Cheese
  • 4 slices Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon, cooked
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Directions:

  1. Boil 6 cups of water. Add Velveeta Shells and Cheese shells and cook for 8 minutes. Drain and stir in cheese packet. Transfer to a cast iron skillet.
  2. Chop Oscar Mayer Bacon into bite sized pieces.
  3. Add bacon, jalapeno, and green onions to the skillet. Place skillet on a grill until warm and bubbly, about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy this hearty and comforting meal.

Jalapeno Popper Meatballs

Jalapeno Popper Meatballs

Difficulty: Easy • 10 Servings • Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:

Meatballs

  • 4 oz Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon, cooked and finely chopped
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 jalapenos, seeded and diced

Queso

  • 12 oz VELVEETA® Original Cheese
  • 10 oz canned diced tomatoes and chilis

Directions:

  1. Using a melon baller, scoop small balls of Philadelphia Cream Cheese onto a parchment lined sheet tray and freeze.
  2. To make the meatballs: in a large bowl, combine Oscar Mayer Bacon, beef, bread crumbs, milk, onion and jalapenos. Mix until well combined. Use an ice cream scoop to form 1.5 inch meatballs.
  3. Flatten each ball into a disk, place a frozen cream cheese ball in the center, and form the meatball mixture around it.
  4. Grill meatballs until cooked through.
  5. To make 2 ingredient queso: combine Velveeta Original Cheese with diced tomatoes and chilis in a saucepan. Stir constantly on medium low heat until melted and combined.
  6. Serve meatballs with toothpicks and queso sauce. Your guests will devour this flavored-packed appetizer!

Smoked Cream Cheese Duo

Smoked Cream Cheese Duo

Difficulty: Easy • 10 Servings • Total Time: 2 Hours

Ingredients:  

Smoked cream cheese

  • 16 oz Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • BBQ rub
  • Everything bagel seasoning

Tortilla chips

  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

To serve

  • Hot honey
  • Fresh veggies
  • Sliced baguette

Directions:

  1. Unwrap and place two blocks on Philadelphia Cream Cheese in a cast iron skillet. Score diagonally with a knife. Brush with oil. Dust one block with BBQ rub and the other with everything bagel seasoning. TIP: Get creative with your flavor combinations! This will work with any of your favorite seasonings!
  2. Smoke at 200 degrees Farenheit for 2 hours or grill at 350 for 15 minutes.
  3. For easy homemade tortilla chips: preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Stack and cut tortillas using an apple corer. Arrange on a baking sheet and toss with oil. Bake until golden and crispy, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Drizzle smoked cream cheese with hot honey and serve with homemade tortilla chips, fresh veggies, and bread.

Smash Burger Tacos

Smash Burger Tacos

Difficulty: Easy • 8 Servings • Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

Burger sauce

  • ½ cup KRAFT® Real Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup HEINZ® Tomato Ketchup
  • ¼ cup HEINZ® 100% Natural Yellow Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Claussen Kosher Dill Pickle Sandwich Slices brine

Smash burger tacos

  • Kraft Singles American Cheese Slices
  • Claussen Kosher Dill Pickle Sandwich Slices
  • Flour street taco tortillas
  • 2 lbs ground beef, seasoned
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Tomato, diced

Directions:

  1. To prepare burger sauce: add Kraft Real Mayo, Heinz Ketchup, Heinz Mustard, and the brine from a jar of Claussen pickles to a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Place a 4oz ball of ground beef on a hot griddle. Place a flour tortilla on top and press with a burger press until beef reaches the edges of the tortilla. Cook for 5 minutes and flip. Top with a Kraft Singles slice and cook until meat is cooked through, cheese is melted, and tortilla is crispy. Repeat with remaining beef.
  3. Dress each burger taco with a spoonful of burger sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Serve and enjoy!

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