5 Sizzling Recipes to Grill and Chill with Kraft Heinz!



The summer season has arrived, bringing with it longer days, warm evenings, and the bright sun hanging overhead. However, this season, the sun isn’t the only thing that is going to be sizzling. With the summer breeze comes the perfect opportunity to whip out your trusty grill.

Grilling is not just about the food; it’s about the experience. It’s about gathering around the grill, sharing stories and laughter, and savoring the joys of outdoor cooking. After all, there’s something magical about the combination of open flames, sizzling meats, and the enticing aroma that wafts through the air. And, our friends at Kraft Heinz understand that, which is why we’ve teamed up with them to bring you this selection of five sizzling hot recipes that are sure to make your taste buds dance with delight. From creative, innovative recipes like Skillet Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza to more classic ones such as Bacon Wrapped Cheese Dogs, there is something for everyone in this collection!

So, as the sun sets and the aroma of smoky goodness fills the air, embark on a Grill and Chill adventure that will create cherished memories and delicious feasts for all to enjoy!

Pickle Brined Grilled Wings with Kraft/Heinz Inspired Dipping Sauces

Difficulty: Easy • 5 Servings • Total Time: 35 Minutes + 1 day wing brine


    • 2 Cups of Claussen Kosher Dill Pickle Sandwich Slices Juice

    • 5 Tablespoons HEINZ® Tomato Ketchup

    • 5 Tablespoons HEINZ® 100% Natural Yellow Mustard

    • 1 Tablespoons KRAFT® Real Mayonnaise

    • 2 Tablespoons KRAFT® Slow Simmered Original Barbecue Sauce 

    • 2 Tablespoons KRAFT® Classic Ranch Dressing 

    • 20 chicken wings 

    • Fresh Dill Optional garnish


    1. Start by brining your chicken wings in a jar of Claussen Kosher Dill Pickle Sandwich Slices juice, preferably one that you’ve set aside specifically for this purpose. Allow the wings to marinate in the brine for about 24 hours. This will enhance their flavor and tenderness.

    1. After the brining process, it’s time to fire up the grill. Place the pickle-brined chicken wings on the grill and cook them for approximately 6-8 minutes on each side. This will ensure that they are cooked through and have a nice charred exterior. Be sure to throw away the pickle brine after the chicken is marinated. 

    1. Dispose of pickle brine after marinating.

    1. Once the chicken wings are cooked, carefully remove them from the grill and set them aside. It’s time to prepare the delicious sauces that will accompany these wings.

    1. Take a small bowl and combine 1 tablespoon of Kraft Real Mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of Kraft Slow Simmered Original Barbecue Sauce, and 2 Tablespoons Kraft Classic Ranch Dressing. Mix these ingredients together until they are well combined.

    1. In separate ramekins, place your Heinz Tomato ketchup and 100% Natural Yellow Mustard. These classic condiments will add an extra burst of flavor and variety to your dipping options.

    1. Finally, set up the table with the brined chicken wings and the three delicious dipping sauces. This spread is perfect for sharing and enjoying with friends and family. 

Skillet Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza

Difficulty: Easy • 8 Servings • Total Time: 45 Minutes


    • 4 Claussen Kosher Dill Pickle Sandwich Slices chopped 

    • 3 slices Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon chopped 

    • 3 Tablespoons HEINZ® Tomato Ketchup

    • 3 Tablespoons HEINZ® 100% Natural Yellow Mustard

    • 1 cup (8 ounces) VELVEETA® Original Cheese 32 ounce 

    • 1 Pre-made Pizza dough 

    • 1 tomato diced 

    • ¼ cup Iceberg lettuce chopped 

    • ¼ cup Purple onion diced 


    1. Preheat your grill and on a cast iron skillet cook Oscar Mayer naturally hardwood smoked bacon until it becomes crispy.

    1. Remove the bacon from the cast iron skillet and set it aside. Take a cast iron skillet and brush the bacon grease thoroughly on the skillet to grease it.

    1. Place the pizza dough in the pre-greased cast iron skillet. Use the remaining bacon grease to spread it evenly on top of the pizza dough.

    1. Spread the Velveeta original cheese evenly over the dough making sure to leave room for the crust. 

    1. Cook ground beef separately and then add it on top of the cheese layer. Place the cast iron skillet with the pizza on it into the grill for about 15 minutes.

    1. Remove the pizza from the grill and proceed to add toppings such as diced tomatoes, purple onions, iceberg lettuce, and chopped Claussen Kosher Dill Pickle Sandwich Slices.

    1. To make the cheeseburger pizza sauce, combine Heinz Tomato Ketchup with Heinz 100% Natural Yellow Mustard in a small bowl. Mix them until well combined, then drizzle the sauce over the top of your cheeseburger pizza.

    1. Finally, enjoy this fun twist on a cheeseburger at your next barbecue!

Grilled Bang Bang Shrimp

Difficulty: Easy • 2 Servings • Total Time: 30 Minutes


    • 2 oz Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese

    • 2 Tablespoons KRAFT® Real Mayonnaise

    • 2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce 

    • 8 Jumbo Shrimp 

    • 4 Sprigs of Rosemary

    • ¼ cup green onion chopped 


    1. Begin by peeling off the leaves from each sprig of Rosemary. Keep the stems intact, as they will be used as skewers for your shrimp. You’ll need 4 stems for this recipe.

    1. Take one stem of Rosemary and thread two shrimp onto it. Repeat this process with the remaining stems and shrimp, ensuring that each skewer has two shrimp.

    1. Preheat your grill to medium heat. Place each shrimp skewer on the grill and cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp is thoroughly cooked.

    1. While the shrimp is grilling, you can prepare the bang bang sauce. In a small bowl, combine Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese, Kraft Real Mayonnaise, and a sweet chili sauce of your choice. Mix these ingredients together until well combined.

    1. Once the shrimp skewers are cooked, use a basting brush to generously coat each shrimp with the zesty bang bang sauce.

    1. For an added touch optional, drizzle some chopped green onions over the top of the shrimp skewers.

    1. Now it’s time to enjoy these delicious shrimp skewers! They will surely add a bang of flavor to any party or gathering.

Bacon Ranch Cheese Fries

Difficulty: Easy • 8 Servings • Total Time: 1 Hour


    • 1 bag Ore-Ida Golden Crinkles French Fried Potatoes 32oz 

    • 1 cup (8 ounces) Velveeta Original Cheese 32 ounce 

    • 6 slices Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon

    • 4 Tablespoons KRAFT® Classic Ranch Dressing 

    • ¼ Cup Green Onion chopped 


    1. Preheat your oven to 425° Fahrenheit.

    1. Take an aluminum foil disposable pan and line it with Ore-Ida golden crinkles french fried potatoes.

    1. Place the pan in the preheated oven and let the fries bake for approximately 25 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

    1. Once the fries are cooked, take sliced Velveeta original cheese and evenly distribute it over the top of the french fries.

    1. Now, using the same aluminum pan, carefully transfer it to the grill and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted.

    1. While the cheese is melting on the grill, prepare 6 slices of Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon. In your oven that is already preheated, place the bacon on a baking sheet, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes until it becomes crispy. This method ensures a mess-free, perfectly crispy slice of bacon every time.

    1. Once the bacon has finished cooking, remove it from the oven and place it into a food processor to easily make bacon bits.

    1. Sprinkle the bacon bits generously over the melted cheese fries.

    1. To add extra flavor, drizzle Kraft classic ranch dressing over the top of the cheese fries.

    1. Finally, garnish with some freshly chopped green onions for added freshness and enjoy these incredibly easy and delicious Bacon Ranch Cheese Fries at your next gathering. 

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Dogs

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


    • 3 Slices Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon

    • 3 Oscar Mayer Original Uncured Franks 

    • 1 Box (12 oz) Velveeta Shells and Cheese 

    • 3 Tablespoons HEINZ® Tomato Ketchup

    • 3 Tablespoons HEINZ® 100% Natural Yellow Mustard

    • 3 Hot Dog Buns


    1. Start by preheating your grill to a medium-high heat.

    1. Take Oscar Mayer Naturally Wood Smoked Bacon and Oscar Mayer Original Uncured Franks. Wrap each frank with bacon, ensuring it is completely covered. Repeat this process two times.

    1. Place the bacon-wrapped franks on the grill. Cook them for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the bacon becomes fully cooked and crispy. 

    1. While the bacon-wrapped franks are grilling, take the opportunity to prepare the Velveeta Shells and Cheese. Follow the instructions on the box to achieve the perfect consistency.

    1. Once the bacon-wrapped franks are cooked, it’s time to assemble your hot dogs. Begin by spreading Heinz Tomato Ketchup and Heinz 100% Natural Yellow Mustard on the hot dog buns.

    1. Place one bacon-wrapped frank in each bun.

    1. Now, for the grand finale, take the prepared Velveeta Shells and Cheese and pour it over the top of the bacon-wrapped frank. This will elevate your hot dog to a whole new level.

    1. Enjoy this perfect combination of crispy bacon, creamy cheese, and the tanginess of ketchup and mustard. Enjoy your ultimate hot dogs!

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