Garlic Bread Turkey Sliders & Italian Green Beans
With KRAFT Fresh Takes

I’ve mentioned it a time or two (or twelve) that while I love to bake, cooking is not really my thing.  I’m not sure why.  Many years ago it was, but I think having really picky eaters has kind of soured my enjoyment of cooking.  I mean how many times can you make plain grilled chicken?    That said, cooking more and getting more creative is a goal of mine this year.

When KRAFT contacted me to see if I would like to try their new Fresh Take, a combo of fresh natural cheeses and seasoned breadcrumbs, created to help create quick and delicious meals, I saw it as a perfect opportunity to push my cooking comfort zone.  Not only would I be trying something new, but I’d have to share it on my site – I would be committed, no backing out and ordering pizza!

Kraft presented me with a challenge card to guide me in my meal creation.  I had to use my oven, use a protein that wasn’t chicken and the Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan and pair it with a green side.  The first thought was to make some meatballs, but we decided to go another route.    Turkey Burgers.

I am excited to report that my first KRAFT Fresh Take meal was a success!   With the Italian Parmesan KRAFT Fresh Take, my daughter and I created Garlic Bread Turkey Sliders and Italian Green Beans.   Not only was it easy and delicious to create, but look who got her hands dirty…

Yep, my oldest helped make the turkey burger sliders.   Have to love that!   Okay, so let me tell you a bit more about this great new product from KRAFT…

“KRAFT Fresh Take combines fresh natural cheeses and expertly seasoned breadcrumbs to use with your favorite proteins and ingredients creating fast and delicious entrée, appetizer, and side dish combinations. With three new flavors including Smokey Mesquite BBQ, Spicy Chipotle Cheddar and Classic Four Cheese, you’ll never run out of flavorful options. Find these flavors and the original Fresh Take varieties including Italian Parmesan, Cheddar Jack and Bacon, Savory Four Cheese, Southwest Three Cheese, Rosemary and Roasted Garlic, and Chili Lime and Panko in the dairy aisle and make something amazing tonight.”

They have a whole variety of great and really creative recipes on their site using the new Fresh Take line, things like Italian Parmesan Chicken With Tuscan Spinach Salad, Smokey Mesquite Baked Falafel, Homemade Tilapia Tacos, Smokey Mesquite Pork Chops & Couscous Salad, Twice Baked Cheesy Potatoes and many more.  They also have videos, tips and a lot of great step by step photos which are fabulous for people like me who sometimes feel a bit intimidated with new dinner recipes.   And did I mention they have a free downloadable 20 page recipe book?   Seriously, download it, there are some fabulous options.   And there are even coupons, don’t miss those.


So let’s get back to my dinner!

This was a super simple dinner to create.   We mixed up the turkey burgers – simply ground turkey and our Kraft Fresh Take – no other ingredients.

While those baked, I added a bit of butter and garlic powder to some slider rolls (clearly I don’t cook often enough, I had no idea they made slider rolls!).  As soon as I pulled the sliders out of the oven I immediately popped the rolls in just long enough to brown them a bit.

I cooked up some frozen green beans and after they were fully cooked and drained, I added some of the Kraft Fresh Take (both the cheese & breadcrumbs) to them as well.  Oh my goodness – I’m not usually a huge green bean fan but this was a fabulous combo.

Easy and delicious – can’t beat that!

Top with some lettuce and tomato and it’s good to go.

This meal came together in under 30 minutes start to finish.  It was delicious, full of flavor and both of my kids ate it – a pretty solid accomplishment in this house.   Stay tuned for another delicious dinner using KRAFT Fresh Takes as well as a great giveaway from KRAFT!   Make sure to check out their website for all of the delicious varieties of KRAFT Fresh Take.

Garlic Bread Turkey Sliders With KRAFT Fresh Takes

8 Sliders

Garlic Bread Turkey Sliders With KRAFT Fresh Takes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 90%+ Lean Ground Turkey Meat
  • 1 package KRAFT Fresh Take Italian Parmesan (sit a small amount of cheese aside if you would like to add some to the top of your burgers)
  • 1 package of 8 rolls or slider buns
  • Butter
  • Garlic for topping your bread (could be fresh, garlic powder, whatever you prefer)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine your lean ground turkey meat with KRAFT Fresh Take Italian Parmesan. Using your hands combine well. Divide into eight equal portions and shape into patties. If you reserved some cheese, sprinkle on top of your burgers.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until no pink remains in centers.

While burgers are baking, open your rolls or buns, slice or open into halves and spread a thin layer of butter on the inside of each top bun. Add as much garlic or garlic seasoning as your taste desires.

When burgers are done cooking, pull them out of the oven and place the buns in the oven for approx 3-5 minutes, or until they are slightly browned and butter is melted. Remove from oven.

Assemble burgers with buns and your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

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Italian Green Beans With KRAFT Fresh Takes

Italian Green Beans With KRAFT Fresh Takes

Ingredients

  • Your favorite green beans - fresh, frozen or canned
  • KRAFT Fresh Take Italian Parmesan Recipe - I used about 1/3 of the package for six servings of green beans

Instructions

Prepare your green beans as you would normally cook them. Once cooked, add 1/3 of a package of KRAFT Fresh Take Italian Parmesan Recipe, both the breadcrumbs and cheese and stir well to combine. Heat for 3-5 minutes on a stove top or in your microwave until cheese is melted.

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Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by KRAFT, but all opinions are mine and mine alone.

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