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