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Having a Kraft Foods potluck party, What are your favorite Kraft recipes.

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I get this kraft foods magazine in the mail every so often and even though I never make any of the recipes I thought it would be fun to have a themed party and have all my friends go to the fraft foods website to make a dish and them we can try them out. Do any of you have favroite kraft recipes that I may try? I am serious about this too. It's all meant to be in fun. Thanks, Richie

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  1. A brick of Velveeta melted with a can of Rotel tomatoes w/green chiles makes the classic chile con queso most Texans grew up eating. It's a classic.

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    1. re: Greg Spence

      gotta second this one, except we use jarred salsa (fresh salsa makes it too runny). if you want to get extra fancy, add some browned crumbled chorizo. serve with sturdy tortilla chips. it's a running joke among my friends that this is the "specialty" of one friend whose culinary skills are strictly limited to opening packages and operating the microwave, but it always gets gobbled up at parties.

      1. re: Greg Spence

        Love that sruff adn have not had it in ages. i used to love to dunk avocados in it. That was a great combo.

        1. re: Greg Spence

          I love that stuff. I used to dunk avocados in it. It was a great combo. Okay...Velveeta and Ro-Tel go on the shopping list.

          1. re: Candy

            Candy?! You?! I would have never thought... you and Velveeta! ;-)

            1. re: Katie Nell

              It is a rareity but that Ro-Tel and Velveeta dip all warm and melted with cool wedges of avocado mmmmmmm! I've not had it in years. Sometimes like once every 3-4 years I'll buy a small bolck of Velveeta to make school cafeteria style mac and cheese. It has it's uses...once in awhile!

        2. that's a fun idea!
          My two favourite Kraft foods are KD (which is Kraft Dinner) straight.

          And Hash Brown Casserole
          1 bag of frozen hash browns
          1 can of Campbell's mushroom soup
          1 container of sour cream (full fat, people!)
          1 bag of Kraft shredded sharp chedder
          mix it all up and bake until bubbly. if you're feeling fancy ;-) you can top with crushed corn flakes before baking.

          I love retro-cheesy-casseroles

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          1. re: orangewasabi

            I grew up eating this recipe for all our family holiday gatherings and thus it has been named "Party Potatoes". The only difference is that we don't use cream of mushroom. Instead it's the one small container of sour cream, a melted stick of butter, and a small container of premade french onion dip (perhaps kraft makes this?) mixed in with the bag of frozen hashbrowns and bag of shredded cheddar and topped with crushed cornflakes.

            My mother also makes a spinach casserole using frozen spinach, melted butter, velveeta, eggs and cottage cheese all stirred up and baked; it's like a kraft fritatta in a casserole dish. Or, just tell yourself that.

            You could also dress up the kraft macaroni and cheese with:
            smoked ham and broccoli baked with shredded cheese and breadcrumbs on top
            canned tuna, peas, some cream of mushroom soup and parmesan (tuna casserole)
            diced chicken and vegetables with tomato and hot sauce

            Etc, etc, etc...

          2. One of my friends already volunteered for this. I have not had it before. Thanks!

            1. I've never had the nerve to try this recipe from my grandma's church cookbook:

              Velveta Fudge

              1 lb margarine
              1 lb velveta cheese
              4 to 5 boxes confectioners sugar
              1 cup cocoa
              1 T vanilla
              1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or whatever you like)

              Melt butter & cheese; add sifted sugars & cocoa. Add vanilla & nuts. Pour into 9x13 pan. Makes about 6 1/2 lbs.

              If you make this, please report back. I thought about making it as a joke for an office bake off, but never had the nerve. The cookbook is filled with lots of gems- many beginning with a stick of butter...

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              1. re: tall sarah

                I can't imagine this at all! Just even trying to imagine the mouth feel of velveeta and margarine w/ confectioners sugar...

              2. google "crabbies recipe"-- these are english muffins topped with Kraft Olde English Cheese Spread and crabmeat. A retro favorite (they really do taste good). Here's one of many versions:
                http://www.recipezaar.com/110611

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                1. re: DGresh

                  The Crabbies recipe is one of my Mom's favorites from WAY back when. I have fond memories of having them during the holidays as an appetizer.

                2. This is my first post but I make this Kraft Praline cheesecake all the time and it's always a huge hit. It's easy and it looks great too:

                  http://www.kraftfoods.com/Recipes/Cak...

                  1. would caramel apples count?

                    1. Bacon and Tomato Presto Pasta

                      8 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
                      1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
                      1 tub (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
                      1 cup milk
                      1/2 cup KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese
                      6 cups hot cooked penne pasta

                      COOK bacon until crisp. Drain skillet, leaving bacon in skillet. Stir in cherry tomatoes.

                      ADD cream cheese spread, milk and Parmesan cheese; mix well. Cook until hot and bubbly, stirring frequently.

                      STIR in pasta.

                      http://www.kraftfoods.com/main.aspx?s...

                      1. I know this is an unhelpful and unresponsive comment, but I have NEVER found a single Kraft product that's edible. Not one.

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                        1. re: wayne keyser

                          For a very brief period of time, Kraft owned "Frusen Gladje" ice cream back
                          in the '80s. It was, at the time and in retrospect, one of the best "premium"
                          supermarket ice creams ever.

                          Otherwise, I'm in total agreement with you.

                          1. re: wayne keyser

                            Kraft has taken over alot of companies and their products. Have you ever tried the former McClarens Imperial Cheddar Cheese. This may only be available in Canada. I am not sure. It is a cold pack old cheddar that is packaged in a squat red and black plastic container. Still the same container and the quality has not been compromised with the takeover by Kraft. Thank goodness. It is fantastic!

                          2. Wayne! Even Oscar Meyer bacon?? Even a little shredded cheddar? Are you a snob or a Hound?

                            1. Kraft dinner with hotdogs......or some sort of kraft dinner caserole.

                              1. The KRAFT website contains a motherlode of alarming-looking recipes. They all have color pictures, which is probably not the best idea. It can keep you amused for hours.

                                I'd select some recipes that seemed edible but that would make my fellow potluckers cry from laughter or sheer horror.

                                1. I saw the velveeta Hearty macaroni and cheese with hot dogs and wanted to make that recipe 1st but I couldn't do that too my friends so the regular mac and cheese will do it!

                                  1. The obvious to me is Kraft Mac and Cheese...you could add anything that suits your taste, ham, maybe salsa, sundried tomatoes, different kinds of cheese, etc. then bake it up. Sounds like comfort food to me!

                                    1. Serve the macaroni and cheese topped with tuna sauce. (Roux of 2 tbsp. butter and 2 tbsp. flour, make white sauce by adding 1 cup milk, add a can of tuna.) Mmm.

                                      1. Jello pudding pie. It's very white trash, but oh so good topped with cool whip.

                                        2 cups cold milk
                                        2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
                                        1 OREO Pie Crust (6 oz.)
                                        1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Chocolate Whipped Topping, thawed, divided

                                        POUR milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.)
                                        SPREAD 1-1/2 cups of the pudding onto bottom of crust. Gently stir half of the whipped topping into remaining pudding. Spread over pudding layer in crust; top with the remaining whipped topping.
                                        REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until set. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

                                        1. Lisaf, I am making something similar called Striped Dessert,cream cheese,oreo cookie crumbs, chocolate pudding, and cool whip! Very trashy but sounds tasty! LOL