Sunday, August 3, 2014

How To Make Budget Friendly Meals Taste Great With Kraft

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When you have a large family, simple dinners and budget friendly meals become even more important. And when some of the kids are picky eaters, it can really be a challenge to make a meal that appeals to everyone, and lets you stick to your grocery budget.

Since I'm a regular shopper at Walmart, I am always happy to hear about their fabulous Rollback prices. This means that already low prices are even lower, and that lets my dollars stretch further, which makes me very happy.

I've been challenging myself to make dinners for $20 or less lately, and that is not easy. But with careful meal planning and Walmart's Rollback Prices on Kraft products, I'm doing it!!

The other night, I made a yummy dinner for my family that everyone loved. We eat sandwiches at least once a week, and these turkey meatballs that I made for these sandwiches are one of my favorite budget recipes.

Many of my favorite Kraft products are on Rollback pricing right now, so I can take advantage of that to help me stick to my budget.

These are items that I have been buying for years, especially the Kraft Mayo and Kraft Singles. And with barbeque season in full swing, we can never have enough Kraft Barbeque Sauce.

My grandchildren adore the Velveeta Shells & Cheese, and it's so easy to make. They enjoy it for lunch or dinner, and sometimes I add a veggie to it, and they still love it.

I know that money is tight for lots of families around the 1st and 15th of the month. We try to take advantage of low prices, use coupons, and love it when we find a buy one, get one offer.

These turkey meatballs are easy to make, and taste delicious. I've tried various recipes over the years, and come to the conclusion that simple is best.

It's just turkey, chopped onions, an egg, breadcrumbs, seasonings, and Kraft Mayo. I always used milk as the wet ingredient, but a friend told me about using the mayo, and it really does make all the difference. The meatballs are more tender and flavorful.

Whenever I find a great deal on ground turkey, I'll buy it and make lots of meatballs to freeze for later use. We do use a lot, especially for one of our favorite dinners, spaghetti and meatballs.

It doesn't take long to cook the meatballs, and then I pour on the Kraft Barbecue Sauce. I cook them a few more minutes in the sauce because I just love how the sauce clings to them for added flavor.

I just love meatballs, and always sneak one or two out of the pan before we eat!!

Velveeta Shells & Cheese tastes great on its own, but sometimes I add a little something to it.

This time I added 1/2 cup of petite diced tomatoes from a can. Just stir them in after it's done, and make sure you drain them so there is no extra liquid going into the Shells & Cheese.

 It's a little boost of flavor, and I love adding healthy tomatoes to dishes whenever I can.

We buy a lot of this product, so I took advantage of the Rollback Prices to stock up. I like having lots in the pantry, and feel great saving money.

Kraft Singles, Kraft Mayo, Kraft Barbeque Sauce and Velveeta Shells & Cheese are all available at Rollback prices at your local Walmart.

Look for lots of other Kraft products that are also on Rollback, and let them help you save money on your grocery bill.

Keeping an eye out for these great prices will let you #RollIntoSavings and let you get more for less.


Here's my simple but tasty recipe for my meatballs. You can substitute ground beef for the turkey, but turkey is healthier, and I think just as flavorful.

I also sometimes find packages of ground turkey on a buy one, get one free sale. I never find them on ground beef, so this is another good reason for me to buy turkey.

Recipe for Turkey Meatball Sandwiches


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Kraft Mayo
1/2 cup diced onions
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

For making sandwiches:
3/4 cup Kraft Barbeque Sauce
6 sandwich buns
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cup into strips and sautéed
12 slices of Kraft Singles


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for meatballs (except olive oil) until well mixed. Shape meat mixture into 1-inch balls.
In a large frying pan, add the olive oil. Over medium heat, fry meatballs until browned. Carefully turn every few minutes so they don't burn.
When done, add the barbeque sauce and stir to coat the meatballs, and cook 3 more minutes.
In a sandwich bun, lay 2 pieces of cheese, cooked bell pepper, and top with meatballs.

Makes 6 sandwiches.



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