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Kid-friendly Thanksgiving recipes

While Thanksgiving tickles the fancy of most adults, the sights and sounds of large family get-togethers and tables full of foreign food [how often does one eat turkey, really?] can leave children feeling overwhelmed and uneasy. Make this holiday a little easier on your pint-sized guests by preparing a few of these delicious, but kid-friendly Thanksgiving dishes from Kraft.

Cream Cheese-Bacon Crescents

Cream Cheese-Bacon CrescentsWhat you need

  • 1 tub (250 g) Philadelphia Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese Spread
  • 2 tbsp. Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits
  • 2 cans (235 g each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Make it

  • HEAT oven to 375°F.
  • MIX cream cheese spread and bacon bits until well blended.
  • SEPARATE each can of dough into eight triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise in half. Spread each dough triangle with one generous teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture. Roll up, starting at short side of triangle. Place, point-sides down, on baking a sheet.
  • BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Whipped Sweet Potato Bake

Whipped sweet potato bakeWhat you need

  • 5 large sweet potatoes (3 lb./1.5 kg) 
  • 3 tbsp. non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows

Make it

  • PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Place sweet potatoes on microwaveable plate. Microwave on high for eight minutes. Turn potatoes over; continue microwaving for nine to 10 minutes or until very tender. Let stand for five minutes. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop pulp into large bowl; discard skins.
  • BEAT sweet potatoes, margarine, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Spoon into lightly greased 9-inch square baking dish; top with marshmallows.
  • BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until potato mixture is heated through and marshmallows are lightly browned.

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy broccoli casserole

What you need

  • 1 pkg. (120 g) Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • 1 pkg. (750 g) frozen broccoli florets, thawed, drained
  • 1 can (10 fl oz/ 284 mL) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup Cheez Whiz Process Cheese Product

Make it

  • HEAT oven to 350°F.
  • PREPARE stuffing as directed on package.
  • COMBINE remaining ingredients in 2-L casserole; cover with stuffing.
  • BAKE for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie

Cheesy chicken pot pieWhat you need

  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 cups frozen vegetable blend
  • 2 cups Kraft Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese
  • 1 can (10 fl oz/284 mL) low-fat condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (235 g) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Make it

  • HEAT oven to 375ºF.
  • COMBINE first four ingredients in 13×9-inch baking dish.
  • UNROLL dough; place over chicken mixture.
  • BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Oven-Fried Chicken Fingers and Fries

Chicken FingersWhat you need

  • 2 large baking potatoes (1 lb./ 450 g) 
  • 1/4 cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
  • 1 lb. (450 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 pouch Shake’N Bake Extra Crispy Original Coating Mix
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard

Make it

  • HEAT oven to 425°F.
  • CUT potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick strips; place in large bowl. Add dressing and cheese; toss to coat. Spread onto large baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  • BAKE for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, coat chicken with coating mix as directed on package.
  • TURN potatoes over with spatula; push to one side of baking sheet. Place chicken on other side of baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and chicken is done. Serve with mustard for dipping.

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