Kraft Recipe Makers: Verde Nacho Casserole + $1,000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

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Weeknight cooking got a whole lot easier. There are many evenings where by the time Ben arrives home from work, I am exhausted and not exactly in the mood to cook anything complex. But, this doesn’t mean I don’t want to eat something complex. What to do? This is when I turn to the Kraft Recipe Makers.Kraft Recipe Makers Verde Nacho Casserole

You have read about my experiences with Kraft Recipe Makers twice now. Are you convinced yet? The other night, I used the Verde Chicken Enchilada Recipe Maker to whip up a Verde Nacho Casserole. This was one of the three recipes offered on the box. It was fantastic!

Unlike some other boxed recipe helpers, Kraft Recipe Makers leaves room for you to add your own fresh ingredients, while supplying the layers of flavor through their included sauces.

Kraft Recipe Makers Finishing Sauce

For the Verde Nacho Casserole, I cooked ground beef in a skillet then added the Finishing Sauce supplied in the Recipe Makers box. I then layered tortilla chips, the meat, refried beans, shredded cheese and black olives into a casserole dish.

Kraft Recipe Makers Creamy Ranchero

After baking in a preheated oven for just 15 minutes, our dinner was ready after quickly topping with the finishing sauce, chopped jalapeños and fresh tomatoes. Just 15 minutes, people!

Okay, so the total time it took to make this was about 20-25 minutes when you include browning the meat and chopping the vegetables. But, um, can you really beat that??

This dinner was complete just as a casserole because everything we needed or wanted was included. The chips, the meat, the veggies, the sauce. All there. Layers of flavor stacked into my one casserole dish, and all I had to clean was that one dish along with the one skillet. Easy peasy, no fuss, no mess.

Kraft Recipe Makers Verde Nacho Casserole

The two sauces that I used from the Verde Chicken Enchilada Recipe Maker box were Creamy Ranchero Filling Sauce and Tomatillo Finishing Sauce. These are two very versatile sauces that allow you to venture out from the suggested recipes and use in your own homemade dish. Such is the case with the entire line of 9 different Recipe Makers products. They are intended to be versatile enough so you can either follow the recipes included on the box, or use them to help eliminate the complex cooking steps when adding layers of flavor to your own recipes.

What dish would you create with these sauces? Share your recipe ideas using Kraft Recipe Makers’ two sauces and you could win a $1,000 Visa gift card!


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  1. I’d probably make vegetarian enchilladas. My favorite thing to get when I go out for Mexican (aside from chips and guacamole, and of course a maragarita) is the spinach enchillada, which just about every Mexican restaurant has. So yea, I’d make some kind of version of that dish

  2. This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out for my famished fam.

  3. I would make pot roast in my slow cooker with the New England Pot Roast Recipe Maker.

  4. pinned–

  5. These nachos look delicious. I think you could make an improvised lasagna using the three-cheese chicken florentine Recipe Maker.

  6. I would definitely go the Mexican route but use it for an Enchilada bake. I’d use both sauces inside mixed with the meat. Roll them up, bake them, shred some cheese on top and Voila! Yum!

  7. I would make chilaquiles with the Verde Chicken sauces – similar to nachos but even more delicious!

  8. This recipe looks delish! I can’t wait to try the Chicken Bruschetta Pasta soon too!

  9. I would do a lasagna with them.

  10. I would make a sweet & sour shrimp with pineapple and a side of rice, using the sweet & sour recipe maker.

  11. id go the asian route with the sauces in the sweet and sour chicken, probably a beef stir fry!

  12. I’d use the “Asian Fish Tacos” recipe maker to make steamed whole fish. I’ll first try it in a steamer, then the French en papillote method, can’t wait!

  13. here’s my tweet:
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  14. Rachel Tilly says:

    I would probably make one of the recipes you’ve posted! This one in particular looks delicious!

  15. BBQ beef and smoked Gouda pizza using hickory BBQ beef sauces

  16. I would make chicken and veggies stir fry using Kraft sweet and sour sauce

  17. Pulled pork tacos with tomatillo salsa and sriracha mayo

  18. The Tex Mex Chicken Fajitas sound wonderful I would serve them with sauteed green and red pepper and onions sour cream guacamole and of course extra cheese on a warm four tortilla

  19. I was thinking to take the Asian Fish Taco kit and just make the entire thing with vegetables like bell peppers, snow peas and breaded cubes of tofu. It could be pretty great.

  20. I would make fajitas with the TexMex

  21. Stephanie Gossett says:

    I would place both sauces in crockpot to make delicious enchiladas. I would crush tortilla chips on top! I would reserve some of the sauce to use as a dip for veggies! These look delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  22. I would definitely make chicken enchiladas with this sauce!

  23. I was thinking a Mexican taco pie of the sorts 🙂

  24. I would make the Sweet and Sour Chicken and serve it with some rice. Yummy!

  25. I most definitely would make this Verde Nacho Casserole! All my favorites in one dish….and a casserole at that! What’s not to love!?! I looks delicious!

  26. I would make the World’s Best Pull Pork Tacos…! Once sauce to marinade and one to use when I simmer the pulled pork. Yumminess!!
    I love absolutely love Kraft. You can do so many things with this new product. 🙂

  27. I pinned it! Thanks for this great post and the opportunity! 🙂

  28. Dee Lonnevik says:

    I make a layered Mexican casserole and think either sauce would be a good addition. Its definitely worth a try.

  29. I would try something new! I love trying new recipes.

  30. I love Kraft products!! Looks like an amazing dish. 🙂

  31. These nachos look fabulous!! Can’t wait to try them. I would also try using cut up pieces of corn tortillas instead of the chips for more of a casserole.

  32. How about a grilled Chicken Fajita pizza made with the sauces from Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas–bet it would be delicious! Thanks.

  33. chili over chips and salsa (even a bit of chorizo)

  34. Now that there’s cooler weather, I’d make Pot Roast with the Kraft New England Pot Roast sauces.

  35. Clearly, this casserole needs to be made tonight! Love the ranchero filling sauce!

  36. I would make chicken bruschetta pasta and add some fresh mozzarella on top!

  37. I would love to try the chicken verde enchilada mix!

  38. Lisa Jennings says:

    If we could actually use this stuff(allergies!) I would use the TexMex for easy fajitas on a school night.

  39. I would like to try the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  40. I pinned the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita:

  41. I would make some chicken quesadillas

  42. I’d love to try nachos or burrito bowls !

  43. I’d make some chicken enchiladas with the creamy ranchero sauce.

  44. This looks soooo scrumptious. I would try this exact recipe–your Verde Nacho Casserole. Nachos are one of my favorite foods!

  45. Chicken cacciatore!

  46. I would make enchiladas or a good stir fry

  47. something mexican-ish because thats my favorite and maybe with the slow cooker, too?? so many ideas!

  48. These nachos look delish…

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  50. I think that I would try to make these nachos! They look amazing!

  51. I would make the chicken enchilada’s or the nachos that you posted. They look really yummy~

  52. nancy bowers says:
  53. nancy bowers says:
  54. I would make carnita tacos with the ranchero sauce.

  55. I would use the KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Verde Chicken Enchiladas to make a Mexican Cornbread Chicken Casserole

  56. I would make a sweet and sour stir fry over rice!!

  57. your post made me so hungry!

    I would definitely go the Mexican route and make Enchiladas

  58. I would make the slow cooker stew. Looks like a manly meal.

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  59. I’d use the sauces in the chicken bruschetta pasta to make a tasty Italian-inspired pizza.

  60. I’d love to try one of these in our crock pot with a roast, I think it would add a lot of flavor and be super easy to make


  61. i would use them for a taco twist.
    and them maybe i’d make a homemade mexican hamburger helper thing.

  62. I would make a tortellini and vegetable dish with the sauces.
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  64. I would use the sauce for quesadillas!

  65. amy pugmire says:

    I would love to create baked chicken taquitos

  66. amy pugmire says:
  67. I would try to make the same recipe you made :).

  68. This looks and sound delicious! What a neat product idea from Kraft! I would love to try their Hickory BBQ Beef sauce – I would try it as a marinade in addition to some others seasoning for ribs that would be smoked on the grill – low and slow! Yum! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  69. Nicole Larsen says:

    I think I would probably make an Enchilada Bake with these! Sounds delicious 🙂

  70. Nicole Larsen says:
  71. id create a mexican lasanga!

  72. that looks really good! I’d like trying the three cheese chicken florentine

  73. I would like to make sweet and sour chicken. Thanks. The nachos look great.

  74. fish tacos

  75. This is FABULOUS! I can’t wait to try this with my busy family of 3 kids, 2 dogs and a husband. Perfect for our crazy busy lives! I’m beyond thrilled that I found your blog!

  76. Janice Cooper says:

    I love chicken enchiladas and would use the Verde Chicken Enchiladas

  77. Janice Cooper says:
  78. Erica Best says:

    mmm look so good but i would try the Southwest Chicken & Bell Pepper Wraps

  79. Erica Best says:
  80. Valerie Hellen says:
  81. These look great! I’d like to try to make Chicken Cacciatore!

  82. I’d make the Sweet and Sour chicken with the Sesame Ginger simmer sauce and the Sweet and Sour Pineapple finishing sauce. I’d add chunks of pineapple and snap peas.

  83. I would make love try your Verde Nacho Casserole and also the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine. I think those would both be big hits with my family.

  84. I would make a dip with shredded chicken from a store-bought rotisserie chicken, and Three-cheese Chicken Florentine, Chicken Caccitore and sour cream. Yum!

  85. Rachel Kelly says:

    I need something easy! This looks great

  86. definitely the Asian Fish Tacos!

  87. hmm…i think i need to say which sauces I would use. so forget my other comment. I would make Asian Fish Tacos with Asian Ginger Baking Sauce and top it with Chipotle Tomato Salsa. a side of spanish rice, lots of avocados and we’re good to go!

  88. Deb Moretti says:

    I love pot roast with potatoes and carrots. I’d use the New England pot roast package for this.

  89. Deb Moretti says:
  90. Asian Fish Tacos

  91. I would use these sauces to create a Chinese Spring Roll.

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  92. That ranchero sauce looks like it would be great on enchiladas!

  93. Wild Orchid says:


  94. Wild Orchid says:

    I would use the sweet and sour chicken mix to make sweet and sour meatballs!

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  95. maria cantu says:

    I would use the verde chicken enchilada one because I love enchiladas.

  96. Id use sweet and sour chicken to make asian tacos!

  97. I would use KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Hickory BBQ Beef to make some quesadillas! Thanks kmassman gmail

  98. I would try making enchiladas or quesadillas.

  99. I’d like to try the KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Chicken Cacciatore to make the stuffed pepper recipe I found.

  100. I’d like to use the New England Pot Roast sauces to make Beef Stroganoff. It’s one of our family favorites.

  101. I like the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine with risotto rice and fresh spinach and mushrooms!

  102. I would love to make the Verde Nacho Casserole vegetarian with faux meat crumbles! mmm!!!!!

  103. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would create a yummy pasta dish!

  104. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  105. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would make chicken enchiladas.

  106. Thomas Murphy says:
  107. Tara Curtis says:

    I love Kraft recipe makers. Had the bruschetta pasta last week. Would love to win the $1000!!

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