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Capturing The Flavors Of Halloween

This time of year, I love all things pumpkin. I’m in the kitchen whipping up all kinds of pumpkin flavored treats and meals. That’s why I’m excited to be a Kraft Tastemaker. It gives me the opportunity to explore all of the great recipes on the Kraft site. I was recently looking for Halloween party ideas and was inspired by the VELVEETA Chili Dip. With just two ingredients it sounds like a delicious and easy appetizer, perfect for fall and Halloween celebrations.

I decided to take the simple creativity of this recipe, my love of pumpkin, and combine it all with a fall family favorite, KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese. I couldn’t wait to try this Halloween Pumpkin Mac & Cheese recipe and was impressed by how easy and flavorful it is. The cheesy goodness mixed with the pumpkin makes for a wonderful comfort dish.

I made the macaroni and cheese by following the directions on the box. After the cheese, milk, and butter were mixed in I added the pumpkin and served it warm. It was so festive, fall flavored, and easy that I added it to my list of favorites. It’s a perfect Halloween food and I look forward to enjoying it often on those cool autumn evenings.

I also thought it would be lots of fun for the kids to make this recipe using Kraft Macaroni & Cheese with Halloween Shapes. This would be a big hit with the kids and a fun way to celebrate Halloween. I’ll be keeping my eye out for it and I know the kids will want me to pick up a few boxes while they are still around.

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Halloween Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
Halloween Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Add canned pumpkin to KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner for a fun Halloween Pumpkin Mac & Cheese! Take one bite of this pumpkin mac and cheese and you'll be convinced—pumpkin belongs in this dish!

Total Time 20min.

Article by Kraft TasteMaker Tesa Nicolanti. For more recipes and ideas, visit her blog at 2 Wired 2 Tired.

Please keep in mind that the bloggers opinions, advice and recipes are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Kraft Foods.


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