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Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

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Roll out the red carpet for Kraft’s best recipes of 2017! We’ve compiled the top five recipes from every category to bring you the most delicious dishes of the year. Let’s see what each of them brings to the table. Without further ado, the dinnertime dishes!

Best Entrèe Recipes of 2017

Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs

And what an entrance! Look at that barbecue sauce drizzled over perfectly poised chicken in an exquisite kabob fashion. It’s no wonder these Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs made it into our top dinner recipes of 2017. It only takes 25 minutes to serve!

Chicken Soup with Kale

Chicken Soup with Kale

This creative twist on a classic chicken noodle soup was a bold move that paid off. The ensemble of kale and carrot form a one-of-a-kind dish perfect for cold, rainy days. Take it one step further and lightly sprinkle KRAFT grated Parmesan cheese on top of your Chicken Soup with Kale! We can’t wait to hear your take on it.

Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Classic, time-tested recipes are the cornerstone of dinnertime, and this Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff is no exception. Sporting a delicious mix of beef, garlic, onions and dashes of other ingredients you’ll have to see to believe, our Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff preps in 15 minutes and works as hard as you do to bring a delicious hit to the table.

Mac and Cheese Lasagna

Mac & Cheese Lasagna

Who says you need lasagna noodles to make a great lasagna? Truly the best of both comfort food worlds, our Mac and Cheese Lasagna recipe is layer upon layer of savory goodness that’ll have your family asking for this recipe weekly. If there was a category for Best Melted Cheese topping, this would be a clear winner.

Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells

Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells

There’s nothing we love more than a dinnertime recipe that’s ready when you are. That’s why we love this appropriately named Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells recipe featuring a mixed cream cheese spread of Parmesan, milk and Italian seasoning layered between tomato and basil meat sauce. When they say the best is yet to come, they mean the 45 minutes it takes to bake this recipe to perfection.

Best Side Dishes of 2017

Behind every leading dish is a strong side. From salads to sweet potatoes and coleslaw, here are the best side dishes of 2017.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Pineapple

Nothing sets the mood quite like this sweet and savory side dish. Combined with brown sugar and Italian dressing then roasted to a delectable golden-brown, our Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple recipe is sure to please your friends and family.

Ranch-Style Coleslaw with Bacon

Ranch-Style Coleslaw with Bacon

If there’s beauty in simplicity, then this Ranch-Style Coleslaw with Bacon is a stunner. OSCAR MAYER bacon crumbled and combined with ranch dressing and a coleslaw blend is all it takes to prepare this easy side dish.

Waldorf Layered Salad

Waldorf Layered Salad

This twist on a classic Waldorf will be your new favorite salad. Layered with grapes, celery, apples, blue cheese and walnuts, this Waldorf Layered Salad looks more like a custom centerpiece than a side dish!

Cheesy Zucchini

Cheesy Zucchini

A bit of spaghetti sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan transforms zucchini into something all its own. Combined with mushrooms and baked at 400 degrees, this Cheesy Zucchini side dish is the perfect starter. It’s also great as leftovers—sprinkle some extra Parmesan and/or mozzarella and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes.

Best Appetizers of 2017

You can’t have a party without them, and the right one can make your main course sing. Here’s what you decided are the best appetizers of 2017.

Party Cheese Ball

Party Cheese Ball

Your guests will have a ball with this Party Cheese Ball! With its soft interior of cheddar and cream cheese, onions, bell peppers, cayenne pepper and more, plus its nutty exterior, this Party Cheese Ball makes for a fun appetizer and a great conversation starter. Might want to make extra, it won’t stick around long!

The Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

The Best Deviled Eggs

These deviled eggs live up to their name. Once your guests bite into a filling of BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream, mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, Dijon mustard and a topping of ground red pepper, you’ll know the party’s getting started.

Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

Savory and simple, these Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms are fun finger food that’ll please a crowd. It’s also versatile; leftovers pair wonderfully with baked chicken for dinnertime.

Creamy Bacon Crescents

Cheese-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steaks

You can’t spell love without bacon and cream cheese. That’s why they’re the two main ingredients in these Creamy Bacon Crescents. Want to see a magic trick? Serve up a batch and watch them disappear.

Fresh Watermelon Salsa

Fresh Watermelon Salsa

With crunchy cucumber, fruity watermelon and chopped red onions, this summertime Fresh Watermelon Salsa is a dipping delight. Just mix the ingredients and serve. It’s that easy.

Best Dessert Recipes of 2017

Desserts are a competitive category; when it comes down to it, they’re all sweet on the inside. But the brightest stars make creative use of flavor and presentation to stand out from the crowd. Let’s get into the desserts in our best recipes roundup.

BAKER’S ONE BOWL Brownies

BAKER'S ONE BOWL Brownies

Fudgy, gooey goodness loaded with coarsely chopped PLANTERS pecans and a hint of vanilla, these BAKER’S ONE BOWL Brownies look square, but their flavor is anything but. Show up to a party with your arm around a batch of these and it’ll be the happiest you’ve ever been leaving empty handed.

Easy OREO Truffle

Easy OREO Truffles

If love comes in all shapes and sizes, these Easy OREO Truffles are our new crush. A blissful blend of cream cheese and OREO Cookie crumbs make up the soft center underneath a firm layer of melted chocolate, topped with a sprinkle of cookie crumbs, yum!

Cookies and Ice Cream Cheesecake

Cookies and Ice Cream Cheesecake

Sweet dreams are made of cookie crumbs. Reminiscent of cookie dough ice cream, our Cookies and Ice Cream Cheesecake is one for the dessert books that’ll wow any crowd. Make it your own with chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla, or a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce on top.

Banana Split Pie

Banana Split Pie

You read that right. Who says a banana split needs ice cream? This Banana Split Pie recipe makes an impressive entrance with beautifully defined layers of vanilla pudding, fresh banana slices and strawberries, oh my!

Easy Coconut Cream Pie

Easy Coconut Cream Pie

Featuring a yummy blend of JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding whipped with COOL WHIP and layered on a graham cracker crust, this Easy Coconut Cream Pie is easier said and done! Your friends and family will want to know your secret, but letting them guess is half the fun.

Best Lunchtime Recipes of 2017

Our contenders for the best lunchtime recipe of 2017 have one thing in common: bread. Pitas, sandwiches, pizza pockets—is a pizza pocket a sandwich? You be the judge.

Pizza Pockets

Pizza Calzones

We love this new approach to a classic treat. Using crescent dinner roll dough to form the crust, each Pizza Pocket is lovingly filled with OSCAR MAYER Pepperoni and a spread of KRAFT Shredded Italian Parmesan Cheese blend and pasta sauce, then sealed and topped off with grated Parmesan cheese. This recipe is similar to a calzone! Serve with a mixed green salad to round out the meal.

Favorite BLT Recipe

Favorite BLT Recipe

Our Favorite BLT Recipe is beautifully simple with colorful layers of tomato, crispy OSCAR MAYER bacon and green lettuce sandwiched between two sides of a French baguette. This sandwich pairs wonderfully with fresh fruit and a glass of milk, and it’s so good, you might consider it for dinnertime. Bon appétit!

Caesar Pitas

Say buh-bye to boring sandwiches. This Caesar Pita recipe gives the refreshing crunch and flavor of a Caesar salad with the exterior of warm pita bread. Packed with romaine lettuce, OSCAR MAYER smoked turkey, red peppers and Parmesan, the Caesar Pita is an easy, yummy lunchtime meal.

America’s Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

America's Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Golden brown and held together with cheesy goodness, there’s no wonder this is America’s Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Make it your own and add bacon and tomatoes, turn it into a grilled cheese with tuna or add another golden brown slice of bread in the middle to make it a double decker.

Grilled Chicken Wraps

Grilled Chicken Wraps

This recipe is so versatile it could be a dinner dish, but it was born for lunch. Chopped tomatoes, chicken breast tossed with Italian dressing, chili powder for a kick and melted Mexican-style cheese tightly wrapped in one tortilla make these Grilled Chicken Wraps an easy go-to for lunchtime.

Best Breakfast Time and Brunch Recipes of 2017

Arguably the most important but undoubtedly the first meal of the day, our roundup of 2017’s best breakfast time and brunch recipes run the gamut from timeless classics like pancakes and quiche to sweet treats like Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread. Here are your favorites:

Classic Sour Cream-Banana Bread

Classic Sour Cream-Banana Bread

With a touch of crunch and tangy sour cream, this Classic Sour Cream-Banana Bread is a moist and nutty treat for a fun weekend morning. And because it’s a quick bread recipe, it doesn’t need any kneading or rising. For added texture and flavor, include bacon, caramel bits or coconut flakes!

Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Skip the crust and get straight to the goods with our Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche. Green onions, tomatoes, bacon and sliced mushrooms baked into one cheesy quiche is enough to make anyone’s morning. For a vegetarian option, replace bacon with a thinly sliced zucchini and enjoy a Garden Vegetable Quiche.

Pancakes

Pancakes

Pancakes—the fluffy morning staple. Be the breakfast hero with this quick pancake recipe that takes just 10 minutes. The secret? A couple tablespoons of sugar.

Stuffed Overnight French Toast

Overnight Stuffed French Toast

Turn your breakfast table into a 5-star B&B with this Stuffed Overnight French Toast recipe. Slices of cinnamon toast bread spread with a sweet blend of PHILADELPHIA cream cheese and sugar, then topped with fruit after baking. Your guests won’t want to leave!

Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

You’ll hear your family jump out of bed when they get a whiff of this Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread. Fluffy, sweet and topped with a sugary, cream cheese glaze, this dish is good enough to have for dessert and beautifully complements your afternoon coffee.

Best Drink Recipes of 2017

Who’s thirsty? Here are your favorite drink recipes from 2017.

OREO Milkshake

OREO Milkshake

This OREO Milkshake is dessert in a cup! With a creamy blend of OREO cookies and ice cream and chocolate syrup, this milkshake is a must-have for any summer celebration.

COUNTRY TIME Pineapple Punch

COUNTRY TIME Pineapple Punch

Cool down and unwind with this COUNTRY TIME Pineapple Punch. This fizzy concoction of carbonated lemon-lime, pineapple juice, and COUNTRY TIME lemonade topped off with lemon slices and maraschino cherries will take your backyard BBQ up a notch.

Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie

Luscious strawberries, PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, vanilla and sugar combine to make our Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie. It’s almost too attractive to drink, but we believe in you.

Sangria Punch

Sangria Punch

Add a festive note to your summer party with a refreshing Sangria Punch. This fruity, cranberry-citrusy drink is alcohol-free, so it’s fun for everyone.

Pink Paradise Punch

Pink Paradise Punch

Who knew ice cream and fizzy fruity flavors would be good together? You did. After a sweet sip of this Pink Paradise Punch, you’ll be walking on sunshine.

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