1. Chicken & Waffle Stack ‘Ems
1 package Kroger® Brand Creamy Cole Slaw
Preheat the oven and bake the chicken tenders according to the instructions on the package.
When the chicken tenders are almost done, place the waffles in the oven for 5–10 minutes, or until crispy.
Assemble the “stacks” by building a sandwich with chicken and a scoop of cole slaw between two waffles. Lastly, stick a toothpick through to hold them together.
2. Buffalo Chicken Sheet Pan Nachos
1 bag tortilla chips
½ cup ranch dressing
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 bunch scallions, sliced
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease it.
Prepare the Chicken Mix’ns as instructed on the package. Remove from the oven, cut into bite-size pieces, and set aside.
Arrange half of the nachos on the baking tray. Top with about half of the chicken, wing sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, and scallions. Cover with the remaining tortilla chips, then top with all of the remaining ingredients.
Place in the oven for about 10 minutes. If the cheese is melted and bubbling, remove the hot pan from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!
3. Chicken Parm Sliders
12 Hawaiian-style sweet dinner rolls
6 Kroger® Brand Crispy Chicken Strips, prepared
12 fresh basil leaves
Set the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Remove the dinner rolls from the package and tear in half, making two 6-roll portions. Slice in half sandwich style and place all of the rolls open-faced on the baking sheet. Place in the oven for 7–10 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
Remove the rolls from oven and place chicken strips over the bottom half of the rolls. Set the top rolls aside. Top the chicken strips with 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted, then top with basil leaves and the top half of the buns.
4. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Loaded Tater Tots
6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 small jalapeño, sliced
¼ cup sour cream
1 bunch scallions or chives, sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease lightly with nonstick spray. Arrange the Tater Bites in a single layer and bake for 10 minutes, then flip and bake a further 10 minutes.
Remove the tray from the oven. Place the Tater Bites in a smaller baking dish and cover the entire surface with crumbled bacon, sliced jalapeño, and cheddar cheese. Place back in the hot oven for 10–15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling hot. Top with dollops of sour cream, chopped chives, and salt and pepper (if desired).
5. Cheesesteak Bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ sweet onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
½ package of Kroger® Brand Beef Shaved Steak
Salt and pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, minced
⅓ cup mayo
1 large hoagie roll, cut in half lengthwise
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat and cook onion and bell pepper until browned (about 4 minutes). Set aside.
Add beef shaved steak to the skillet and increase heat to high. Season with salt and pepper, then sauté until fully cooked through. Return onion and bell pepper to skillet and stir together.
In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic and mayo. Spread equally onto each half loaf of the hoagie roll. Top each half with equal parts of the steak and veggie mixture and 3 slices of cheese.
Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into pieces and enjoy!
6. Football Cupcakes
1 box Kroger® Brand Delicious Devil's Food Cake Mix, prepared
1 container Kroger® Brand Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting Tub
Green sprinkles, for decorating
Bake Devil’s Food Cake according to instructions on the package in a lined cupcake pan. Remove from the oven and fully cool.
Spread a layer of vanilla frosting on the top of each cupcake and add green sprinkles. Place chocolate frosting in a sandwich bag, cut off a small corner, and pipe small oval shapes on each cupcake. Place a small amount of white frosting in another sandwich bag and cut off a smaller corner. Pipe several lines in the shape of football stripes. Refrigerate if not serving immediately.
7. Cookie Dough Truffles
Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Scoop 1 tablespoon-sized portion of cookie dough and set on the baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes.
Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave in 10- to 15-second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted.
Stick one ball of dough on the end of a toothpick or skewer, and dip into the chocolate. Drain excess chocolate over the bowl and set the cookie dough back onto the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining balls of dough.
Before chocolate has solidified, top each “truffle” with sprinkles — try decorating them with your favorite team’s colors! When finished decorating, refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes. Keep in the fridge until serving.
Food prepared by Alexander Roberts for BuzzFeed.