Budget Friendly Meals With KRAFT

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There are so many fun things to do during the summer! Camping, boating, swimming, amusement parks, golfing, just to name a few. Spending time with friends and family on a regular basis is so fun, but it can cost a pretty penny to entertain our children while they are out of school! There’s no better time to #RollIntoSavings than now using KRAFT products on rollback at Walmart, which will help us all create yummy budget friendly meals for $20 or less. Who doesn’t need help stretching their money around the 1st and 15th of each month? I wanted to get a little creative with all the amazing products KRAFT has to offer! One of our favorite meals is grilled cheese with tomato soup, so I thought it would be fun to take that meal up a notch, while saving money! So I made Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese and Zesty Italian Tomato Soup.
Zesty Italian Tomato Soup and Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese. Budget friendly meals with KRAFT on embellishmints.com #shop
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend my summer cooking in the kitchen while everyone is outside enjoying one another’s company in the warm weather! So when I made my way to Walmart I decided to get the mac and cheese in a cup. Can you believe how many options they have?

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I like making meals that my toddler can help me prepare. He loves measuring and pouring ingredients into bowls for me. I love it too, because life is a lot easier with him being able to help me instead of making a mess somewhere in the house!

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Macaroni & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 4 slices KRAFT Singles
  • 2 cups KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Cup


  1. Prepare Macaroni & Cheese according to package directions
  2. Butter two slices of bread, and place butter side down in a skillet over medium-low heat
  3. Please a KRAFT single on each slice of bread until bread is lightly browned
  4. Place Mac&Cheese onto one bread slice, and place the other slice of bread on top
  5. Press together, and serve immediately

I am so happy with how my Zesty Italian Tomato Soup turned out. The added KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing made all the difference in the world with the extra flavor and small pieces of vegetables. I suggest using a cup in this recipe. If you’d like you could even cut back on the broth and add more of the KRAFT dressing.

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Zesty Italian Tomato Soup

  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing {although I suggest using more}
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 cups pasta of your choice
  • Optional: 1 pound cooked ground beef or Italian sausage
  1. Combine all ingredients {make sure you drain the tomatoes} in a large pot over medium heat and cook until all ingredients are heated through. 
  2. Cook pasta and combine it with the soup
  3. Serve immediately
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  1. July 13, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    That is such a fun idea to do a mac and cheese grilled cheese sandwich! I love it. And the KRAFT rollback items to make this easy to do on the cheap? Even better. #client

  2. July 9, 2014 / 3:38 am

    Love how easy this mac & cheese sandwich is to put together! My 3 year old loves to help out in the kitchen too so this would be perfect to keep him busy and he’s a big mac & cheese fan too 🙂

  3. July 9, 2014 / 1:10 am

    Okay. I need to try those Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese. Holy yum!

  4. July 9, 2014 / 12:40 am

    Well you already know we LOVE some Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese over here and this soup looks like a amazing sidekick! YUM! Pinned it!

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