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Kickin’ it with Kenny: Lunch at Home

Mac and Cheese Cups
Kickin’ it with Kenny: Lunch at Home

The following recipes were developed by Heinen’s chef and shared live on Kickin’ it with Kenny.

Kid-Friendly Lunch Board

Ingredients

  • Grapes
  • Carrot sticks
  • Strawberries
  • Bell peppers, sliced
  • English cucumber
  • Ranch dip
  • Heinen’s Block Cheese, cut into strips
  • Two Brothers Turkey, from the Deli
  • Margarita sliced salami, from the Deli
  • Mini dill pickles
  • Heinen’s crackers
  • Pretzels

Instructions

  1. Arrange all items listed above on a serving board so kids can help themselves.
Snack Board

Mac & Cheese Cups

Ingredients

  • Heinen’s Prepared Macaroni & Cheese
  • Heinen’s Italian Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Heinen’s Shredded Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Fill each muffin cup with macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle the top of each cup with breadcrumbs and shredded cheese.
  3. Cover pan loosely with foil, making sure the foil does not touch cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and remove the foil. Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing muffins from cups.
Mac and Cheese Cups

Parmesan Mozzarella Meatball Sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 24 count package of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 1 pkg. Italian meatballs, frozen (about 24)
  • 1 24 oz. jar of Heinen’s Marinara Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Heinen’s Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 4 Tbsp. Heinen’s Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 1 tsp. Italian herbs
  • 1/3 cup Heinen’s Grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a baking sheet (with edges) with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Simmer the frozen meatballs with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and stir the meatballs occasionally until thawed and warmed all the way through (about 7-10 minutes.)
  3. Add the jar of marinara sauce, reduce the heat to medium and bring the sauce a meatballs to a simmer. Once simmering, remove from heat.
  4. Place the entire package of rolls on the lined baking sheet in one large piece/loaf. Using a serrated knife, slice the entire loaf horizontally, half way up the sides of the rolls. Remove the top half section of the rolls.
  5. Reserving the heated marinara sauce, place a cooked meatball on each individual roll section (24 meatballs.) Cover the meatballs with the shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Top the cheese-covered meatballs with the top half section of the rolls.
  6. In a small dish or cup, combine the melted butter, garlic and Italian herbs. Brush the tops of the rolls with the butter mixture and sprinkle with the grated Parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is just melted. Be sure to keep an eye on the bread so it doesn’t over-brown.
  8. Remove from oven and serve right immediately.
Meatball Sliders
By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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