Recipes

Welcome to The Lunch Box recipe database. Many of these kitchen- and kid-tested recipes come to us courtesy of Boulder Valley School District where the chef and production teams have been refining their scratch cook recipes and expanding kids’ palates over the last seven years.

Farm to School Recipes (recipe numbers that begin with FS) were created with support from a USDA Farm to School Grant.

How to Use

  • Each recipe has been analyzed for the USDA meal components; that information can be found on the “Food Groups/Meal Patterns” tab.
  • From each recipe page you can scale the recipe, save it as either a pdf or Excel file to your computer, and view and save the nutrient analysis and the costing (which is based on Boulder’s current procurement).
  • To scale the recipe, change the “Standard Yield” number and click the “Scale” button. To return to the default standard batch size, click the “Reset” button.
  • Ingredient yield factors, where applicable, can be found at the top of the Recipe Instructions tab in “Pre-Preparation Instruction” fields where applicable.
  • The recipes are offered in their tested batch sizes. Although they are regularly used for meal counts in excess of 2,000, we recommend scaling batch sizes to be compatible with your equipment. Since seasonings are particularly affected by increased scaling, we suggest taste testing as you increase quantities.
226 - 250 of 387 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
FS086 HAM AND CHEESE CROISSANT PK Sandwich recipes Yes
FS092 CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICH PK Sandwich recipes Yes
MB115 SANDWICH BRATWURST Sandwich recipes Yes
MB431 SANDWICH MEATBALL SUB ELEM Sandwich recipes Yes
MB432 SANDWICH MEATBALL SUB SEC Sandwich recipes Yes
MB440 SANDWICH PHILLY CHEESESTEAK Sandwich recipes Yes
MB450 SANDWICH CUBAN Sandwich recipes Yes
MB500 SANDWICH BBQ PULLED PORK Sandwich recipes Yes
MP405 SANDWICH TURKEY CHEESE TOAST Sandwich recipes Yes
MP412 SANDWICH BUFFALO CHICKEN Sandwich recipes Yes
MP414 SANDWICH CHICKEN PARM Sandwich recipes Yes
MP415 SANDWICH CHICKEN PESTO Sandwich recipes Yes
MP417 SANDWICH TOASTED HAM & CHEESE Sandwich recipes Yes
MP421 SANDWICH CAJUN CHICKEN SUB Sandwich recipes Yes
MP422 SANDWICH CHEESY CHICKEN SUB Sandwich recipes Yes
MP425 SANDWICH TURK BAC SWISS BAGEL Sandwich recipes Yes
MP426 SANDWICH TURKEY REUBEN Sandwich recipes Yes
MV430 SANDWICH TOASTED CHEESE Sandwich recipes Yes
SD050 SAUCE YOGURT FETA DILL Sauce and gravy recipes Yes
SD061 SAUCE ENCHILADA Sauce and gravy recipes Yes
SA750 SB SOUP POTATO Soup recipes No
SO001 SOUP BROCCOLI CHEESE Soup recipes Yes
SO010 SOUP BUTTERNUT SQUASH Soup recipes Yes
SO030 SOUP CHICKEN TORTILLA Soup recipes Yes
SO035 SOUP CHICKEN RICE Soup recipes Yes

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