Recipes

How to Use

  • Each recipe is 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 as a pdf or Excel file, and view and save the nutrient analysis. 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.
  • The recipes default to their tested batch sizes. We recommend scaling batch sizes to be compatible with your equipment and operational model.
  • Ingredients reflected in the recipes are commonly found USDA Foods or are products available commercially. Items that are unique to a specific manufacturer will be identified in the ingredient description. 
  • Note that many recipes reference subrecipes as an ingredient. The user must search for the subrecipe and scale according to the amount specified once the main recipe has been scaled.
  • Ingredient yield factors, where applicable, can be found at the top of the Recipe Instructions tab in “Pre-Preparation Instruction” fields.
  • Since seasonings are particularly affected by increased scaling, we suggest taste testing as you increase quantities.
  • We recommend that any recipe selected for use in your district be tested in your kitchens prior to adding to your menu to ensure that the methods and yields are compatible when prepared with your equipment.
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SI661 SIDE SAUERKRAUT Vegetable recipes Yes
SI662 SIDE COLE SLAW Vegetable recipes Yes
SI710 SIDE VEG DU JOUR Vegetable recipes Yes
SI800 ROASTED POTATOES Vegetable recipes Yes
SI802 GREEK POTATO SALAD Vegetable recipes Yes
YG007 POTATOES AU GRATIN Vegetable recipes Yes
PF004 CAPRESE SLIDER Vegetarian No
YG011 VEGGIE WRAP Vegetarian No
FS008 BLACK BEAN EMPANADA Vegetarian Yes
FS011 CHEESE CALZONE Vegetarian Yes
FS019 EGGPLANT PARMESAN Vegetarian Yes
FS030 KASHMIRI VEG TOFU STIRFRY K-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS031 KASHMIRI VEG TOFU STIRFRY 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
FS034 MACARONI AND CHEESE K-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS035 MACARONI AND CHEESE 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
FS042 QUINOA PATTY SANDWICH Vegetarian Yes
FS043 QUINOA TABOULI Vegetarian Yes
FS050 POLENTA CHEESY Vegetarian Yes
FS052 SWEET CHILI TOFU PK-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS053 SWEET CHILI TOFU 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
FS056 THAI TOFU CURRY PK-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS057 THAI TOFU CURRY 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
FS060 VEGETABLE ALFREDO PASTA PK-8 Vegetarian Yes
FS061 VEGETABLE ALFREDO PASTA 9-12 Vegetarian Yes
FS076 BLACK BEAN EMPANADA PK Vegetarian Yes

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