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.

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.
176 - 200 of 367 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
ZA012 PIZZA PEPP HS 6-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA013 PIZZA PEPP K2 16-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA031 PIZZA VEGGIE K8 8 CUT Pizza Yes
ZA032 PIZZA VEGGIE HS 6 CUT Pizza Yes
ZA041 PIZZA PESTO K8 8-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA042 PIZZA PESTO HS 6-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA061 PIZZA SAUSAGE K8 8-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA062 PIZZA SAUSAGE HS 6-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA071 PIZZA WHITE K8 8-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA072 PIZZA WHITE HS 6-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA081 PIZZA GREEK K8 8-CUT Pizza Yes
ZA082 PIZZA GREEK HS 6-CUT Pizza Yes
FS039 PORK GREEN CHILI Pork Yes
FS041 PORK GREEN CHILI BURRITO Pork Yes
FS077 PORK GREEN CHILI PK Pork Yes
FS088 SPICY SAUSAGE SANDWICH PK Pork Yes
FS096 PORK GREEN CHILI BURRITO PK Pork Yes
MB101 PORK RIBS 6-8/ 2 EA Pork Yes
MB102 PORK RIBS 9-12/ 3 EA Pork Yes
MB130 TACOS PORK PULLED SOFT Pork Yes
MP055 EGGROLL CHICKEN ELEM Purchased mixed dishes - lunch entrees/main dishes Yes
MP056 EGGROLL CHICKEN SEC Purchased mixed dishes - lunch entrees/main dishes Yes
PV062 RAVIOLI CHEESE ELEM Purchased mixed dishes - lunch entrees/main dishes Yes
PV063 RAVIOLI CHEESE SEC Purchased mixed dishes - lunch entrees/main dishes Yes
SA305 SALAD BAR MEAL W/ 2 OZ ROLL Salads No

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