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.
176 - 200 of 441 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
B-01 MASTER MIX Grains No
SI803 DINNER ROLL 2 OZ WG Grains Yes
HK2255 Nacho Seasoned Lentil Crumbles Legumes and Legume Products Yes
SI701 BEANS REFR PINTO SUBRECIPE Legumes and Legume Products Yes
SA130 THREE BEAN SALAD 1 QT BULK Legumes and Legume Products No
SA410 HUMMUS 1 QT BULK Legumes and Legume Products No
SA900 LENTIL SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
SA022 LENTIL SALAD BULK Legumes and Legume Products No
SI501 SIDE BEANS BAKED Legumes and Legume Products Yes
FS067 CURRIED CHICKPEAS 9-12 Legumes and Legume Products Yes
SA907 HUMMUS Legumes and Legume Products No
SI513 SIDE BLACK BEANS Legumes and Legume Products Yes
LW006 LISA'S BEAN SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
FS054 SWEET POTATO HUMMUS Legumes and Legume Products No
FS104 SWEET POTATO HUMMUS PK Legumes and Legume Products No
SI511 BEANS GARBANZO VEG PROTEIN HS Legumes and Legume Products No
HK2242 Lentil Crumbles, Cooked Legumes and Legume Products Yes
SA621 THREE BEAN SALAD Legumes and Legume Products No
SI504 SIDE BEANS REFRIED PINTO Legumes and Legume Products Yes
FS018 CURRIED CHICKPEAS PK-8 Legumes and Legume Products Yes
FS021 FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE K-8 Main dish recipes Yes
FS022 FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE 9-12 Main dish recipes Yes
FS085 FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE PK Main dish recipes Yes
HK2236 Outrageous Orange Stir Fry Main dish recipes Yes
HK2228 Penne Pasta, Tuscan Bean Pesto Main dish recipes Yes

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