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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Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
FS110 SIDE RADISH SLAW PK Vegetable recipes No
FS112 SIDE BISCUIT PK Desserts, bread, cakes, cookies, pie Yes
FS113 SIDE SALAD PK Vegetable recipes No
FS114 FRUIT SIDE PK Fruits and fruit juices No
HK1073 Pico de Gallo, homemade Sauce and gravy recipes No
HK1198 Penne Pasta, WW, Cooked Grains Yes
HK2208 Greek-ish Empanada Filling Vegetarian Yes
HK2227 Greek-ish Empanada Vegetarian Yes
HK2228 Penne Pasta, Tuscan Bean Pesto Main dish recipes Yes
HK2231 Cool&Spicy Cucumber Salad Salads No
HK2232 Spicy Carrot Salad Salads Yes
HK2233 Thai Sweet Potato Fries Vegetable recipes Yes
HK2234 Avocado Cream Sauce Sauce and gravy recipes Yes
HK2235 Eat-a-mame Salad Salads No
HK2236 Outrageous Orange Stir Fry Main dish recipes Yes
HK2237 Outrageous Orange Tofu Wrap Sandwich recipes Yes
HK2238 Calabacitas con Elote Vegetable recipes Yes
HK2240 Lentil Sloppy Joe Filling Vegetarian Yes
HK2241 Mushroom Duxelle Vegetarian Yes
HK2242 Lentil Crumbles, Cooked Legumes and Legume Products Yes
HK2243 Sweet Sloppy Joe Sandwich recipes Yes
HK2244 Kung Pao Stir Fry Vegetarian Yes
HK2245 Soy Marinated Tofu Vegetarian Yes
HK2246 Vegetable Lo Mein Grains Yes

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