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.
226 - 250 of 441 Results
Recipe No. Recipe Name Food Category Hot?
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
HK2231 Cool&Spicy Cucumber Salad Salads No
HK2235 Eat-a-mame Salad Salads No
HK2264 Mango Slaw Salads No
HK2266 Quinoa Mango Salad Salads No
SA305 SALAD BAR MEAL W/ 2 OZ ROLL Salads No
SA690 SALAD BAR SIDE K-5 Salads No
SA691 SALAD BAR SIDE 6-8 Salads No
SA692 SALAD BAR SIDE 9-12 Salads No
HK2232 Spicy Carrot Salad Salads Yes
SA300 POTATO SALAD BULK Salads Yes
SA902 POTATO SALAD Salads Yes
HK2263 Veggie Hoagie Sandwich recipes No
MB430 SANDWICH COMBO SUB Sandwich recipes No
YG013 CHICKEN SALAD WITH FRUIT K-8 Sandwich recipes No
YG014 CHICKEN SALAD WITH FRUIT 9-12 Sandwich recipes No
FS002 TOASTED BACON AND CHEESE Sandwich recipes Yes
FS028 HAM AND CHEESE CROISSANT Sandwich recipes Yes
FS029 SPICY SAUSAGE SANDWICH Sandwich recipes Yes

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