USDA Recipes for Child Care
Numerical by Page Number


The current USDA Recipes for Child Care were updated to reflect the Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) recommendations for retail foodservice based on the current FDA Food Code. Further information concerning USDA Recipes for Child Care can be found here.

Also, included are the new Recipes for Healthy Kids (R4HK). The 30 recipes from the R4HK competition are credited to support the whole grain-rich, red/orange, dark green, and beans/peas (legumes) vegetable subgroups for the meal patterns as part of the Nutrition Standards in School Meal Programs. The 30 kid-approved recipes are designated with an "r" at the end of the recipe number.

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NEW RECIPES! (These recipes, and others, can be found at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl)

Chicken Burrito
Creamed Spinach
Fruit Salsa
Hawaiian Ham Coconut Rice
Local Harvest Bake
Mashed Potatoes
Mexicali Taco Boat
Pizza Green Beans
Sesame Asian Noodle Chicken Salad
Sweet and Sassy Chicken
Taco Soup
Volcanic Meatloaf


All recipes listed numerically | Go to recipe name index

All Grains/Breads

A-01: Pineapple Scones
A-02: Corn Muffins
A-02A: Corn Muffin Squares
A-03: Blueberry Muffins
A-04: Banana Muffins
A-05: Applesauce Pancakes
A-06: Oven-Baked Pancakes
A-06A: Oven-Baked Whole Wheat Pancakes
A-06B: Oven-Baked Three-Grain Pancakes
A-07: Baked Whole Wheat Doughnuts
A-08: Not Fried Rice
A-09: Cut Biscuits
A-09A: Drop Biscuits
A-09B: Cut Biscuits Using Master Mix (A-15)
A-10: Mexican-Style Cornbread Squares
A-11: Muffin Squares
A-11A: Whole Wheat Muffin Squares
A-11B: Muffin Squares Using Master Mix (A-15)
A-12: Pancakes
A-12A: Pancakes Using Master Mix (A-15)
A-13: Banana Bread Squares (updated January 2007)
A-13A: Banana Bread Squares Using Master Mix (A-15) (updated January 2007)
A-14: Bread Stuffing
A-15: Master Mix
A-16: Oatmeal Muffin Squares
A-16A: Peach Muffin Squares
A-16B: Blueberry Muffin Squares
A-17: Pizza Crust
A-18: Cooking Rice
A-19: Cooking Macaroni, Noodles, and Spaghetti

All Desserts
B-01: Baked Custard
B-01A: Stirred Custard Sauce
B-01B: Bread Pudding
B-01C: Apple-Bread Pudding
B-02: Whole Wheat Cookies
B-02A: Oatmeal-Whole Wheat Raisin Cookies
B-03: Peanut Butter-Raisin Cookies
B-03A: Whole Wheat-Peanut Butter-Raisin Cookies
B-04: Sugar Cookies
B-05: Striped Cake
B-06: Glazed Lemon Bars
B-07: Pumpkin Pudding
B-08: Vanilla Pudding
B-09: Fruit and Rice Dessert
B-10: Cherry Crisp
B-11: Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
B-12: Vanilla Cream Frosting
B-12A: Chocolate Cream Frosting
B-12B: Peanut Butter Cream Frosting
B-13: Yellow Cake
B-13A: Peach (or Pineapple) Upside-Down Cake
B-14: Rice Pudding
B-15: Brownies
B-16: Cherry Cobbler
B-17: Apple Cobbler
B-18: Peach Cobbler
B-19: Apple Crisp
B-20: Applesauce Cake
B-21: Brownie Icing
B-22: Top Pastry Crust
B-23: Bottom Pastry Crust
B-24r: Aztec Grain Salad (2013)
B-25r: Mediterranean Quinoa (2013)
B-26r: Oodles of Noodles (2013)
B-27r: Peppy Quinoa (2013)

All Dips, Sauces, and Toppings
C-01: Maple Applesauce Topping
C-02: Fruity Dipping Sauce
C-03: Salsa
C-04: Spiced Apple Topping
C-05: Teriyaki Sauce
C-06: Barbeque Sauce
C-07: White Sauce
C-07A: Cheese Sauce

All Main Dishes
D-01: Vegetable Frittata
D-02: Deviled Eggs
D-03: Beef and Spaghetti Casserole
D-04: Beef-Turkey Loaf
D-04A: Glazed Meat Loaf
D-04B: Mexican Meat Loaf
D-04C: Tiny Meat Loaves
D-04D: Beef Patties
D-05: Oven-Baked Parmesan Chicken
D-06: Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
D-06A: Mexican Chicken with Rice
D-07: Beef and Rice Casserole
D-08: Broccoli Quiche
D-08A: Spanish Quiche
D-09: Oven-Baked Fish
D-09A: Fish Nuggets
D-09B: Chicken Nuggets
D-10: Tuna Patties
D-11: Chicken Pot Pie
D-12: Teriyaki Chicken
D-13: Mexican Pizza
D-14: Pasta Toss with Vegetables
D-15: Baked Scrambled Eggs
D-16: Beef-Vegetable Stew
D-17: Chicken and Noodles
D-18: Stir-Fry Chicken
D-18A: Beef Stir-Fry
D-18B: Pork Stir-Fry
D-19: Meat Lasagna
D-20: Macaroni and Cheese
D-20A: Macaroni and Cheese with Ham
D-21: Beef or Pork Burrito
D-21A: Bean Burrito
D-22: Ground Beef and Spanish Rice
D-23: Pizza With Ground Beef Topping
D-23A: Pizza With Cheese Topping
D-24: Beef or Pork Taco
D-24A: Bean Taco
D-25: Chili Con Carne
D-26: Vegetable Chili
D-27: Vegetable Lasagna
D-28: Meat Loaf
D-28A: Meat Balls
D-29: Oven-Bake Chicken
D-30: Turkey or Chicken Burrito
D-53r: Chic' Pene (2013)
D-54r: Chicken Alfredo with a Twish (2013)
D-55r: Chicken Curry Casserole (2013)
D-56r: Rainbow Rice (2013)
D-57r: Stir-Fried Green Rice, Eggs, and Ham (2013)
D-58r: Smokin' Powerhouse Chili (2013)
D-59r: Squish Squash Lasagna (2013)
D-60r: Stir-Fry Fajita Chicken, Squash, and Corn (2013)
D-61r: Eagle Pizza (2013)
D-62r: Fiesta Mexican Lasagna (2013)
D-63r: Vegetable Chili Boat (2013)

All Salads and Salad Dressings
E-01: Molded Fruit Salad
E-01A: Molded Vegetable Salad
E-02: Rice Salad
E-03: Submarine Sandwich Dressing
E-04: Three Bean Salad
E-05: Carrot-Raisin Salad
E-06: Thousand Island Dressing
E-07: Chicken or Turkey Salad
E-08: Pasta-Vegetable Salad
E-09: Cole Slaw
E-10: Macaroni Salad
E-10A: Macaroni and Ham Salad
E-11: Broccoli Salad
E-12: Potato Salad
E-13: Taco Salad
E-14: Waldorf Fruit Salad
E-15: Dip for Fresh Vegetables
E-16: French Dressing
E-17: Italian Dressing
E-18: Ranch Dressing

All Sandwiches
F-01: Tuna Melt
F-02: Chicken Barbecue Sandwich
F-03: Grilled Sandwich
F-03A: Banana-Peanut Butter Sandwich
F-04: Pizza-In-A-Pocket
F-05: Cheese Ribbon Sandwich
F-06: Pizzaburger
F-07: Tortilla Roll-Up
F-08: Barbecued Beef or Pork on Roll
F-09: Toasted Cheese and Tomato Sandwich
F-10: Egg Salad Sandwich
F-11: Tuna Salad Sandwich
F-12: Sloppy Joe
F-13: Toasted Cheese Sandwich
F-10r: Porcupine Slides (2013)
F-11r: Bok Choy Wrappers (2013)
F-12r: Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap (2013)
F-13r: Roasted Fish Crispy Slaw Wrap (2013)
F-14r: Fiesta Wrap (2013)
F-15r: Purple Power Bean Wrap (2013)

All Snacks
G-01: Peanut Butter Dip
G-02: Bean Dip
G-03: Nachos
G-04: Yogurt Fruit Dip

All Soups
H-01: Chicken or Turkey Chowder
H-02: Split Pea Soup
H-03: Corn Chowder
H-04: Multi-Bean Soup
H-05: Broccoli Cheese Soup
H-06: Tomato Pasta Soup
H-07: Lentil Soup
H-08: Bean Soup
H-09: Cream of Vegetable Soup
H-10: Chicken or Turkey Noodle Soup
H-10A: Chicken or Turkey Rice Soup
H-11: Vegetable Soup
H-11A: Beef Vegetable Soup
H-11B: Chicken or Turkey Vegetable Soup
H-12: Minestrone
H-08r: Sweet Potatoe and Black Bean Stew (2013)
H-09r: Confetti Soup (2013)
H-10r: Harvest Soup (2013)
H-11r: Spanish Chickpea Stew (2013)
H-12r: Tuscan Smoked Turkey and Bean Soup (2013)

All Vegetables
I-01: Mashed Potatoes (Fresh Potatoes)
I-01A: Potatoes with Vegetables
I-02: Vegetable Medley
I-03: Sesame Broccoli
I-04: Potato Patties
I-05: Oven Fries
I-06: Potato Pancakes
I-07: Broccoli Soufflé
I-08: Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples (updated December 2006)
I-09: Mashed Potatoes (Instant)
I-10: Stir-Fry Vegetables
I-11: Corn Pudding
I-12: Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
I-12A: Orange-Glazed Carrots
I-13: Refried Beans
I-14: Scalloped Potatoes (Dry Slices)
I-14A: Scalloped Potatoes (Fresh Potatoes)
I-15: Mexicali Corn
I-16: Broccoli and Cauliflower Polonaise
I-17: Quick-Baked PotatoesI-20r: Central Valley Harvest Bake (2013)
I-21r: Harvest Delight (2013)
I-23r: Tasty Tots (2013)
I-24r: Lentils of the Southwest (2013)