USDA Recipes for Child Care
Alphabetical by Recipe Name


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.

Funding for this project was provided by USDA/FNS through a cooperative agreement with ICN.


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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 alphabetically | Go to numerical index

Apple Cobbler
Apple Crisp
Apple-Bread Pudding
Applesauce Cake
Applesauce Pancakes
Aztec Grain Salad (2013)
Baked Custard
Baked Scrambled Eggs
Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples (updated December 2006)
Baked Whole Wheat Doughnuts
Banana Bread Squares (updated January 2007)
Banana Bread Squares Using Master Mix (A-15) (updated January 2007)
Banana Muffins
Banana-Peanut Butter Sandwich
Barbeque Sauce
Barbecued Beef or Pork on Roll
Bean Burrito
Bean Dip
Bean Soup
Bean Taco
Beef and Rice Casserole
Beef and Spaghetti Casserole
Beef or Pork Burrito
Beef or Pork Taco
Beef Patties
Beef Stir-Fry
Beef-Turkey Loaf
Beef Vegetable Soup
Beef-Vegetable Stew
Blueberry Muffin Squares
Blueberry Muffins
Bok Choy Wrappers (2013)
Bottom Pastry Crust
Bread Pudding
Bread Stuffing
Broccoli and Cauliflower Polonaise
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Broccoli Quiche
Broccoli Salad
Broccoli Soufflé
Brownie Icing

Carrot-Raisin Salad
Central Valley Harvest Bake (2013)
Cheese Ribbon Sandwich
Cheese Sauce
Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Crisp
Chic' Penne (2013)
Chicken Alfredo with a Twist (2013)
Chicken and Noodles
Chicken Curry Casserole (2013)
Chicken Barbecue Sandwich
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken or Turkey Chowder
Chicken or Turkey Noodle Soup
Chicken or Turkey Rice Soup
Chicken or Turkey Salad
Chicken or Turkey Vegetable Soup
Chicken Pot Pie
Chili Con Carne
Chocolate Cream Frosting
Confetti Soup (2013)
Cole Slaw
Cooking Macaroni, Noodles, and Spahgetti
Cooking Rice
Corn Chowder
Corn Muffin Squares
Corn Muffins
Corn Pudding
Cream of Vegetable Soup
Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap (2013)
Cut Biscuits
Cut Biscuits Using Master Mix (A-15)
Deviled Eggs
Dip for Fresh Vegetables
Drop Biscuits
Eagle Pizza (2013)
Egg Salad Sandwich
Fiesta Mexican Lasagna (2013)
Fiesta Wrap (2013)
Fish Nuggets
French Dressing
Fruit and Rice Dessert
Fruity Dipping Sauce

Glazed Lemon Bars
Glazed Meat Loaf
Grilled Sandwich
Ground Beef and Spanish Rice
Harvest Delight (2013)
Harvest Stew (2013)
Italian Dressing
Lentil Soup
Lentils of the Southwest (2013)
Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese with Ham
Macaroni and Ham Salad
Macaroni Salad
Maple Applesauce Topping
Mashed Potatoes (Fresh Potatoes)
Mashed Potatoes (Instant)
Master Mix
Meat Balls
Meat Lasagna
Meat Loaf
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (2013)
Mexicali Corn
Mexican Chicken with Rice
Mexican Meat Loaf
Mexican Pizza
Mexican-Style Cornbread Squares
Molded Fruit Salad
Molded Vegetable Salad
Muffin Squares
Muffin Squares Using Master Mix (A-15)
Multi-Bean Soup

Not Fried Rice
Oatmeal Muffin Squares
Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal-Whole Wheat Raisin Cookies
Oodles of Noodles (2013)
Orange-Glazed Carrots
Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Oven Fries
Oven-Bake Chicken
Oven-Baked Fish
Oven-Baked Pancakes
Oven-Baked Parmesan Chicken
Oven-Baked Three-Grain Pancakes
Oven-Baked Whole Wheat Pancakes
Pancakes Using Master Mix (A-15)
Pasta Toss with Vegetables
Pasta-Vegetable Salad
Peach Cobbler
Peach Muffin Squares
Peach (or Pineapple) Upside-Down Cake
Peanut Butter Cream Frosting
Peanut Butter Dip
Peanut Butter-Raisin Cookies
Peppy Quinoa (2013)
Pineapple Scones
Pizza Crust
Pizza With Cheese Topping
Pizza With Ground Beef Topping
Porcupine Slides (2013)
Pork Stir-Fry
Potato Pancakes
Potato Patties
Potato Salad
Potatoes with Vegetables
Pumpkin Pudding
Purple Power Bean Wrap (2013)

Quick-Baked Potatoes
Rainbow Rice (2013)
Ranch Dressing
Refried Beans
Rice Pudding
Rice Salad
Roasted Fish Crispy Slaw Wrap (2013)
Scalloped Potatoes (Dry Slices)
Scalloped Potatoes (Fresh Potatoes)
Sesame Broccoli
Sloppy Joe
Smokin' Powerhouse Chili (2013)
Spanish Chickpea Stew (2013)
Spanish Quiche
Spiced Apple Topping
Split Pea Soup
Squish Squash Lasagna (2013)
Stir-Fry Chicken
Stir-Fried Green Rice, Eggs and Ham (2013)
Stir-Fry Fajita Chicken, Squash, and Corn (2013)
Stir-Fry Vegetables
Stirred Custard Sauce
Striped Cake
Submarine Sandwich Dressing
Sugar Cookies
Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew (2013)
Taco Salad
Tasty Tots (2013)
Teriyaki Chicken
Teriyaki Sauce
Thousand Island Dressing
Three Bean Salad
Tiny Meat Loaves
Toasted Cheese and Tomato Sandwich
Toasted Cheese Sandwich
Tomato Pasta Soup
Top Pastry Crust
Tortilla Roll-Up
Tuna Melt
Tuna Patties
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Turkey or Chicken Burrito
Tuscan Smoked Turkey and Bean Soup (2013)
Vanilla Cream Frosting
Vanilla Pudding
Vegetable Chili
Vegetable Chili Boat (2013)
Vegetable Frittata
Vegetable Lasagna
Vegetable Medley
Vegetable Soup
Waldorf Fruit Salad
White Sauce
Whole Wheat Cookies
Whole Wheat Muffin Squares
Whole Wheat-Peanut Butter-Raisin Cookies
Yellow Cake
Yogurt Fruit Dip