Child Care Recipes from USDA

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Child Care Recipes

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Alphabetical Listing of Recipes
Apple Cobbler
Apple Crisp
Apple Bread Pudding
Applesauce Cake
Applesauce Pancakes
Baked Custard
Baked Scrambled Eggs
Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Baked Whole Wheat Doughnuts
Banana Bread Squares
Banana Bread Squares Using Master Mix (A-15)
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
Bottom Pastry Crust
Bread Pudding
Bread Stuffing
Broccoli and Cauliflower Polonaise
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Broccoli Quiche
Broccoli Salad
Broccoli Soufle
Brownie Icing
Carrot-Raisin Salad
Cheese Ribbon Sandwich
Cheese Sauce
Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Crisp
Chicken (or Turkey) Chowder
Chicken and Noodles
Chicken Barbecue Sandwich
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken or Turkey Noodle Soup
Chicken or Turkey Rice Soup
Chicken or Turkey Salad
Chicken or Turkey Vegetable Soup
Chicken Pie with Biscuits
Chili Con Carne
Chocolate Cream Frosting
Cole Slaw
Corn Chowder
Corn Muffin Squares
Corn Muffins
Corn Pudding
Cream of Vegetable Soup
Cut Biscuits
Cut Biscuits Using Master Mix
Deviled Eggs
Dip for Fresh Vegetables
Drop Biscuits
Egg Salad Sandwich
Fish Nuggets
French Dressing
Fruit and Rice Dessert
Fruity Dipping Sauce
Glazed Lemon Bars
Glazed Meat Loaf
Grilled Sandwich
Ground Beef and Spanish Rice
Italian Dressing
Lentil Soup
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
Mexicali Corn
Mexican Chicken
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
Nachos (Quesadillas)
Not Fried Rice
Oatmeal Muffin Squares
Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal-Whole Wheat Raisin Cookies
Orange-Glazed Carrots
Orange-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Oven Fries
Oven-Bake Chicken
Oven-Baked Fish
Oven-Baked Potatoes
Oven-Baked Parmesan Chicken
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
Pineapple Scones
Pizza Crust
Pizza with Cheese Topping
Pizza with Ground Beef Topping
Pork Stir-Fry
Potato Pancakes
Potato Patties
Potato Salad
Potatoes with Vegetables
Pumpkin Pudding
Quick-Baked Potatoes
Ranch Dressing
Refried Beans
Rice Pudding
Rice Salad
Scalloped Potatoes (Dry Slices)
Scalloped Potatoes (Fresh Potatoes)
Sesame Broccoli
Sloppy Joe
Spanish Quiche
Spiced Apple Topping
Split Pea Soup
Stir-Fry Chicken
Stir-Fry Vegetables
Stirred Custard Sauce
Striped Cake
Submarine Sandwich Dressing
Sugar Cookies
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Taco Salad
Teriyaki Chicken
Teriyaki Sauce
Thousand Island Dressing
Three Bean Salad
Three-Grain Pancakes
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
Vanilla Cream Frosting
Vanilla Pudding
Vegetable Chili
Vegetable Frittata
Vegetable Lasagna
Vegetable Medley
Vegetable Soup
Waldorf Fruit Salad
White Sauce
Whole Wheat Cookies
Whole Wheat Muffin Squares
Whole Wheat Pancakes
Whole Wheat-Peanut Butter-Raisin Cookies
Yellow Cake
Yogurt Fruit Dip

Updated October 18, 2019 1:36pm