Beyond Individually Wrapped. Speed Scratch for Grab-N-Go

Expand your grab-n-go menu beyond individually wrapped items. When it comes to hot and cold grab-n-go service ideas, Land O Lakes® bulk products can be the unexpected answer to your kitchen’s needs. Our culinary experts have outlined recipes for inspiration using our Macaroni and Cheese, Mild Cheddar Cracker Cuts and Shelf Stable Cheese Sauces.

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When staffing is tight and service scenarios are unknown, recipes using bulk items can often be overlooked for individually-wrapped products. However, bulk products like Land O Lakes® shelf-stable cheese sauces, macaroni and cheese and other bulk items can be used in simple, speed-scratch recipes that will keep your menu fresh and fun. By keeping the ingredients and recipe steps to a minimum, these recipes will please both staff and students.

Speed-Scratch Recipe Inspiration for Shelf-Stable Cheese Sauces

By using these bulk sauces in recipe applications, they are easy to assemble, portion and store for service, both hot and cold at school or at home.

Southwest Pasta Salad

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Southwest Pasta Salad

Southwestern Alfredo

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Southwestern Alfredo

Lemon Pepper Alfredo

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Lemon Pepper Alfredo

Chilled Pasta Salad with Three-Ingredient Queso

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Three Ingredient Queso Pasta Salad

Mexican Corn

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Mexican Corn

Speed-Scratch Recipe Inspiration for Macaroni and Cheese

By adding 1-2 additional ingredients, these Mac and Cheese recipes are easy to assemble and can be pre-portioned in desired to-go containers with lids that will hold well for service or transport.

Pimento Mac and Cheese

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Pimento Mac and Cheese

Meatball Mac and Cheese

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Meatball Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese with Green Chiles

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Macaroni and Cheese with Green Chiles

All-American Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 All American Macaroni and Cheese
Fun Fact: This All American Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese recipe was selected as the overall favorite out of 30 recipes tasted by K-12 students at a recipe evaluation event!

Speed-Scratch Recipe Inspiration for Mild Cheddar Cracker Cuts

These recipes can be prepped cold and heated later at home or at school, if desired. Wrap in foil after prepping for easy storage selection and the ability to heat quickly in the oven.

Deli Hoagie with Cracker Cuts

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Deli Hoagie with Cracker Cuts

Spicy Egg and Cheese Sliders

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Spicy Egg and Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Ham and Cheese Sliders

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders

Land O’Lakes Foodservice |K-12 Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders

Looking for more grab-n-go recipes and inspiration?

We hope you found some recipes or recipe inspiration to add to your to-go/grab-n-go menu rotation. Check out our K12 Grab-N-Go Recipe Collection or find inspiration with our Grab-N-Go Creations article for even more ideas!

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