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Fiesta Mac and Cheese With Whole Grain

Yield: 26 servings | Serving Size: 7 ounces [one #6 scoop]
Child Nutrition: 2 meat/meat alternate, 1 oz. eq. grain, 1/8 cup vegetable (legumes) | HACCP Process III.

Fiesta Mac and Cheese With Whole Grain recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons | No-sodium Mexican seasoning
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) | Land O Lakes® Feather Shredded Monterey Jack & Mild Cheddar Cheese Blend
  • Optional | Salsa

Preparation

STEP 1

Heat Macaroni and Cheese with Whole Grain according to manufacturer's instruction. Keep warm in pouch until ready to assemble.

CCP: Maintain hot food at 135°F or above

STEP 2

Combine beef crumbles, seasoned beans, 1 3/4 cups salsa and Mexican seasoning; mix well. Set aside.

STEP 3

Remove macaroni and cheese from pouch and add to full steam table pan.

STEP 4

Top macaroni and cheese with beef mixture, then Monterey Jack and Mild Cheddar Cheese Blend.

STEP 5

Cover; bake 15-20 minutes in 350°F oven until heated through and internal temperature reaches 165°F for 15 seconds.

CCP: Heat to 165°F for at least 15 seconds

STEP 6

Hold covered and warm until ready to serve. Serve with additional salsa, if desired.

*Recipe created using BUSH'S BEST® Easy Entrées™ Taco Fiesta Black Beans.

CCP: Maintain hot food at 140°F or above


Recipe Tips

Tip #1

This recipe can be pre-portioned and then frozen or refrigerated for heat-at-home service. Once refrigerated, recipe must be consumed within three days. Recipe must be heated to 165°F before consumption.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size7 ounces [one #6 scoop]
  • Calories372 calories
  • Fat 23 grams
  • Sat. Fat 13 grams
  • Trans Fat .5 grams
  • Cholesterol 79 milligrams
  • Sodium 750 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 18 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 3 grams
  • Sugars 3 grams
  • Protein 25 grams
  • Vitamin A 769 IU
  • Vitamin C 4 milligrams
  • Calcium 320 milligrams
  • Iron 2 milligrams

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