MEASURE (FOR 100 SERVINGS)
Bun, Hamburger, WGR, #1228
Pasta, Macaroni, Elbow, WGR, #2133
5 pounds + 12 ounces
Margarine, Bulk, #1319
1 pound + 8 ounces
Flour, All Purpose, Enriched, #2011
Salt, Table, #2219
Mustard, Powder, Dry, #2712
Pepper, White, Ground, #2720
Parsley, Dried, Chopped, #2717
Milk, Reduced Fat, 2% Milkfat, Bulk
2 gallons + 2 quarts
Sauce, Worcestershire, Bulk, #2258
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
Cheese, American, Grated/Shredded, #1306
Cheese, Parmesan, Grated, #1304
Ham, Cooked, Smoked, Boneless, #1053
Cheese, Parmesan, Grated, #1304
If breadcrumbs have not been prepared, half hamburger buns and then toast in a low temperature oven (200 degrees F) until slightly golden brown and firm. Cool before preparing crumbs.
Slowly add the elbow macaroni to boiling water. Cook the pasta for 5 to 6 minutes- the pasta will NOT be al dente. Pasta prepared for casseroles is undercooked and will continue to cook to al dente during baking. Drain the elbow macaroni well.
Pasta may also be cooked in a steamer or combi oven. Different steamers and combi ovens vary in time and settings, so check with the manufacturer for correct instructions.
Pasta amount is based on USDA Food Buying Guide. Overcooking or hot holding pasta for long periods of time will increase the volume and the yield.
Melt the margarine in a stock pot or steam-jacketed kettle.
Combine the flour, salt, dry mustard, white pepper, and parsley in a bowl. Add it to the melted margarine.
Cook this for 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring continuously. Do not let it turn brown.
Heat milk in a stockpot to a simmer. Then slowly add milk to the flour mixture, stirring continuously. Cook this mixture until it is smooth and thick.
Add the Worcestershire sauce, shredded American cheese, and 8 ounces of Parmesan cheese to the white sauce. Stir over low heat until the cheese melts.
Combine the well-drained macaroni with the sauce and mix well.
Place 10 pounds 6 ounces of macaroni and cheese into each steamtable pan (12" x 20" x 2½"). Cover the pans with a lid or aluminum foil.
Conventional oven: 350 degrees F, 30 minutes.
Combine the bread crumbs and 2 pounds of parmesan cheese in a bowl. Sprinkle 3 cups of the mixture over each pan of baked macaroni.
Bake them an additional 5 minutes, uncovered, until they are lightly browned.
CCP: Internal temperature must reach 135 degrees F or higher for 15 seconds.
Serve immediately, or cover and place in warmer until ready for service. If aluminum foil is used as a cover, cut holes in aluminum foil until ready for service.
Hot holding pasta for long periods of time will increase the volume and the yield.
Slice the ham and heat it to 140 degrees F.
CCP: Heat to 140 degrees F or higher for 15 seconds at the completion of the cooking process. If manufacturer instructions on package or case have a higher temperature, follow those recommendations.
Weigh a 1½ ounce of portion of ham to determine portion size.
Portion #6 scoop of macaroni and cheese and 1½ ounce ham per serving. Each portion provides 2 oz. eq. meat/meat alternate and 1 oz. eq. enriched grain.
CCP: Hold and maintain the product at a minimum of 135 degrees F or higher. Check temperature every 30 minutes. Leftovers should be covered, labeled and dated. Quick chill within 2 hours to 70 degrees F or lower and from 70 to 41 degrees F within an additional 2 hours.
Use USDA Foods products when available.
Refer to USDA FNS Food Buying Guide for School Meal Programs for quantities to purchase if recipe is altered.
If changes are made in ingredients, check crediting information and re-calculate the nutrition analysis.
"Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals: Preparing Meats" provides seasoning and serving ideas for entrées.
Yield: 100 servings: 100 servings of macaroni and cheese requires 4 full-size steam table pans.
1 serving of Macaroni & Cheese with a Ham Slice
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