Source: MRS 2020
MRS: 1338 — Grains (1300s)

Macaroni and Cheese (Cheese Sauce)

Meal Component Contribution:
1 oz. eq. enriched grain
Number of Portions: 85  Size of Portion: ½ cup
Recipe HACCP Process: #2 - Same day service
Enriched Grain
  •  Enriched Grain

Pasta, Macaroni, Elbow, WGR, #2133
4  pound(s) + 8  ounce(s)
Oil, Vegetable, #2507
1/2 cup(s)
Water, Municipal, Mississippi
6  gallon(s)
Sauce, Mix, Cheese, Dry, #2504
8  ounce(s)
Water, Municipal, Mississippi
1/2 gallon(s)
Cheese, American, Grated/Shredded, #1307
2  cup(s)


Cook macaroni in oil and water until al-dente (cooked just long enough to be still firm, and not too soft), about 9 - 10 minutes. Do not overcook pasta. Drain macaroni.


Prepare cheese sauce according to package directions. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce. Mix well. Pour macaroni and cheese sauce into 12 x 20 x 4" pan that has been sprayed with pan release spray.


Top each pan with 2 cups American cheese.


Bake in convection oven at 350 degrees F. until cheese melts. Remove from oven and cover with film wrap. Place in warmer until ready for service.

CCP:  Heat to 145 degrees F or higher for 15 seconds at the completion of the cooking process.


Portion with #8 scoop or 4 ounce spoodle (½ cup) per serving. Each portion provides 1 oz. eq. enriched grain.

CCP:  Hold and maintain product at a minimum temperature of 135 degrees F. Check temperature every 30 minutes. Leftovers should be covered, labeled, and dated. Quick chill within 6 hours to 41 degrees F or lower.

Production Notes

Do not overcook as this inceases the volume of the macaroni.

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" provides seasoning and serving ideas for grains.

Nutrients Per Serving
18.91 g
Dietary Fiber
0.72 g
3.88 g
109.00 mg
Total Fat
3.01 g
Sat. Fat
0.98 g
Trans Fat
0.00 g

Illustrated Presentation of Macaroni and Cheese (Cheese Sauce)

Macaroni and Cheese (Cheese Sauce) in a steamtable pan before baking


1 serving of Macaroni and Cheese (Cheese Sauce)