Spiral Pasta And Broccoli

Spiral Pasta and Broccoli USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers

Add a splash of dark-green veggies to foods we all love, spiral pasta topped with a sprinkle of shredded cheese.
CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
½ cup vegetable
1 oz eq grains
SOURCE
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
TeamNutrition.USDA.gov
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded

Quantity
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded

Ingredients
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded

Quantity
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
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Ingredients
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded

Quantity
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded

Quantity
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded

Quantity
 

  • 8 cups Broccoli, frozen, chopped, thawed, drained
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp Pasta, whole-wheat, spiral, uncooked
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Margarine, trans fat-free
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • cup Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
*See Marketing Guide

Instructions
 

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • In a medium nonstick pot, bring water to a boil on medium-high heat. Add pasta. Cook for 8 minutes or until al dente (soft to the touch and firm to the bite). Drain water from pasta. Rinse well with cold water.
  • Heat a medium nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Melt margarine. Add garlic powder. Stir.
  • Sauté thawed broccoli for 3–5 minutes or until the broccoli begins to turn brown on the tips of the crowns.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add cooked pasta. Stir gently. Cook for 3–5 minutes or until pasta is hot. Heat to 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Remove from heat. Add cheese. Stir.
  • Serve 1 cup. Serve immediately, or keep warm at 140 °F or higher.

Nutrition INFORMATION

Nutrition Facts
Spiral Pasta and Broccoli USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving (1 cup Spiral Pasta and Broccoli)
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 53mg2%
Total Carbohydrates 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 5g21%
Total Sugars 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
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*Marketing Guide
The CHEF TIPS:

  • Contains milk (mozzarella cheese) and wheat (pasta). Margarine can be a hidden source of common allergens, which include milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, and sesame.
  • Sesame can appear as an ingredient in food where it might not be expected (pasta) and may be included in the ingredient statements as “spice” or “flavoring.”
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Method A.

Yield / Volume