Chicken or Turkey Noodles USDA Recipe for Family Child Care

Age Group: Ages 3-5, Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 6
Chicken or Turkey Noodles is an easy casserole full of chicken, whole grain spaghetti, spinach, and bell peppers in a light creamy sauce.
CACFP Home Childcare Crediting Information
1 cup (8 oz spoodle) provides ¼ cup vegetable (⅛ cup red/orange vegetable, ⅛ cup other vegetable), 1 oz equivalent meat, and 1 oz equivalent grains.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • Heat chicken broth to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Slowly add pasta. Stir constantly until broth boils again. Cook about 6 minutes or until al dente. Stir occasionally.
  • Add onions and carrots to pasta. Remove from heat.
    Set aside for step 7.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt margarine uncovered over medium heat.
  • Add flour. Stir well for 1 minute.
  • Add milk. Stir mixture frequently until smooth and free of lumps. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • Add milk mixture, salt, pepper, marjoram, parsley, and chicken to pasta mixture. Heat uncovered over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir until thickened.
  • Add spinach. Stir well over medium heat.
  • Critical Control Point: Heat to 165 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Transfer to a baking dish (9” x 13” x 2”).
  • Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher until served.
  • Serve 1 cup (portion with 1 cup measuring cup or 8 oz spoodle).


Nutrition Facts
Chicken or Turkey Noodles USDA Recipe for Family Child Care
Amount Per Serving 1 cup (8 oz spoodle)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 222mg10%
Potassium 421mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 34g11%
Dietary Fiber 3g13%
Total Sugars 6g7%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Vitamin D 26IU173%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
Vitamin A 288mcg
*Marketing Guide
Yield / Volume