Chicken Alfredo With a Twist USDA Recipe for Schools

This rich and creamy recipe gives ordinary chicken alfredo a healthy twist, combining fat-free half and half with canned cream of chicken soup and whole-grain rotini noodles.
NSLP/SBP CREDITING INFORMATION
1 cup (8 fl oz spoodle) provides 2¼ oz equivalent meat and 1¼ oz equivalent grains.
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Ingredients
 

50 Servings

    Weight

    • - - Water
    • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
    • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
    • - - Fat-free half and half
    • - - Ground white pepper
    • - - Garlic powder
    • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

    Measure

    • 6 gal Water
    • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
    • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
    • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
    • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
    • 1 tsp Garlic powder
    • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

    100 Servings

      Weight

      • - - Water
      • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
      • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
      • - - Fat-free half and half
      • - - Ground white pepper
      • - - Garlic powder
      • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
      • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

      Measure

      • 12 gal Water
      • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
      • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
      • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
      • 2 tsp Garlic powder
      • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
      • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"

      Quantity
       

      50 Servings

        Weight

        • - - Water
        • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
        • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
        • - - Fat-free half and half
        • - - Ground white pepper
        • - - Garlic powder
        • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
        • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

        Measure

        • 6 gal Water
        • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
        • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
        • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
        • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
        • 1 tsp Garlic powder
        • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
        • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

        100 Servings

          Weight

          • - - Water
          • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
          • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
          • - - Fat-free half and half
          • - - Ground white pepper
          • - - Garlic powder
          • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
          • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

          Measure

          • 12 gal Water
          • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
          • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
          • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
          • 2 tsp Garlic powder
          • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
          • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"

          Ingredients
           

          50 Servings

            Weight

            • - - Water
            • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
            • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
            • - - Fat-free half and half
            • - - Ground white pepper
            • - - Garlic powder
            • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
            • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

            Measure

            • 6 gal Water
            • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
            • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
            • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
            • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
            • 1 tsp Garlic powder
            • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
            • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

            100 Servings

              Weight

              • - - Water
              • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
              • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
              • - - Fat-free half and half
              • - - Ground white pepper
              • - - Garlic powder
              • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
              • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

              Measure

              • 12 gal Water
              • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
              • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
              • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
              • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
              • 2 tsp Garlic powder
              • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
              • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"

              Quantity
               

              50 Servings

                Weight

                • - - Water
                • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                • - - Fat-free half and half
                • - - Ground white pepper
                • - - Garlic powder
                • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                Measure

                • 6 gal Water
                • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
                • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
                • 1 tsp Garlic powder
                • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                100 Servings

                  Weight

                  • - - Water
                  • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
                  • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                  • - - Fat-free half and half
                  • - - Ground white pepper
                  • - - Garlic powder
                  • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                  • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                  Measure

                  • 12 gal Water
                  • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                  • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                  • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
                  • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
                  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
                  • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                  • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"

                  Ingredients
                   

                  50 Servings

                    Weight

                    • - - Water
                    • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                    • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                    • - - Fat-free half and half
                    • - - Ground white pepper
                    • - - Garlic powder
                    • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                    • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                    Measure

                    • 6 gal Water
                    • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                    • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                    • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
                    • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
                    • 1 tsp Garlic powder
                    • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                    • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                    100 Servings

                      Weight

                      • - - Water
                      • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
                      • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                      • - - Fat-free half and half
                      • - - Ground white pepper
                      • - - Garlic powder
                      • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                      • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                      Measure

                      • 12 gal Water
                      • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                      • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                      • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
                      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
                      • 2 tsp Garlic powder
                      • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                      • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"

                      Quantity
                       

                      50 Servings

                        Weight

                        • - - Water
                        • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                        • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                        • - - Fat-free half and half
                        • - - Ground white pepper
                        • - - Garlic powder
                        • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                        • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                        Measure

                        • 6 gal Water
                        • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                        • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                        • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
                        • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
                        • 1 tsp Garlic powder
                        • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                        • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                        100 Servings

                          Weight

                          • - - Water
                          • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
                          • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                          • - - Fat-free half and half
                          • - - Ground white pepper
                          • - - Garlic powder
                          • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                          • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                          Measure

                          • 12 gal Water
                          • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                          • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                          • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
                          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
                          • 2 tsp Garlic powder
                          • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                          • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"

                          Ingredients
                           

                          50 Servings

                            Weight

                            • - - Water
                            • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                            • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                            • - - Fat-free half and half
                            • - - Ground white pepper
                            • - - Garlic powder
                            • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                            • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                            Measure

                            • 6 gal Water
                            • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                            • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                            • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
                            • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
                            • 1 tsp Garlic powder
                            • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                            • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                            100 Servings

                              Weight

                              • - - Water
                              • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
                              • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                              • - - Fat-free half and half
                              • - - Ground white pepper
                              • - - Garlic powder
                              • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                              • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                              Measure

                              • 12 gal Water
                              • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                              • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                              • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
                              • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
                              • 2 tsp Garlic powder
                              • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                              • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"

                              Quantity
                               

                              50 Servings

                                Weight

                                • - - Water
                                • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                                • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                • - - Fat-free half and half
                                • - - Ground white pepper
                                • - - Garlic powder
                                • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                                • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                                Measure

                                • 6 gal Water
                                • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                                • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
                                • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
                                • 1 tsp Garlic powder
                                • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                                • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                                100 Servings

                                  Weight

                                  • - - Water
                                  • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
                                  • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                  • - - Fat-free half and half
                                  • - - Ground white pepper
                                  • - - Garlic powder
                                  • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                                  • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                                  Measure

                                  • 12 gal Water
                                  • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                                  • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                  • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
                                  • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
                                  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
                                  • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                                  • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"

                                  Ingredients
                                   

                                  50 Servings

                                    Weight

                                    • - - Water
                                    • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                                    • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                    • - - Fat-free half and half
                                    • - - Ground white pepper
                                    • - - Garlic powder
                                    • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                                    • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                                    Measure

                                    • 6 gal Water
                                    • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                                    • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                    • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
                                    • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
                                    • 1 tsp Garlic powder
                                    • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                                    • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                                    100 Servings

                                      Weight

                                      • - - Water
                                      • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
                                      • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                      • - - Fat-free half and half
                                      • - - Ground white pepper
                                      • - - Garlic powder
                                      • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                                      • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                                      Measure

                                      • 12 gal Water
                                      • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                                      • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                      • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
                                      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
                                      • 2 tsp Garlic powder
                                      • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                                      • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"

                                      Quantity
                                       

                                      50 Servings

                                        Weight

                                        • - - Water
                                        • 4 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                                        • 9 lb 6 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                        • - - Fat-free half and half
                                        • - - Ground white pepper
                                        • - - Garlic powder
                                        • 1 lb 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                                        • 6 lb 8 oz Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                                        Measure

                                        • 6 gal Water
                                        • 5 qt 1½ cups Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                                        • 1 gal ¾ qt (3 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                        • 3 qt Fat-free half and half
                                        • 2 tsp Ground white pepper
                                        • 1 tsp Garlic powder
                                        • qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                                        • 1 gal 1¼ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                                        100 Servings

                                          Weight

                                          • - - Water
                                          • 8 lb Rotini pasta, whole-grain
                                          • 18 lb 12 oz Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                          • - - Fat-free half and half
                                          • - - Ground white pepper
                                          • - - Garlic powder
                                          • 2 lb 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
                                          • 13 lb Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½" pieces

                                          Measure

                                          • 12 gal Water
                                          • 2 gal 2¾ qt Rotini pasta, whole-grain, dry
                                          • 2 gal 1½ qt (6 No. 3 cans) Low-fat, reduced-sodium cream of chicken soup, condensed
                                          • 1 gal 2 qt Fat-free half and half
                                          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Ground white pepper
                                          • 2 tsp Garlic powder
                                          • 3 qt Parmesan cheese, grated
                                          • 2 gal 2½ qt Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, ½"


                                          Instructions
                                           

                                          • Heat water to a rolling boil.
                                          • Slowly add pasta. Stir constantly, until water boils again. Cook about 8 minutes or until al dente; stir occasionally. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Drain well.
                                          • Pour into steam table pans (12” x 20” x 4”).
                                            For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
                                            For 100 servings, use 4 pans.
                                            Critical Control Point: Hold pasta at 135 °F or higher.
                                          • Combine soup, half and half, pepper, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and chicken. Cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring often.
                                            Critical Control Point: Heat to 165 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
                                          • Combine noodles and sauce immediately before serving.
                                          • Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 135 °F or higher.
                                          • Portion with 8 fl oz spoodle (1 cup).

                                          Nutrition INFORMATION

                                          Nutrition Facts
                                          Chicken Alfredo With a Twist USDA Recipe for Schools
                                          Amount Per Serving (1 cup (8 fl oz spoodle))
                                          Calories 344.92
                                          % Daily Value*
                                          Total Fat 8.16g13%
                                          Saturated Fat 3.59g22%
                                          Cholesterol 68.68mg23%
                                          Sodium 571.55mg25%
                                          Total Carbohydrates 40.85g14%
                                          Dietary Fiber 2.67g11%
                                          Protein 29.71g59%
                                          Vitamin A 449.55IU9%
                                          Vitamin C 0.38mg0%
                                          Calcium 173.98mg17%
                                          Iron 2.34mg13%
                                          * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

                                          Notes

                                          Keep noodles and sauce separate until serving time to maintain consistency of sauce. Sauce will thicken upon standing.
                                          Yield / Volume 50 Servings:

                                          About 26 lb 8 oz

                                          About 3 gal/3 steam table pans

                                          Yield / Volume 100 Servings:

                                          About 51 lb

                                          About 6 gal/4 steam table pans