|Penne pasta, multi-grain, dry||6 pounds|
|Garlic, granulated||2 tablespoons 2 teaspoons|
|Broccoli florets, fresh, chopped 1"||3 pounds 2 ounces|
|Chicken, diced, cooked, frozen, thawed, ½ " pieces||2 pounds|
|Chicken broth, low-sodium||1 cup|
|Black pepper, ground||1 tablespoon 1 teaspoon|
|Milk, nonfat||2 quarts 3 cups|
|Flour, enriched, all purpose||½ cup|
|Cheddar cheese, reduced-fat, shredded||1 pound|
|Mozzarella cheese, low fat, low moisture, part-skim, shredded||1 pound|
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.
Toss cooked pasta with garlic.
For 50 servings, add 1 Tbsp 1 tsp (reserve remaining garlic for step 5).
For 100 servings, add 2 Tbsp 2 tsp garlic (reserve remaining garlic for step 5).
Transfer pasta to steam table pan (12” x 20” x 2 K”). For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
For 100 servings, use 4 pans.
Cook broccoli for 5 minutes in boiling water. Drain broccoli and toss with remaining garlic.
Add broccoli and chicken to pasta. Mix well.
Sauce: Combine broth, salt, pepper, and milk. Bring to a boil, stir constantly.
For 50 servings, use 2 qt milk (reserve remaining milk for step 8). For 100 servings, use 1 gal 2 cups milk (reserve remaining milk for step 8).
Combine remaining milk with flour and add to broth mixture. Reduce heat to low. Stir constantly for 5 minutes until sauce thickens.
Add cheese. Continue to stir until cheese melts.
Divide cheese sauce evenly and pour over pasta mixture.
Cover with foil and bake:
Conventional oven: 350 °F for 8 minutes Convection oven: 350 °F for 4 minutes
Critical Control Point: Heat to 165 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 135 °F or higher.
Portion two 6 fl oz spoodles (1 ½ cups).
This recipe has not been tested or standardized by Healthy School Recipes. The outcome, allergen information, and nutrient data may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.