Make Mac & Cheese a Signature

Macaroni and cheese is one of those craveable, widely popular foods—beloved by kids and adults alike—that can be turned into a signature dish your customers will visit you specifically to order.

Baked Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

As the mac & cheese craze marches on, so too must the constant flow of recipe ideas for this steadfast classic of comfort. In this rendition I’ve used gnocchi (potato dumplings) in place of the traditional use of pasta, add blue cheese and onions to the mix and you have crock full of YUM!

Chef’s Pantry: Gnocchi

If you’ve made gnocchi before you know it can be a messy, tedious and a somewhat daunting process. In the wrong hands improperly made gnocchi can become inconsistent, gluey or tough. Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta has made gnocchi fun and approachable to all culinary levels with their premium potato gnocchi.

Island Made Clams Linguine

This is a fun twist on the traditional clam’s linguine of old. Unlike the classical recipe’s use of chopped clams we’ve incorporated fresh hard-shell clams from Island Made Clams, which give you a taste of the deep Atlantic waters from which they came.

New Products 11/01/18

Holy macaroni! This week we’ve added 33 new items to our inventory! Let’s start with our 24 new Pasta items. We’ve added 14 varieties of Cortona pasta. We’ve also added 2 new pastas from Highland Market, 5 new items from Zerega – where they’ve been making pasta since 1848, and 3 new whole grain pastas from Patria. The Maine pizza dough makers at The Dough Co. have been making the switch to all-natural ingredients and we’re stocking them for you, see the 3 sizes of their new all-natural white dough ball below. From Pillsbury we’ve added two new convenient Freezer-to-Oven items, Chocolate Chunk Scones and Orange Twirl Dough. From Esbenshade we’ve added 15/1 dozen count of grade A white eggs. From Knorr we’ve added gluten free hollandaise sauce mix. Lastly, from FPI we’ve added 15-20 ct tail-on P&D cooked shrimp.

New Products 9/26/18

This week we’ve added 5 new items to our inventory, starting with 3 new imported pastas from Maria Angileri; Spaghetti, Penne and Elbow Macaroni. From Ruiz, we’ve added a whole grain version of the their popular Southwest Chicken Tornados. And lastly, from Upstate Farms we’ve added 5lb containers of lowfat vanilla yogurt.

Steak & Sugar Snap Pea Pasta Salad

Fresh and colorful, this is anything but an ordinary salad. Savory steak and the sweet contrast of sugar snap peas are decorated with grape tomatoes and fresh parsley, finished with a fresh citrus scent.

Squish Squash Lasagna

This savory recipe is made with slightly sweet tomato sauce deliciously tucked between layers of whole-wheat lasagna noodles, butternut squash, and spinach, all nestled under part-skim mozzarella cheese. 

Stir-Fried Green Rice, Eggs and Turkey Ham

Inspired by a popular children’s book with similar title, this hot main dish creatively combines brown rice, spinach, eggs and ham to create a great wholesome meal that satisfies the pickiest of eaters. 

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

The bold flavors in this baked buffalo chicken mac & cheese recipe hit a new level thanks to Sweet Baby Ray’s Hot Sauce featuring a special blend of aged cayenne peppers.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Cups

Breaded chicken cutlets top conveniently baked beds of angel-hair pasta featuring rich tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Perfect for quick-service needs and children’s menu!

Smoked Chicken with Broccoli and Ziti

Bold flavors await in this easily prepared dish featuring savory smoked chicken, broccoli and ziti, topped off with rich grated parmesan cheese and diced tomatoes.

Smoked Chicken Bolognese

Smoked artisan chicken coated in a hearty bolognese sauce, with minced garlic, and freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.

Three Cheese Chicken Penne

Savory chicken, fresh spinach, penne pasta, basil and creamy cheeses are all baked together in this simple and fresh dish. Serve with a side salad and warm roll for a traditional homestyle meal. 

New Products 6/27/18

This week we’ve added 6 new items to our inventory, from Hood we’ve added a 20QT dispenser size of 1% white milk. From Barilla we’ve added Campanelle pasta, featuring fluted, petal-like edges and a hollow center for capturing sauce. We’ve added two new items from Brakebush, fully cooked Doo-Wa Ditties breaded boneless wing fritters, and SmartShapes® boneless chicken breast strips. From Durkee we’ve added Jamaican Jerk seasoning. And lastly, from Tropicana we’ve added Bag-in’a-Box Pink Lemonade.

New Products 6/20/18

This week we’ve added 8 new items to our inventory, from Major Products line of bases we’ve added 1lb sizes of Beef and Chicken stock bases, with no MSG and Gluten Free. From Campell’s Reserve line of premium frozen soups we’ve added new Latin Farro Pozole and Jambalaya with chicken, sausage and ham. From Purdue we’ve added NAE select clipped 1.25oz/avg chicken tenderloins. From Joseph’s Pasta we’ve brough in two new items, Shrimp Scampi and Maine Lobster Ravioli. Lastly, from Fox Family Farms we now carry a 2.5lb pack size of their extremely popular Maine made potato chips.

New Products 6/13/18

This week we’ve added 5 new items to our inventory. New in from Perfect Puree, Cherry Puree – perfect for smoothies, signature cocktails and as the secret ingredient to flavorful recipes. We’ve added two new products from Carla’s Pasta, Jumbo Cheese Ravioli and Crispy Bacon-Stromboli Bites. From Fisher King we’ve added 90-125/Tail-off cooked shrimp. Lastly, from the bakery masters at Piantedosi, we’ve added an unsliced New England style Brioche roll – the perfect vessel for epic lobster rolls!

Presto Pasta

Popular presto pasta perfectly pleases, pacifying picky pupil palates!

Mac & Cheez-It®

Creamy mac and cheese with a crispy crunch from Cheez-It® crackers, this dish is a cheese-lovers dream and is bound to be a hit among hungry students.

New Products 4/18/18

This week we’ve added 15 new items to our inventory including a slew of new items in the breakfast category, individual portion sizes of Jif peanut butter, and chocolate fountain syrup. We’ve also added organic sweet corn, frying oil, sliced Kalamata olives, cream sauce base and tortellini, New England style Brioche lobster rolls and fresh pepperoni.

Lobster Mac & Cheese, To-Go!

Upscale dining meets New England down-home in this undeniable crowd pleaser. Featuring two widely popular ingredients, this dish perfectly merges rich sweet lobster meat with the savory contrast of white cheddar mac and cheese.

New Products 2/14/18

11 new items have been added to our inventory this week. We have 5 new items now available from Dominic’s; Manicotti Cheese, Cheese Tortellini, Rainbow Tortellini, Medium Cheese Ravioli and Jumbo Cheese Ravioli. From Dough Masters Gourmet Pizza Dough comes “Simply Garlic” 20oz pizza dough balls. From Savor Imports we’ve added an elegant Basmati rice. Lastly, in non-foods from Winco we now have 16″ seamless pizza screens. From Cryovac-Divers we’ve added 2 sizes of resealable storage bags. And from GP/Enmotion we now carry the Gen2 touch-less auto soap/sanitizer dispenser.

New Products 11/1/17

This week we’ve added 1 new items to our inventory. New from Mrs. T’s®, Jumbo Four Cheese Ravioli. These delicious and protein-packed ravioli are made with Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano cheeses wrapped in a 51% whole grain dough. Not only do they taste great, but they meet child nutrition (CN) requirements as well!

New Products 6/1/17

This week we’ve added 8 new items to our inventory; Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast, White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, 8oz Grouper Fillets and Lemonade Drink Concentrate from Sunkist. In non-foods we’ve added a new 2-ply toilet tissue, and eco-friendly soup/ice cream containers with clear lids.