Schools Recipes: Sides

Peppy Pasta Salad

Utilize your USDA Foods in this easy pasta salad recipe that can be a great side for countless entrees. Both fresh and frozen vegetables help save on prep time and food cost.

Lemon Parmesan Shaved Mushroom Salad

Tangy lemon, savory parmesan cheese, and sweet bell peppers combine with fresh mushrooms and parsley in this unique salad. With a light flavor profile, colorful eye appeal, and easy prep – this recipe is a win-win.

Speed-Scratch Mushroom Gravy

Our quick and easy gravy uses the power of fresh mushrooms to add rich flavor to premade gravy mix, without adding sodium or fat. Want to impress your students with a gravy that tastes like homemade? You’ve got to try this recipe!

Marinated Italian Mushroom Salad

Marinating is a quick and easy way to add lots of flavor without a lot of time. Simply combine all ingredients and let the mixture marinate overnight for the flavors to develop. The result is a rich salad students will gobble up.

Roasted Fresh Mushrooms

So simple, yet so delicious. Roasted mushrooms are a great addition to any dish or toppings bar, or great served on their own as a side dish. Roasting brings out the umami flavor of mushrooms, yum!

Lo Mein Noodles with Vegetables

A fresh Chinese noodle dish full of veggies and flavourful Lo Mein sauce. The perfect opportunity to highlight fresh mushrooms in a familiar and kid-favorite meal.