Penne Pasta Dippers with Cheese Sauce

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Barilla® Whole Grain Penne and Cheese sauce create a kid friendly and fun dipping Mac and Cheese.

HACCP Process #2 Same Day Service


  • 12 Pounds 8 Ounces Barilla® Whole Grain Penne
  • 18 Pounds 12 Ounces Cheddar Cheese Sauce, R/S


Step 1

Day of Service:

Pre-Prep: Clean and sanitize prep area.
Prep: Pull pasta from dry storage and place at work station.
Wash hands thoroughly.

Step 2

Cook: Boiling method: Boil water in steam kettle, tilt skillet, or in a large pot on stove top.
Add pasta to boiling water, return to a boil as quickly as possible.
Cook pasta for 4 minutes.
Drain pasta as quickly as possible
Rinse pasta in colander in cold water to stop the cooking process, drain again as quickly and completely as possible.
* Note: if using a steamer, put pasta in hotel pans with water to cover, and increase cooking time to 6 minutes using maximum steam.

SOP: Batch cook as necessary to insure best end product and nutritional.

Step 3

Hold: Hold pasta, covered and drained above 135°F

CCP: Hold above 135°F

Step 4

Prep: Pull cheese sauce. If not cook in bag open carefully.
Wash hands thoroughly.

Step 5

Cook: Empty cheese sauce into large sauce pan and heat over low heat for 20 minutes or until the sauce reaches 165°F.
If sauce is cook in the bag, leave sauce in bags and place in boiling water or in a steamer. Take the temperature of pouches by folding one in half over thermometer.

CCP: Heat until an internal temperature is reached of 165°F for 15 seconds

Step 6

Hold: Place covered cheese sauce or unopened pouches in warming cart and hold above 135⁰F until service.

CCP: Hold above 135°F

Step 7

Serve: 1 cup of Whole Grain Penne Pasta using 1 - 8 oz. spoodle.
In a 4 ounce Soufflé cup serve 3 ounces cheese sauce using 1 #12 disher.
Each serving is 8 ounces or 225.5 grams.

CCP: Hold above 135°F

Each serving of this recipe provides 2 oz. eq. whole grains and 1 oz. eq.  meat/meat alternative.

Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Whole Grain Penne
  • Whole Grain Rotini
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8 oz. (225 g)
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
Calories from Fat 94.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 553mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g

Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 35%
Iron 22%
Allergy Information: Wheat, Milk, Soy
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.