Duval HomeRoom Meal Cooking Instructions

  • Be Safe! Use oven mitts or cloths to remove hot trays/pans from the oven or microwave. Be careful of steam or hot air when you open an oven door. Place hot food on a stable, heat resistant surface. Don’t forget to wash your hands! It’s important to wash your hands with soap and water before and after cooking and before eating.

     

    Bean & Rice Empanada

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place empanada on a baking tray, bake for 18-23 minutes, or until temperature reaches 210 degrees and the bottom of the empanada is golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

     

    Beef or BBQ Beef Taco

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place taco meat and shells onto an oven-safe pan, bake for 12 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.

    Microwave: Place BBQ Beef onto a microwave-safe pan, cook for 3 minutes until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.

     

    Beef Baked Ziti

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place on an oven-safe baking dish and bake for 10 minutes

    Microwave: Place on a microwave-safe dish and cook for 2 ½ minutes

     

    Beef Chili and Cheese Nachos Microwave: Place beef chili in a microwave-safe pan and cook for 2 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.

    Place nacho chips on a plate, top with chili and sprinkle cheese on top.

     

    Breakfast Bowl

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Place ingredients onto an oven-safe pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature of protein reaches 165 degrees

    Microwave: Place breakfast bowl

    and cook for 1min 45 seconds or until the internal temperature of protein reaches 165 degrees

     

    Buffalo Chicken Bake

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place on an oven-safe baking dish and bake for 10 minutes

    Microwave: Place on a microwave-safe dish and cook for 2 ½ minutes

     

    Cheesy Bread Dunkers

    Preheat oven to 350 F for 26- 28 minutes

     

    Cheesy Chorizo Taco or Burrito

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place on an oven-safe baking dish and bake for 10 minutes

    Microwave: Place on a microwave-safe dish and cook for 2 ½ minutes

      

    Chicken Bites

    Oven: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

    Arrange chicken bites in an even layer on a baking tray, bake for 14-16 minutes turning halfway through cooking

     

    Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Bake

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place on an oven-safe baking dish and bake for 10 minutes

    Microwave: Place on a microwave-safe dish and cook for 2 ½ minutes

     

    Chicken Drumstick & Cheesy Rice

    Preheat oven to 375 F, Place ingredients in an oven-safe pan and cover with foil. Bake for 20-30 minutes.

     

    Chicken Nuggets

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Place nuggets on a baking tray, bake for 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees

    Microwave: Place nuggets on a microwave-safe pan, cook for 2 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees

     

    Crispy Chicken Sandwich

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Place chicken patty on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees

    Microwave: Place chicken patty on a microwave-safe pan, cook for 3 minutes

     

    Egg & Cheese English Muffin Sandwich

    Keep in wrapping. Bake in 275 F oven for 11-13 minutes

     

    Egg & Chicken Patty Biscuit Sandwich

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Remove ingredients from the package. Cut the biscuit in half. Place biscuit, egg, and chicken patty separately on a baking tray, bake for 10 minutes. The chicken should reach 165 degrees. Put egg and chicken patty between biscuit top and bottom

     

    Egg Roll & Chicken Fried Rice

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place on an oven-safe baking dish and bake for 10 minutes

    Microwave: Place on a microwave-safe dish and cook for 2 ½ minutes

     

    Fish Sticks & Rice

    Preheat oven to 425 F, Place ingredients in an oven-safe pan and cover with foil. bake for approximately 14 minutes.

     

     French Fries

    Oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees

    Arrange tots in a single layer on a baking tray and bake for 22-26 minutes

     

    French Toast Sticks

    Oven: Preheat to 350 degrees. Bake for 10-11 minutes.

      

    Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken on an oven-safe baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees  Microwave: Place chicken on a microwave-safe pan, cook for 3 minutes

      

    Hamburger

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Place hamburger patty on a baking tray and Bake for 10 minutes

    Microwave: Place patty on a microwave-safe pan, cook for 2 minutes

      

    Individually Wrapped Pizza Bagel

    Oven: Preheat oven to 325 degrees

    Place wrapped pizza on a baking tray, bake pizza in the ovenable wrapper for 12-16 minutes or until cheese is melted

    Let pizza sit in the wrapper for 1 minute before opening and removing the pizza

     

    Lasagna Roll-up

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350F.

    Pour ½ of the marinara cup into an oven-safe dish. Place lasagna roll onto marinara and top with the other half of the sauce. Cover with foil, bake for 35 minutes. The internal temperature should be 155 degrees.

    Microwave: Pour ½ of the marinara cup into a microwave-safe bowl. Place lasagna roll onto marinara and top with the other half of the sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 4 minutes.

    Stir and microwave for 2 more minutes. Internal temperature should reach 155.

      

    Mac & Cheese or Cheesy noodle bake

    Microwave: Place pasta into a microwave-safe container and cook for 2 ½ minutes

      

    Make-your-own Cheese Quesadilla

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Place tortillas flat on a baking tray, place half of the shredded cheese on half of each tortilla and fold the other half over, bake for 10 minutes. Slice into triangles and serve

     

     Make-your-own Chicken Nachos Microwave: Place chicken taco meat on a microwave-safe pan, cook for 2 ½ minutes, the chicken should reach 165 degrees.

    Place chips on a plate and top with chicken taco meat and then cheese

      

    Meatball Sub

    Microwave: Remove meatballs from bun and place in a microwave-safe bowl and top with marinara. Microwave for 3 minutes.

    Spoon meatballs and sauce into the bun and serve

     

    Mini Eggo Waffle or Pancakes

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Place in a single layer on a baking tray, bake for 15-16 minutes

    Carefully remove heated waffles from pouch to a plate

      

    Mini Pancakes (individually pre-wrapped)

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Place frozen pouch on a baking tray, bake for 14-15 minutes

    Microwave: Place pouch on a microwave-safe pan, heat on high for 45 seconds, carefully remove heated pancakes from pouch to a plate

     

    Pancakes

    Oven: Preheat to 350 degrees. Place pancake(s) on an oven-safe dish for about 5 minutes

    Microwave: Place pancake(s) on a microwave-safe dish and cook for one minute

      

    Sausage and Mozzarella Pizza

    Oven: Preheat oven to

    350degrees. Place pizza on an oven-safe pan, bake for 14 minutes until golden brown.  Internal temperature should read 155 degrees.

    Microwave: Place pizza onto a microwave-safe dish. Cook in the microwave for 2 ½ minutes. The internal temperature should read 155 degrees.

     

    Scrambled Eggs

    Stovetop: Cook eggs in a non-stick pan for over medium heat for 4 minutes 

    Microwave: Place eggs on a microwave-safe dish and cook for 1½ minutes

     

    Southwest Chicken & Ranch Quesadilla

    Stovetop: Cook in a non-stick pan over medium heat for 10 minutes 

    Microwave: Place quesadilla on a microwave-safe dish and cook for 2-3 minutes

     

    Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs

    Stovetop: Cook pasta and meatballs in a non-stick pan over medium heat for 10 minutes

    Microwave: Place on a microwave-safe dish and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring half-way through cooking time.

     

    Spicy Chicken Tenders

    Preheat oven to 375 F and bake on an oven-safe pan for 14-16 minutes.

     

    Swedish Meatballs

    Oven: preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place meatballs into an oven-safe pan and bake fr 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.

    Microwave: Place meatballs into a microwave-safe bowl, cook for 3 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.

      

    Sweet & Sour Chicken

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place ingredients in an oven-safe pan and cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the protein reaches 165 degrees.

    Microwave: Place ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 3½ minutes until the internal temperature of the protein reaches 165 degrees.

     

    Tater Tots

    Oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees

    Arrange tots in a single layer on a baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden in color

     

    Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Rice

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place ingredients in an oven-safe pan and cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the protein reaches 165 degrees.

    Microwave: Place ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 3 ½ minutes until the internal temperature of the protein reaches 165 degrees.

     

    Toasted Cheese Sandwich

    Stovetop: Place onto a preheated pan over medium heat until toasted on either side

    Microwave: Cook on a microwave-safe dish for 1-1½ minutes

     

    Turkey Bacon Grilled Cheese

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sandwich onto a lined oven-safe baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.

    Stove Top: Preheat a saute pan on medium heat. Add ½ tbsp. of butter to the pan. Add the sandwich and

    cook for 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

     

    Turkey Bacon Scrambler Pizza

    Oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees

    Place pizza on a baking tray, bake for 25- 27 minutes, rotating on pan halfway through cooking

    Microwave: Place patty on a microwave-safe pan, cook for 2 minutes

     

    Turkey & Cheese Bagel or Croissant Melt

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place sandwich onto an oven-safe pan, bake for 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees

    Microwave: Open the sandwich

    and place onto a microwave-safe plate, cook for 1 minute 45 seconds

     

    Turkey & Cheese Pizza Bagel

    Oven: Preheat Oven to 325 degrees Place unwrapped bagel with turkey and cheese on it on a baking tray.

    Bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted.

    Remove from the oven and let sit until safe to handle.

     

    Turkey Ham & Cheese Croissant Melt Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place sandwich onto an oven-safe pan, bake for 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees

    Microwave: Open the sandwich

    and place onto a microwave-safe plate, cook for 1 minute 45 seconds

     

    Turkey Sausage Patty

    Oven: Preheat to 400 F for 9 minutes.

     

    Waffle

    Oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Place waffle on a baking tray, bake for 5- 7 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

    Toaster: Place waffle into traditional toaster at the lowest setting, repeat if needed until lightly toasted.

     

    Food Storage Instructions

    All foods requiring refrigeration need to be kept at a temperature of 40°F or below. Shelf-stable items should be stored at a temperature of 85°F or below.

     

    All fresh milk:

    Refrigeration required. Consume by the “Best By” date located on the product.

     

    All juice:

    Refrigeration required. Consume within 5 days.

     

    Cheese sticks:

    Refrigeration required. Consume within 5 days.

     

    Fresh whole fruit:

    Refrigeration recommended, but not required.

     

    Fresh processed/bagged fruit & vegetable items, cold fruit cups:

    Refrigeration required, consume within 5 days, or by the “Best By” date if located on the product.

     

    All shelf-stable fruit and vegetable items:

    No refrigeration required. Consume by the “Best By” date located on the product.

     

    Cold sandwiches:

    Refrigeration required. Consume within 5 days.

     

    Items that require heating:

     

    Store in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to heat & consume. Store in the refrigerator no longer than 5 days. Heat up following the heating instructions on the reverse cooking instructions page. Consume within 2 hours.

     

    Note:

    Since the type of products vary, and all microwaves and ovens vary in power, all cooking times are approximate and may need to be adjusted. Products are safe to consume when an internal temperature of at least 165°F is reached.

     

    Allergy Disclaimer:

    Duval County Public Schools Nutrition Program will be operating under a USDA special waiver for meal distribution. This option does not allow us to identify students by name and therefore we are not able to identify special food allergies.

     

     This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Items are subject to change and may vary by location.

     

    Be Safe! Use oven mitts or cloths to remove hot trays/pans from the oven or microwave. Be careful of steam or hot air when you open an oven door. Place hot food on a stable, heat resistant surface. Don’t forget to wash your hands! It’s important to wash your hands with soap and water before and after cooking and before eating.