74% of school foodservice professionals use dried fruit to meet the National School Lunch Program fruit requirement – according to a 2016 survey

Cooking with cranberries is a fun and easy way to incorporate unique flavor, color and variety into school meals, from breakfast parfaits to lunchtime sandwiches. Whether dried, in sauce, frozen or fresh, cranberries are available year-round and count toward school foodservice fruit servings required by the USDA.

Foodservice Recipes

Not only do cranberries offer big health benefits in a tiny package, they also bring a major pop of flavor and color to sweet and savory dishes. Cooking (or baking, or assembling) with cranberries is an easy way to help meet National School Lunch Program fruit requirements.  Since dried fruit is creditable at twice its volume, even 2 Tbsp (1⁄8 cup) of dried cranberries per serving counts toward daily fruit requirements.

Cranzy Chicken Taco

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To Cook 15 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Glazed Cranberry & Broccoli Sauté

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To Cook 20 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry Fruit Oatmeal

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To Cook 10 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry Spinach Salad

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To Cook 25 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry Harvest Parfait

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To Cook  
Level Easy
Serving 48

Baked Winter Squash with Cranberries, Pears and Sweet Potatoes

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To Cook 40-50 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry Harvest Pasta Salad with Veggies

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To Cook 13-15 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry BBQ Chicken Sandwich

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To Cook 70-90 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry Chicken Salad on Flatbread

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To Cook 5 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry Rice Shaker Salad

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To Cook 45-55 minutes (for rice)
Level Easy
Serving 48

Razzy Cranberry Grape Gelatin

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To Cook 10 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry & Mushroom Citrus-Ginger Chicken with Veggies

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To Cook 20-25 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry Roasted Vegetable Wrap

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To Cook 30-35 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

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To Cook 15  minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry & Turkey Stuffing Casserole

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To Cook 1 hour
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry Turkey Picadillo

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To Cook 35 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48

Cranberry Salsa Chicken Wrap

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To Cook 25 minutes
Level Easy
Serving 48