As restaurants gear up for patio season, offering craveable menu items will be key for drawing in diners. Creative dishes using versatile, high-quality ingredients that offer the consistency operators need and the great taste customers want is the perfect solution for creating great summer menu offerings without having to stock dozens of new ingredients. Dairy products from Land O’Lakes make it easy to create a range of dishes that taste great and don’t max out your labor back of house. Here’s a few ideas to get started on planning for the upcoming season.
Apps and shareables
Loaded fries are a tried-and-true crowd-pleaser, and kicked up with zesty chorizo, they’re perfect for summer. To make Loaded Fries with Chorizo, heat Land O Lakes® Queso Bravo® Cheese Dip and drizzle the hot cheese, along with cooked chorizo, over hot and fresh fries.
Another great option for sharing with the table is BBQ Brisket Tostadas with Mexican Cheese Sauce. Top tostada shells with BBQ beef brisket that’s pulled or shredded, then finish the dish with chihuahua cheese, Land O Lakes® Queso Bravo® Cheese Dip with Jalapenos and Red Peppers, pickled red onion, cilantro, sliced radishes, jalapeno slices and green onion.
By using heat-and-serve cheese sauces from Land O’Lakes, operators can feel confident serving a dish with a delicious sauce—no worries about the sauce breaking or concerns about consistency from batch to batch. Best of all, a premium prepared cheese sauces can be used on an array of apps and shareables—anywhere cheese is welcome!
Keep the southwest flavor alive with a Chicken Burrito Suiza. Made with shredded chicken, onions and peppers, salsa verde and Land O Lakes® Extra Melt® Shredded American Cheese, it’s the perfect hearty option for diners looking for something substantial.
And for burger lovers, operators can’t miss with a Fajita Burger, topped with onions, red and green bell peppers and Land O Lakes® Extra Melt® White Cheese Sauce. It’s a tasty, indulgent option that’s great for cookout season—and beyond—and thanks to this premium prepared cheese sauce, it comes together quickly.
Choosing cheese sauces, shredded cheeses and other dairy products makes menu planning simple. To learn more about Performance Dairy products from Land O’Lakes that are great for patio season eats, click here
This post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes Foodservice