Chicken and Cheese Pasta Bake

By April 16, 2019 May 16th, 2020 Chicken, Pasta/Rice
Chicken and Cheese Pasta Bake by cookingmealsforone.com

This delicious dish satisfies hungry tummies with its mouth-watering, cheesy flavour.  

Serves

1

Prep time

20 Minutes

Cooking time

25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orecchiette (pasta shells)
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • ½ cup baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 
  • 2 tablespoons corn kernels
  • ½ cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour 
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup grated cheese extra
  • Salt and Pepper to taste 

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180º
  • Cook pasta in boiling water for 8-10 minutes so it is still a little firm as will keep cooking in the sauce. Drain, rinse under cold water and place into mixing bowl.
  • Add shallots, spinach, capsicum, parsley, corn and chicken to the bowl.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan and add flour, stirring and cook for 1 minute over medium heat.
  • Add milk slowly while stirring to make sauce.
  • Add grated cheese and stir into sauce till cheese melts.
  • Add to mixing bowl and mix all ingredients together to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to small casserole dish. Top with extra cheese.
  • Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until heated through and golden brown.

Note:

  • This dish is so flexible by adding or omitting ingredients of choice

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