How to make Pasta bake (with cheese and chicken)

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How to make Pasta bake (with cheese and chicken)

Introduction:

Pasta bake is a type of dish that is containing the pasta as the main ingredient. Pasta is mainly from Italian origin and is involved in a variety of dishes making. It is usually from the dinner course and is enjoyed a lot at the dining table. If left, you can also enjoy it the next day either cold or by heating it up in the microwave with a spoon of water to prevent it from drying out.

Pasta bake doesn’t only belong to Italian cuisine but it is also one of the favorite dishes of American and British cuisine. The pasta bake has a wide range of variety on the basis of ingredients it uses as the chicken pasta bake, ground beef pasta bake, vegetables pasta bake and many more. Cheese is also a top ingredient used in the pasta bake. In this article, the pasta bake with the cheese and chicken will be provided with its recipe and the nutritional value.

RECIPE

Servings:

This recipe of the pasta bake will yield about 3 servings of the cheesy chicken pasta bake.

Timing:

The total time required for this is about 1 hour that is split into 45 minutes of cooking and 15 minutes of preparation.

Ingredients:

  • About 200 g of the dried pasta
  • Half tablespoon of the vegetable oil
  • 1 and ½ large chicken breasts cut into small pieces
  • Half large onion that is peeled and chopped
  • and Half of the red bell pepper, chopped into small cubes
  • Half yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • Salt and pepper just to taste
  • 1 clove of the garlic, in minced form
  • Half tablespoon of the mashed tomato
  • ¼ teaspoon of the dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon of the dried thyme
  • 400 g of the thinly chopped tomatoes
  • 60 ml of the double cream
  • 50 g of the fresh baby spinach
  • and 50 g of the grated cheddar cheese
  • 50 g of the grated mozzarella cheese
  • Half of the small parsley bunch leaves separated

Directions for the procedure:

  1. First of all, preheat the oven up to 190 or 375.
  2. Take a large and deep pan and boil the water in it for cooking the pasta. Cook and boil the pasta in this water for less than 1 minute. Once the pasta is al dente then drain it and set aside.
  3. During the time when the pasta is cooking take a large frying pan and heat in it about a half tablespoon of oil. Then cook the chicken in this oil for about 5 minutes and then add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  4. After that, add the bell peppers, salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, thyme, and the mashed tomato, cooking and stirring for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Then mix the cooking mixture with the chopped tomatoes and the cream and bring to boil. After that add the boiled pasta and the spinach into it and cook with stirring.
  6. Once cooked, transfer the pasta mixture to a large baking dish and top it with the grated mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake it in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Delicious chicken cheesy pasta bake is ready. Serve it warm by garnishing with the parsley leaves.

Nutritional value:

This recipe will provide you about 417 kcal of energy along with 62 g of carbohydrates, 30 g of proteins and 20 g of fats.

Conclusion:

So, in a nutshell, pasta bake is a delicious and mouthwatering dish not only for the adults but also for children mainly from Italian cuisine. You would really like this recipe of the pasta bake when you will try in your kitchen.


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