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This Cheesy, Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake is sure to satisfy the fussiest of families eaters. Only 7 ingredients and surprisingly simple. A great combination of Chicken and Pasta, this is one of my favourites. I am sure that the kids will love this one. You can also hide some extra vegetables in there as well. With a couple of changes this recipe could also suit Vegetarians too. So you see, it’s easy, versatile and tastes great. Enjoy!
250g dried maccheroni pasta
4 cooked chicken drumsticks
100g baby spinach leaves
300ml light thickened cream
¾ cup semi-dried tomatoes
1 ½ cups grated parmesan cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly grase and line a 5cm-deep, 20cm x 28cm (base), 8 cup capacity baking dish.
Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water for 10 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, remove chicken meat from the bone. Thinly shred meat. Discard bones.
Drain pasta and return to saucepan. Add chicken, spinach, cream, tomatoes and 1 cup of parmesan.
Toss until well combined. season with salt and pepper.
Spoon mixture into prepared dish. Top with mozzarella and remaining parmesan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Spoon pasta bake onto serving plates. Serve.
Maccheroni can be substituted for another type of pasta such as penne or rigatoni
Line baking dish with non-stick baking paper
Can be re-heated next day at home or work
Great for parties
Use different varieties of cheese
Read the cooking directions on the pack of pasta you use
Can be cooked in smaller baking dishes or individual dishes