Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

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Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Irish

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g macaroni or other tubular durum Pasta
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 50 g bacon rashers chopped
  • 1 chicken breast sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 400 ml tomato passata
  • 50 ml cream optional
  • 75 g cheddar grated
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Over a medium heat, heat a sauté pan with a drizzle of oil. Add the onion, garlic, green pepper and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and bacon and continue to sauté for a further 3-4 minutes until the chicken colours well. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Add the tomato puree, tomato passata and cream and bring to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring to combine well the ingredients.
  • Remove from the heat and add the sauce to the pasta. Toss to combine and place in a ceramic oven dish. Sprinkle the cheese over the pasta and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until coloured and piping hot.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately with some salad leaves.
Keyword mid-week, pasta, quick and easy