Tray baked food are great food to prepare. Usually quite economical, it saves you time to prepare, and is also versatile to feed for one or a crowd.
This is a tray baked pasta that I come up with for the Bake Along. I have all the ingredients needed and it takes about 10-12 minutes of preparation and 20 minutes cooking time.
Chicken, Bacon and Thyme Pasta Bake
Recipe source: Whatever You Do
250g large spiral tricolour pasta
1 chicken breast fillets, small cubed (150g)
2 bacons, roughly chopped
10 Button mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoons plain flour
11/2 cup chicken stock
1 cups milk
a sprig of thyme
1/2 cup grated cheese, I use mozzarella
ground pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Cook pasta as per directions. While pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and brown chicken and bacon. Add mushrooms, stir until cooked. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
- Melt the butter in the pan, add flour an stir until a paste forms. Cook for 1 minute. Whisk in stock until combined. Add milk slowly, stirring until sauce thickens.
- Combine sauce, drained pasta and chicken mixture, pour into a baking dish. Top with grated cheese and bake for 20-25 min until golden.
Note: Served with a fresh salad. This tray baked has very little sauce which I like. It is not dry and pasta is coated with sauce and cheese.
This post is linked to Bake Along 'Baked Pasta' hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy kids, Lena from
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