Pasta. Cheese. Chicken. Baked.

Gotta love a straight to the point post.

So here’s a yummy dinner. Hope you like it.

Easy to make. Easy to eat.

Easy to make. Easy to eat.

Smoked chicken pasta bake

1 cup broccoli florets
3 cups cooked macaroni (or other small pasta) – this recipe is great for using up leftover pasta
1 zucchini, grated
1 carrot, peeled, grated
1/2 red capsicum, finely diced
1 cup peas
2 cups diced smoked chicken, skin removed (or you can use regular poached chicken, but I HIGHLY recommend the smoked stuff)
1 tbsp chives or basil or parsley (optional, but nice)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
250g ricotta cheese (use full fat)
125g can creamed corn

Preheat the oven to 170C.

Steam or microwave your broccoli until just tender. (I just throw mine in the microwave for a minute or so). Drain off any liquid, chop into quite small pieces and throw into a large mixing bowl.

Add all the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and mix until really well combined. Season with pepper.

Scoop the lot into a medium baking dish. Press it down firmly and scatter extra cheese over the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden and the rest is bubbling.

Serves 2 adults & 2 kids.


Like this style dish?

Try Lulu’s favourite pasta bake
Or this Baked tuna & tomato rice

4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Mel B said,

    So this is what I’ll be making for dinner tonight! I even have smoked chicken breast in the fridge begging to be used – win!

  2. 3

    Rach said,

    I am laughing at myself right now – as I sit here looking for a healthy dinner to make for my family, I am eating chocolate brownies for breakfast. In my defence, I have a miserable cold and the baby was up all night……and they have berries in them LOL!

  3. 4

    I think I most definitely would like it (and so would my family). For a baked pasta it looks springy and fresh and not at all heavy. A perfect way to use leftover pasta (as you mentioned) and also little bits of fresh veggies.

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