Baked Chicken Pasta
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Baked Chicken Pasta

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Creamy and super flavourful baked chicken pasta, made with sausages and veggies which are tossed in a luscious bechamel sauce. This comforting casserole recipe is ideal for a cold winter night.

Baked Chicken Pasta

I love to make baked pasta dishes in winters. They are easy, delicious and perfect to feed your entire family. This baked chicken pasta dish is my favourite! It is loaded with sliced chicken sausages and bell peppers. To assemble this casserole, just saute the chicken and veggies in some butter. Cook the pasta. Make the bechamel or white sauce, which is so simple to make yet tastes heavenly. Then mix them all together. Pour it into a baking dish. Add lots and lots of mozzarella cheese over the top and bake!

Dig into this crave-worthy and satisfying dish immediately after taking it out of the oven. It will taste divine! If you like then you can also make it ahead of time. You can actually refrigerate it for up to 3 days. And whenever you like to serve it just pop it into the oven and bake.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Bake Time: 10 min

Total Time: 45 min

Serves: 2 people

Ingredients:

For the pasta:

  • 250g or 2.5 cups fusilli pasta
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 150g chicken sausage, sliced
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1.5 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated

For the white sauce:

  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and butter. Allow it to melt.

Once it starts bubbling, add chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. The onions should become soft and translucent. Then add the chopped garlic and cook until the raw smell disappears. Keep stirring occasionally.

Add the sliced chicken sausages and cook for a few minutes. The sausages should become light golden in colour.

Baked Chicken Pasta

Then add all the chopped bell peppers, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper powder. Give it a toss and cook for a minute or two. Turn the heat off and keep it aside. Preheat oven to 180-degree Celcius.

Heat water in a pot over a high flame. Once it starts boiling, add salt and pasta. Give it a stir and cook over a medium flame until al dente. Then drain the pasta and add it directly to the cooked vegetables.

To make the white sauce, melt butter in a sauce over medium flame.

Add all-purpose flour and mix well.

Continue to cook for a few minutes until it is fragrant. It may take 2-3 minutes.

Pour a little milk, give it a good whisk. Make sure there are no lumps. Then pour the rest of the milk. Whisk again. Bring it to a boil and once it starts thickening, add garlic, onion and black pepper powder. Season it with a little salt. Mix well and cook for a few seconds.

Turn the heat off and directly pour the sauce over the pasta. Give it a gentle mix.

Transfer the pasta to a baking dish and sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese over the top.

Baked Chicken Pasta

Keep it in the oven and bake at 180-degree Celcius for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese melts and becomes slightly golden in colour.

Baked Chicken Pasta

Serve it immediately. If you like then you can also store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Baked Chicken Pasta

Baked Chicken Pasta

Creamy and super flavourful baked chicken pasta, made with sausages and veggies which are tossed in a luscious bechamel sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Baking Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

For the pasta:

  • 250 g or 2.5 cups fusilli pasta
  • 1 medium-sized onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 150 g chicken sausage sliced
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1.5 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese grated

For the white sauce:

  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and butter. Allow it to melt.
  • Once it starts bubbling, add chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. The onions should become soft and translucent. Then add the chopped garlic and cook until the raw smell disappears. Keep stirring occasionally.
  • Add the sliced chicken sausages and cook for a few minutes. The sausages should become light golden in colour.
  • Then add all the chopped bell peppers, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper powder. Give it a toss and cook for a minute or two. Turn the heat off and keep it aside. Preheat oven to 180-degree Celcius.
  • Heat water in a pot over a high flame. Once it starts boiling, add salt and pasta. Give it a stir and cook over a medium flame until al dente. Then drain the pasta and add it directly to the cooked vegetables.
  • To make the white sauce, melt butter in a sauce over medium flame.
  • Add all-purpose flour and mix well.
  • Continue to cook for a few minutes until it is fragrant. It may take 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour a little milk, give it a good whisk. Make sure there are no lumps. Then pour the rest of the milk. Whisk again. Bring it to a boil and once it starts thickening, add garlic, onion and black pepper powder. Season it with a little salt. Mix well and cook for a few seconds.
  • Turn the heat off and directly pour the sauce over the pasta. Give it a gentle mix.
  • Transfer the pasta to a baking dish and sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese over the top.
  • Keep it in the oven and bake at 180-degree Celcius for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese melts and becomes slightly golden in colour.
  • Serve it immediately. If you like then you can also store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Keyword casserole recipe, pasta bake, white sauce pasta

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