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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