Recipes Chicken and vegetable pasta bake

Recipes Chicken and vegetable pasta bake

Recipes Chicken and vegetable pasta bake

Recipes Chicken and vegetable pasta bake Roast chicken adds a wonderful flavour and texture to this satisfying comfort food Chicken and vegetable pasta bake


  • one tablespoon essential olive oil
  • 1 dark brown onion, coarsely cut
  • 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, ends trimmed, coarsely chopped
  • 2 corncobs, husks and silk removed, kernels removed
  • 2 zucchini, trimmed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g dried risoni pasta
  • 1 large Roast Chicken, skin and bones removed, meat shredded
  • 90g (1/4 cups) fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread)
  • 80g (1 cup) coarsely grated cheddar

Bechamel sauce

  • 60g butter, coarsely chopped
  • 50g (1/3 cup) plain flour
  • 750ml (3 cups) milk, warmed
  • 70g (2/3 cup) coarsely grated cheddar


  • Step 1 Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, corn kernels, zucchini and garlic and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Transfer to a great heatproof bowl.
  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain.

  • Step 3 To make the bechamel sauce, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Put the flour and cook, stirring, with regard to 1 minute or until the mixture bubbles. Remove from heat. Gradually put the milk, stirring constantly until well combined. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Simmer, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar.
  • Step 4

    Preheat oven to 190�C. Add the pasta, bechamel sauce and chicken to the zucchini mixture and stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the pasta mixture into a 3L (12-cup) capacity ovenproof dish.

  • Step 5

    Combine the breadcrumbs and cheddar in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the pasta mixture. Bake in oven with regard to 20-25 minutes or until golden. Function.