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Chicken, pumpkin and cheese pasta bake

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Chicken, pumpkin and cheese pasta bake
This pasta bake is packed full of delicious flavours.
 

1/2 large butternut pumpkin, peeled and cubed

2 tbsp olive oil

500g rigatoni pasta, cooked

4 tbsp olive oil (additional)

3 chicken breast fillets, diced

3 rashers, diced

70g butter

65g plain flour

960ml milk

1 tbsp chicken stock powder

165g cheddar cheese, grated

55g parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 6.

Sprinkle 2 tbsp of the olive oil over the pumpkin and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan and cook the chicken on a medium heat until golden.

Once cooked, add the bacon to the pan and cook for a further 4 minutes.

Remove the bacon and chicken and use the pan to melt the butter. Add the flour and cook for 3 minute, stirring constantly.

Pour in the milk a little at time until the mixture is smooth. Add the cheese and stock.

Combine the chicken, bacon, pasta and pumpkin to the sauce.

Pour into a large baking dish and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Bake in oven for 25 minutes until the cheese is golden on top

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Cheese, Chicken

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Family Dinners, Pasta/Noodles

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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