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Turkey and pumpkin pasta bake

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Turkey and pumpkin pasta bake
This chicken and pumpkin pasta bake has a delicious flavour that will feed a house full of hungry mouths.

1/2 large butternut pumpkin, peeled and cubed

2 tbsp olive oil

500g rigatoni pasta, cooked

2 tbsp olive oil

3 turkey breast fillets, diced

3 rashers middle bacon, diced

70g butter

75g plain flour

960ml milk

1 tbsp chicken stock powder

180g cheddar cheese, grated

1 yellow pepper, sliced

30g peas

50g baby spinach leaves

60g parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat the oven to 180°C o gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Toss pumpkin in 2 tbsp olive oil and lay out on the tray. Bake for 30 minutes until golden. Set aside.

In a frying pan, heat a little oil and fry the turkey until it is golden. Add the bacon and cook for a further 4 minutes.  Set aside.

Using the same pan melt the butter and sprinkle in the flour. Stirring constantly, cook the flour for 2-3 minutes before pouring in the milk. Add the grated cheese and chicken stock powder.

Toss the chicken, bacon, peas, pepper, pasta, sauce, pumpkin and spinach leaves together. Pour into a large baking dish and sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until the pasta is heated through and the cheese is golden on top.

Serves
4

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Cheese, Pasta & Noodles, Turkey, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners, Pasta/Noodles

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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