You know those days when you get home from work late, you’ve had an ordinary day, and the last thing in the world you want to do is muck around in the kitchen for an hour or so slaving over a hot oven? Yeah, I hate those days too. Instead of ducking out and getting some junk food or some other type of take away I like to run through my list of 15 minutes or less recipes.
This Chicken, Rocket & Pasta Bake recipe is a relatively new one in my arsenal, in fact I’ve only made it once! But, it was pretty damn good so I figured I would share it with you anyway.
Ok your ingredients for this Chicken, Rocket & Pasta Bake recipe are;
- 250gm Angel Hair Spaghetti (half pack)
- 500gm Chicken Mince (you could also use beef)
- 1 Brown Onion (medium sized), finely sliced
- 2 Tbs Tomato Paste
- 500gm Pasta Sauce
- Hand full of fresh Rocket (you could also use Baby Spinach)
- 4 or 5 fresh Basil leaves, finely chopped
- 1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese, grated
- Parmesan Cheese, shaved or finely grated
- Splash of Olive Oil
First up get a big pot of water on the boil to cook the pasta. Angel Hair Spaghetti is really thin and will only take about 2 minutes to cook. Once it’s cooked, drain it and set aside.
Put a splash of Olive Oil in a frying pan, I used a wok, and fry off the onions till they are translucent. Once the onions are clear add in the Chicken Mince and cook till it’s lightly browned.
Now that the mince is browned add in the Tomato Paste, give it a good mix around and let it cook for about a minute, then add in the jar of Pasta Sauce.
Add in the basil now, cook for another minute and then the first stage is done.
Back to the already cooked Angel Hair Pasta. Put the drained pasta into a baking dish, splash a small amount of Olive Oil over it so that it doesn’t stick together too much, now add the handful of Rocket (or Spinach).
Pour over the cooked Chicken Mince and spread it out so that it covers the Angel Hair Spaghetti and Rocket, once that’s done spread the grated Mozzarella Cheese, and then the Parmesan Cheese all over the top of the mince mixture.
Put the Chicken, Rocket & Pasta Bake into the oven for about 15 minutes, at 200 degree’s C, or until the top starts to brown.
Serve it up with some Garlic Bread, a green salad, and a nice Cabernet Sauvignon. Lovely!
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