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Garden Peas Cheesy Pasta Bake

Enjoy Claire Marie (@clairemariecuisine) ‘s recipe for this family friendly pasta bake with Green Isle Garden Peas. A great way to help you sneak more veggies on the dinner plate. Pasta bakes are also a great dish to batch cook in advance, simply freeze until needed on busy weeknights after work or school.

Ingredients

250g of penne or fusilli pasta
1 onion finely chopped
1 small pack of lardons or bacon diced
2 chicken breasts cut into bitesize pieces
1 carrot, finely chopped
Handful of cherry tomatoes
480ml (2 cups) of passata
200g Green Isle Garden peas
Splash of Tabasco sauce (optional)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 teaspoons of Oregano
Salt and Pepper to season
120g of grated cheese

Method:  

  1. Preheat oven to 180C fan.
  2. Place the pasta into a saucepan of boiling hot water and cook until al dente, drain and set aside.
  3. In a large pan, add 1 tbsp of oil then the chicken and bacon and cook through. Remove from the pan.
  4. Add the 2nd tbsp of oil to the pan and add the onion, carrot and tomatoes. Fry for a couple of minutes then add the passata. Season to taste, adding the oregano and tabasco. Simmer for 15 min.
  5. Then add the garden peas and the cooked meat.
  6. Fill an oven proof dish with the pasta then with the vegetable mixture. Top up with the grated cheese and bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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