Ham and Chicken Pasta Bake

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    55 min

    A wonderful pasta bake, which is just enough to feed two people. Pasta, ham and chicken are baked together in a creamy white sauce.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 2 

    • 45g egg pasta
    • 30g butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 250ml milk
    • 70g cooked, cubed chicken breast meat
    • 70g cooked, diced ham
    • 4 tablespoons chopped celery
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 85g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 1 teaspoon paprika

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
    2. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
    3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Mix in flour, heating until bubbly. Slowly whisk in milk. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly or until thick and smooth. Remove the saucepan from heat. Mix in the pasta, chicken, ham, celery, salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
    4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika and continue baking for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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    Reviews in English (77)

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    34

    Good casserole. Thanks to the other reviewers who repeatedly stated that this only serves 2, I doubled it. But even then, it barely fed all of us. Next time, I will have to triple the recipe. Also, I added 2 TBLS diced onions and sauted them in a TBLS butter with the celery so that they are cooked through and when I triple the recipe, I'm going to add more noodles. We like creamy but not "saucy."  -  13 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    18

    9 X 13 dish is too big. Use a 1 1/2qt dish. Excellent dinner.  -  28 Sep 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    16

    YUMMY is all that I have to say! This was a hit. What a great warm-your-insides dish for winter! The only suggestions that i have are: - when making the cream sauce add cheese to it, it makes a huge difference since the cream sauce is bland. - try using small rotini noodles it bakes up great as well and it more filling - i followed someone else's suggestion and sauteed onions and the celery and it was a great addition. - without a doubt you have to triple this recipe. That made enough for one supper and one lunch (leftovers) for my husband and I which was perfect.  -  31 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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