A different kind of “cake”

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I bought a pasta bake sauce just yesterday and decided to make it for dinner today. Just a simple dish that’s easy and fast to make.

    Ingredients


1 cup Dolmio’s pasta bake Creamy Sundried Tomatoes & Garlic Sauce
1 large chicken breast, diced
Pepper, to taste
Olive oil
2 cups pasta
1 cup or more frozen mixed veggies
1 cup cheese (used mixture of sharp cheddar, Parmesan & mozzarella

Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celcius. Saute diced chicken in olive oil with pepper. Prepare pasta as directed by packaging. Pour boiling water over frozen mixed veggies. Mix cooked pasta, cooked chicken, veggies and sauce in a large bowl. Transfer to baking dish (I used a cake baking tin because it fits perfectly) and sprinkle cheese over the mixture. Bake for 15 minutes.

(adapted from recipe provided on the sauce bottle)

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Pre-baking

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Post-baking

I think this is not really post-worthy material but I decided to post it anyway because I ingeniously used the cake tin to cook this in.

This recipe turned out quite well. The cheese was just enough, not too thick and cheesy, just enough to be crunchy and to add more flavours and protein to the dish. I think I would definitely turn to more shortcuts like this on weekdays.

2 cups of pasta was just enough for 2 small servings for dinner and 1 serving leftover for lunch. Next time I might increase the amount of ingredients to have enough leftover for lunch the next day.

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