Karen's Chicken, Ham & Mushroom Bake

I love cooking with this teeny tiny conchigliette pasta. These little shells absorb all the delicious, slightly creamy ingredients … made with very low fat quark too so not as heavy as your usual pasta bake but equally as delicious!

Serves: 4 - 6

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees & heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok on medium & add the onion, meanwhile bring a large pan of salted water to the boil & add the pasta, turn down the heat slightly & cook til al dente (approximately 10 minutes). Drain, fill the pan with cold water & tip the pasta back into the water, stir then drain again.

Add the chicken, chopped bacon & mushrooms to the onions & cook for approximately 10 minutes then add the ham trimmings, mix through & cook for a couple of minutes more.  Now add the quark & marinade & when simmering, add 100g of the grated cheddar & mix well. At this stage taste & season if required & add the well drained pasta. Take off the heat & put the contents into a shallow roasting dish approximately 14in x 10in then sprinkle with the rest of the cheese & chopped parsley. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

NOTES

You can use any ham for this recipe but I particular like the ham trimmings pack Morrisons sells which are offcuts of their baked ham as all the pieces are of different size & thickness

To make this recipe a little more indulgent, replace the quark with single or double cream

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees & heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok on medium & add the onion, meanwhile bring a large pan of salted water to the boil & add the pasta, turn down the heat slightly & cook til al dente (approximately 10 minutes). Drain, fill the pan with cold water & tip the pasta back into the water, stir then drain again.

Add the chicken, chopped bacon & mushrooms to the onions & cook for approximately 10 minutes then add the ham trimmings, mix through & cook for a couple of minutes more.  Now add the quark & marinade & when simmering, add 100g of the grated cheddar & mix well. At this stage taste & season if required & add the well drained pasta. Take off the heat & put the contents into a shallow roasting dish approximately 14in x 10in then sprinkle with the rest of the cheese & chopped parsley. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

NOTES

You can use any ham for this recipe but I particular like the ham trimmings pack Morrisons sells which are offcuts of their baked ham as all the pieces are of different size & thickness

To make this recipe a little more indulgent, replace the quark with single or double cream

Ingredients