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Nothing beats this! it's so cheap yet full of flavour! And really malleable, you can add literally anything to it! It is by far the easiest thing to make, and tastes even better if left a day.

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IngredientsServes: 2

  • 1-1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil (for frying)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 3 to 4 slices back bacon, sliced into squares
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried coriander leaf
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 to 2 large chicken breast fillets, sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 (400g) tin peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash any hot sauce (I swear by Cholula®!)
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 110g any pasta, such as penne or fusilli, cooked
  • 1 handful grated cheese, such as mozzarella or Cheddar

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:50min

  1. Heat the oil, add the cumin seeds and fry until the oil bubbles.
  2. Add the chopped bacon, onions, garlic, ground cumin, coriander and Italian seasoning, fry until bacon is cooked and the onion is golden, stir frequently.
  3. Add the chicken and paprika, stir well and cook through thoroughly.
  4. Once the chicken is completely cooked, pour the tomatoes into a sieve (over the cooking pot). Use your hand (or a spoon) to crush the tomatoes finely through the mesh, then add the remaining pulp, you can add tomato purée too if you wish.
  5. Add the peppers, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce then stir. Cover and simmer for around 30 mins (use your initiative!). Stir occasionally, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve on pasta with cheese.

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Unfortunately my first impression is the picture. It looks nothing like any chicken I have ever seen or made ....-06 Apr 2016

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Source: Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta by TipHero

As mentioned earlier, Tip Hero is the creator behind this recipe and they have made a video tutorial to step you through.

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Chicken Bacon Pumpkin Pasta Bake

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 – 10 (nutrition info is for 10 servings) 1 x


Chicken Bacon Pumpkin Pasta Bake! Caramelized onions make for a rich and velvety pumpkin sauce to blanket that shredded chicken with love.


For the Pumpkin Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 yellow onion
  • a splash of white wine (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 18 ounces pumpkin puree (about 2 cups )
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (or just ground)
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste

For the Pasta:

  • 1 lb. uncooked pasta
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Mozzarella or other white melty cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • crumbled, cooked bacon (as much or little as you want)
  • parsley for topping


  1. Caramelize the onions: Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cut the onion into thin slices and add to the melted butter in the pan. Keeping the heat on medium-low, cook the onions until they are caramelized and deep golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. You can add a splash of white wine as they’re cooking to get a little extra sweetness.
  2. Make the sauce: Puree the garlic, pumpkin, chicken broth, milk, olive oil, salt, sage, nutmeg, and pepper in a blender until smooth. Add to the caramelized onions in the pan and cook until heated through.
  3. Prep pasta and chicken: Cook the pasta according to package directions, stopping a little early so they are still firm enough to hold their shape in the oven. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil and add the chicken, cooking for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink. Remove from the water when cool enough to handle, shred the chicken.
  4. Assemble and bake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Toss the cooked pasta, chicken, and bacon with the pumpkin sauce and 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese. Transfer to a greased 9吉 baking dish, top with remaining cheese and cover with greased foil to prevent sticking. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and let stand a few minutes before serving.

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Even though some of my kids don’t like mushrooms, I leave them in because I love them in this recipe (they just pick them out!).

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  • 4 chicken breast, marinated, grilled and sliced
  • 12 oz pack of bacon, diced small
  • 1 onion, diced small
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • 16 oz pasta, cooked al dente with 1/2 cup pasta water reserved

Fry bacon until extra crispy. Remove bacon and set aside. Remove all but 2 Tablespoons of bacon grease from the pan. Over medium heat, saute the onions in the remaining bacon grease for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute, stirring constantly. Set aside. Drop the pasta in boiling water and cook until Al Dente, according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, in a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, Parmesan cheese, heavy cream, salt and pepper until smooth. When the pasta is done, reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water before draining the pasta and placing it back in the hot pot. While the pasta is still really hot, slowly drizzle in half of the egg mixture, stirring the pasta the whole time. The sauce will become thick and should coat the pasta. After adding half of the sauce, add the frozen peas, bacon, and sauteed onion/garlic. Finish adding the sauce, stirring until it’s all combined. Then add the reserved 1/2 cup of the pasta water to help with consistency. Toss with grilled chicken and enjoy!

What is a Ragu?

Ragu’s are typically meat-based sauces that utilize a braising method to cook. Braising uses a combination of dry a moist-heat cooking. For this recipe, the chicken is browned in the bacon grease (dry heat) to create color and produce flavors by Maillard browning. The chicken and vegetables are then slowly simmered in the chicken stock (moist-heat cooking). This allows the ragu to infuse the flavors from all of the ingredients in the pot, and dissolve the meat’s collagen into gelatin that helps thicken the dish and make the meat more tender over time and low temperature.

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