Chicken pasta bakes
One of our favourite ways to get two meals from one roast chicken, pasta bakes are the big family feed you need on cold evenings. Keep it simple with our chicken pesto pasta bake, indulge in this cheesy chicken and broccoli bake or get a little bit fancy with this creamy tarragon chicken version.
Mac 'n' cheese
We love mac 'n' cheese, and we love baking it even more to get that crisp, golden layer of extra cheese and/or breadcrumbs. If you struggle with a dairy intolerance, check out out lactose-free version here; and when you've got nothing in the fridge, turn to your cupboards to make this tuna and tomato mac. Otherwise, we highly recommend this roasted garlic mac — it's our all-time fave.
Isn't everything better with bacon? This tasty mac 'n' cheese
with chopped streaky bacon rashers is a good way to convince the kids to eat their broccoli!
What is lasagne if not a classic pasta bake using Bolognese sauce? For something a little different that the kids will love, check out this easy cheesy baked spaghetti Bolognese.
Stuffed baked pastas are pasta bakes too! This chicken, spinach and ricotta cannelloni is our spin on a classic vegetarian dish (and if you're veggie, feel free to omit the chicken!). While it's not at all traditional, we also love our creamy ham and leek cannelloni, bringing Irish flavours to an Italian dish.
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