italian baked chicken & sausage pastina

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Kimi Gaines
from orlando, FL

My daughter took a recipe of Giada De Laurentiis and made it her own. It was so flavorful. She made it for the family for "Mother's Day" Very Yummy!!

serves 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For italian baked chicken & sausage pastina

  • 1 c
    pastina pasta
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 c
    cubed chicken breast (1-inch cubes)
  • 1 lb
    bulk sausage
  • 1 c
    diced onion
  • 2
    14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c
    minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt & pepper
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, plus more for buttering the baking dish
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How To Make italian baked chicken & sausage pastina

  • 1
    PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 400F
  • 2
    BRING A LARGE POT SALTED WATER TO A BOIL OVER HIGH HEAT. ADD THE PASTA AND COOK UNTIL JUST TENDER, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY. ABOUT 5 MINUTES. DRAIN PASTA INTO A LARGE MIXING BOWL.
  • 3
    MEANWHILE, PUT THE OLIVE OIL & GARLIC IN A MEDIUM SAUTE PAN OVER MEDIUM HEAT. ADD THE CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE AND COOK TILL NO LONGER PINK. ADD IN ONIONS TILL SOFT. PUT MEAT MIXTURE IN BOWL WITH PASTA. STIR TO COMBINE. ADD IN MOZZARELLA CHEESE, PARSLEY TOMATOES, SALT AND PEPPER. PLACE MIXTURE IN A 9X13 BAKING DISH. IN A SEPARATE BOWL COMBINE BREAD CRUMBS AND PARMESAN CHEESE, SPRINKLE OVER TOP OF THE PASTA MIXTURE. DOT THE TOP WITH SMALL BITS OF BUTTER. BAKE UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN, ABOUT 30 MINUTES.

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