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During this period of social-distance in quarantine and spending it inside at home, there are many ways to stay...

During this period of social-distance in quarantine and spending it inside at home, there are many ways to stay occupied, including cooking and baking! A recipe for homemade casserole would be the ideal way to pass your time productively and you end up with a delicious meal!


  • 400 grams of penne pasta,
  • 3 chicken breast fillets sliced and diced
  • White Sauce (canned or fresh)
  • Red Sauce (canned or fresh)
  • 1 can of mushrooms
  • 100 grams of grated cheddar cheese


  • Marinate the chicken and add a salt/pepper for seasoning and a tablespoon of mustard, rubbing it into the chicken, cooking oil of your choice, paprika, chili sauce and garlic.
  • After this, cover and refrigerate the chicken for 30 minutes.
  • Using the 30 minutes to begin making the casserole by boiling the pasta


  • Sauté the chicken in a pan till it turns a colour of brown and the juices have been absorbed or dried into it.
  • Canned or fresh red sauce will be sautéed in the pan with capsicum and the chicken before using the red sauce and chicken to layer the bottom of the glass/ceramic dish.
  • After this spread boiled pasta evenly while tossing in mushrooms.
  • Melt half of the grated cheese into the white sauce.
  • Spread the white sauce, distributing it fairly on top of the mushrooms and pasta, covering the entire area
  • Topping the pre-baked product with any choice of dried herbs, remaining grated cheddar and drizzled with sriracha for that extra spice.
  • Crack an egg and beat it till the yolk mixes with the white, spreading it over the top of the concoction.
  • Finally, bake it for a total of 40 minutes, the last 10 minutes it should be baked in the oven at 270-275 degrees Fahrenheit (although it varies from oven to oven), with the top-grill on until its surface is a shade of golden.

Note: It is optional to cover the casserole with aluminium foil if you do not want that extra crisp or have uncooked products

Viola! Homemade Casserole, fresh out of the oven - bon appetit!

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