Mushroom Marsala Pasta Bake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 367.2
  • Total Fat: 15.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.3 mg
  • Sodium: 564.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 21.9 g

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Introduction

Smitten Kitchen Marsala Pasta Bake w/ Chicken Smitten Kitchen Marsala Pasta Bake w/ Chicken
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1/2 pound (8 ounces) pasta of you choice 1 tablespoon olive oil
    3/4 pounds fresh mushroom, sliced
    1 small-to-medium yellow onion, halved & sliced thin
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    1/4 cup dry marsala wine
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 cups stock or broth
    1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
    4 ounces mozzarella, cut into small cubes
    7.3 oz. diced cooked chicken

Directions

Cook the pasta: Bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 1 to 2 minutes before perfect doneness. Drain and set aside.

Heat oven: To 400 degrees.

Make the sauce: Reheat your empty pasta pot over high heat. Add oil and once it is hot, add mushrooms and cook until they’ve begun to brown and glisten, but have not yet released their liquid. Reduce heat to medium-high, add onions, salt and pepper and saute together until the liquid the mushrooms give off is evaporated. Add Marsala and cook mixture, stirring, until it has almost or fully evaporated (depending on your preference). Add butter, stir until melted. Add flour, and stir until all has been dampened and absorbed. Add stock, a very small splash at a time, stirring the whole time with a spoon. Make sure each splash has been fully mixed into the butter/flour/mushroom mixture, scraping from the bottom of the pan and all around, before adding the next splash. Repeat until all stock has been added. Let mixture simmer together for 2 minutes, stirring frequently; the sauce will thicken. Remove pan from heat.

Assemble and bake dish: If you’re cooking in an ovensafe dish, add cooked pasta and stir until combined. Add in chicken at this junction. (If you’re not cooking in an ovensafe dish, transfer this mixture to a 2-quart baking dish.) Stir in half the parmesan, all of the mozzarella and two tablespoons of the parsley until evenly mixed. Sprinkle the top with remaining parmesan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until edges of pasta are golden brown and irresistible.

Serving Size: 4 generous portions, or 6 more moderate ones (I went w/ 6 for the calculation)

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