Gluten Free Pasta Bake

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Kate Mate
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I was looking for something to make with the ingredients I had on hand, instead of going out and buying something when there was so many good ingredients in the pantry and fridge that I could use.

pasta bake waiting for cheese
Top with cheese and it's ready to bake

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

1/2 cup of tomato paste
1 cup of canned diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of chopped coriander
2 cups of gluten free corn spiral pasta
1 carrot grated
5 tablespoons of chick peas
8 slices of ham
1/3 cup of diced red onion
1/4 cup of grated tasty cheese

Start by cooking your pasta according to packet directions.
Meanwhile make the sauce. Add tomato paste, diced tomato chopped coriander and garlic to a bowl and mix to combine.
Sautée onion for 1 minute just to cook slightly.
Allow onion to cool before adding to the sauce.

pasta bake waiting for cheese
Allow onion to cool and add to the sauce

Dice the ham and set aside.
Drain and rinse the chick peas and set aside.
When pasta is cooked, drain and add to the sauce with the carrot, ham and chick peas.
Mix well to ensure everything is well coated in the sauce.
Pour into a square Pyrex dish and top with cheese.
Turn on the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and place pasta bake in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
For my salad I mix lettuce, cherry tomatoes, grated carrot and chickpeas.

pasta bake waiting for cheese
Serve with a salad and you've got a winner

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