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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Chicken Pasta Primavera Pie


        I am not exactly sure how long this recipe has been in the family, but I know it has been at least 20 years.  It has always been a favorite and it has always been my job to make.  See, I am the oldest of 6 kids.  MiMi was very good at making dinner for us, but she only had so much time to devote to dinner.  Luckily I have always loved to cook, so if a recipe called for more steps than she was willing to take she just had me do it.  But don't take that as a sign that this is hard to make, it really isn't!



    Just take it as a sign that boiling noodles, cooking chicken and then having to bake it all while making sure everyone gets to dance practice, baseball practice, soccer games and having homework done sounds like more than you might want to do if there is somebody perfectly willing and able who will do it for you!  Or something like that, right MiMi?

     The pasta shell is really easy to put together and the fact that your pasta comes out in pie form just makes it that much more fun to eat!  We had never seen anything like it before.  I remember making it for special occasions and special visitors and it was always gobbled up!  




Chicken Pasta Primavera Pie

Ingredients:

Crust:
1/2 pound spaghetti, cooked to al dente (I used whole wheat)
1 T butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Filling:
3 cups frozen California mix vegetables (or 1 12.75 oz pkg)
1 1/2 cups chicken, cooked and diced
1/4 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup whole milk
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp basil leaves
1/2 tsp oregano leaves

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a deep dish pie plate
  2. Defrost vegetables and drain.  Set aside.
  3. To make crust, mix together butter, eggs and Parmesan.  Stir in noodles until well coated.  Dump into prepared pie dish and spread over sides and bottom to form a the crust.
  4. In a large bowl, toss defrosted veggies and chicken in flour.  Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Spread in pasta crust and cover tightly with foil.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until set.  Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
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10 comments:

  1. You got it pretty close Carlee. I believe that the first time we had it was right after Collin was born. We had recently read through a new cookbook I got and you marked this as a recipe you thought you'd like. When I came home from the hospital you surprised the family with this special dinner. It was so good and could be made with ingredients we usually had on hand. Everyone would be so happy whenever you decided it was time to make it again.

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    1. It was definitely fun to make again. It had been a while!

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  2. Looks yummy! My kids love pasta so I know they would like this. I come from a family of 6 kids too! 😀

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    1. That is so much fun! My dad is one of six also. I think one of my siblings is going to have to be the one to carry on the tradition though ;-)

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  3. OH Carlee, I too am one of six and the second oldest.
    I really like this recipe and I'd love to try it sometime! TFS.
    Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

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    1. Who would have thought so many of us would be from six kid families?! It is making me smile this morning!

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  4. I love pasta and we are getting into the perfect time of year for it!

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    1. Yes we are! Pasta is a part of a lot of my favorite comfort foods.

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  5. Yup, my husband would love this! I love using the spaghetti as the pie crust! So great! I need to make this asap! Thanks for always sharing your great recipes with us at #ThrowbackThursday and can't wait to see you this week!

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    1. Thanks for hosting, it is always fun to share!

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