A creamy jerk pasta dish with just enough spice and cheesiness to keep you coming for more.
Have you even seen my first Rasta Pasta recipe? I probably should not be sending you over there. The pics are embarrassing. But I guess it shows growth.
This recipe has been my most searched recipe on the blog since I randomly posted this a few years back. At that time it was just me posting things as I made it with no effort really for people actually seeing it. Looking at that post I see how much more emphasis and detail I put into my posts now.
I decided to do an updated version of this recipe since it is still heavily searched and since I have gotten the measurements down to a better count. The method has not changed at all. It is still an easy recipe for a very tasty dish.
In my first attempt at making Rasta Pasta I included the chicken in the dish as a "one pot", this time I have presented it as an option to add the chicken or shrimp on the side. This makes it great for people who may not want to have chicken to just have the pasta.
I also slightly baked grilled my peppers for a bit before adding to the dish so that it had that fresh, crisp feel instead of it cooking all the way down in the dish.
You do not need a lot for this recipe. Chicken or you can even use shrimp, pasta, cheese, bell peppers, jerk seasoning, garlic, knorr parma rosa (target now carries this regularly) and green onions
You can choose to mix your chicken in as one pot or leave it on the side.
I also grilled my bell peppers for about 10 mins before adding them to the pot
And after a little mixing and cutting.. Voila.. Rasta Pasta and it was sooo yummy!
Now for the Recipe.
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 55
Keywords: entree vegetarian
Ingredients (serves 4)
InstructionsFor Chicken Breast
Season chicken with green seasoning or as you usually would.
Add 1 tsp of jerk seasoning.
Let sit. (can sit over night)
Heat oven to 350c
Place breasts in greased baking dish and cover with foil
Bake for 35 minutes
Remove foil, throw off any excess water and replace in oven to bake for another 25 minutes
Remove, strip and set aside
For Rasta Pasta
Boil Pasta as instructed on the box and strain (no more than 10 minutes)
In a medium pot heat oil on medium heat.
Add green onions and garlic and stir.
Add rest of jerk seasoning and stir for about 2 mins ensuring that onions are coated
Add milk and mix. Pay close attention that it does not burn
At this time you can also place the bell peppers (coated in olive oil, salt & Black pepper) in the oven
Add half pack of Parma Rosa powder
Add half of cheese and stir well
Add rest of Parma Rosa and cheese and mix well making sure that all clumps are dissolved.
Add half of pasta and stir.
If you want to add your chicken to the dish you can add it in here.
Add bell peppers
Add remaining pasta
Add a little more milk if all liquid has disappeared
Take off heat and serve
A few PRE cooking activities
- Bake chicken before you start to cook pasta
- Cut up bell peppers and prepare them so that it can be easily put in oven after chicken is done
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