Leek & Ham Pasta Bake


This is a classic simple pasta dish made from the best ingredients with a tasty cheese topping.

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Preparation Time: 15-20 Minutes

Ingredients

Pasta Shapes (dry)    100 grams 200 grams 300 grams
Ham (fresh diced)    100 grams 200 grams 300 grams
Leeks (diced)    40 grams 80 grams 120 grams
Onions (diced)    10 grams 20 grams 30 grams
Sweetcorn    40 grams 80 grams 120 grams
Cheese (grated)    125 grams 250 grams 375 grams
Margarine    15 grams 30 grams 45 grams
Milk (semi skimmed)    10 fl.ozs 20 fl.ozs 30 fl.ozs
Flour (plain)    15 grams 30 grams 45 grams
Method

1. Wash and dry all vegetables well. Prepare leeks into 1/4 inch dice. 2. Peel and dice onions. 3. Cut ham into 1/4 inch cubes. 4. Place the pasta in boiling water and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes making sure that it is not overcooked and still firm to the bite. 5. To make the cheese sauce, melt the margarine (or butter if preferred) in a saucepan over a low heat. 6. Sieve the required amount of flour and add to the melted margarine to form a smooth paste. 7. Very gradually add the milk a little at a time, mixing thoroughly after each step to keep the sauce smooth. After initially becoming thick the sauce will become thinner and smooth as you add the milk. 8. Grate the cheese (keeping a small amount back to sprinkle over the top of the bake). Add to the sauce and season to taste. 9. Once the cheese has melted slightly raise the heat if necessary and bring the sauce to the boil stirring constantly. Allow the sauce to thicken then reduce the heat. The sauce is now ready for your pasta dish. 10. Place the onions and leeks into a pan with a little oil and cook until tender. Add the ham and sweetcorn to the mix and cook for a further 4 minutes. 11. Mix the pasta with all the ingredients including the cheese sauce. 12. Place the pasta mixture into a suitable ovenproof dish, sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese and bake in a moderate oven Gas Mark 5 or 190°C until golden brown and piping hot. 13. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion

Crusty bread, salad or fresh vegetables.

Medical Diets

    Gluten Free

    Dairy Free

    Wheat Free

Beliefs

    Vegetarians

    Vegans

Occasion

    Picnic

    Party

    Sunday Lunch


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