Creamy ham, leek & mushroom spaghetti

Creamy ham, leek & mushroom spaghetti

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Creamy pasta needn't be off the menu when you're watching your weight - this one's low-fat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
384
protein
21g
carbs
53g
fat
11g
saturates
5g
fibre
8g
sugar
6g
salt
1.38g

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 300g spaghetti
  • 140g low-fat soft cheese (we used Philadelphia Light)
  • 85g wafer-thin smoked ham, shredded
  • small pack basil
  • 25g grated parmesan

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Stir in the leeks, 2 tbsp water and some seasoning, cover, then cook for 5 mins over a medium heat until softened. Add the mushrooms and garlic, then cook for 3 mins more. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to pack instructions, then drain, reserving a little of the cooking liquid.
  2. Stir the soft cheese into the leek and mushroom mixture, adding enough of the reserved pasta liquid to give a sauce-like consistency. Add the ham, basil leaves and Parmesan, then toss in the spaghetti.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2010

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0sweetcupcake0's picture
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I loved this one. The only adjustments I did to it were to add some creme fraiche as well as the cream cheese as I prefer my pasta to be more "saucey". I used applewood smoked ham too and it was truly delicious. Will definitely be making it again!

redhotbez's picture
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Fantastic!! Filling, tasty, low fat and cheap! Great for a large family like ours. Also very quick and simple. Will be making it again and agin!!

Hardly any washing up too :-)

lilmssquirrel's picture
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Disappointed. Desperately needs more seasoning - have never tasted anything so bland before. I make a similar dish with chicken to which I add concentrated chicken stock and creme fraiche. Won't be bothering with this one again. Low fat and low in taste!

sukicoop's picture
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Yummy, used ham bits instead of smoked and used milk instead of water from the spaghetti. Was delicious.

vicwiggers's picture
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Made it this evening, tasted great. Didn't have any basil, but it wasn't missed. Will definately be making again.

hunkamunka's picture
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I made this last night and my other half loved it. I on the other hand thought it could do with loads of seasoning! I used Philadelphia Light with chives but I think it would be better with the Garlic and herb one. Having said that, would make it again as its very filling and has the bonus of being low fat too!

annando's picture
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So tasty and so easy! The family didn't even know that this was low fat!!

maclews's picture
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this was good, quick and easy. I added some chili flakes to add some zing and as earlier comments , definitely needs lots of seasoning. I used creme fraiche and philly cheese that I had in the fridge. easy weekday meal.

hoiles123's picture
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A quick and easy dish, I also used creme fresh and added pea's and spinach, overall a very tasty dish...However remember to season well..

twiggles's picture
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Full of flavour and easy to make. Will make it again and again

sweetie01's picture
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I really liked this recipe, it was quick, easy and very tasty. Will definitely be making it again

nickythomas42's picture
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This is really tasty...i actually made it with thyme not basil and had some left over marscapone in fridge so used that instead of philly...but it was very tasty and definitely making again!

alexavw's picture
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used diced pancetta instead of the ham which was delicious!
Also followed the previous advise and used creme fraishe - great recipe

janbomyers's picture
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Delicious. Didn't have any ham so just missed it out, and it was still great.

jaebee's picture
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A very nice quick meal. I added a couple of tablespoons of low fat cream and used up some leftover ham sliced as thinly as I could manage. Will definitely make again.

gxf00u's picture
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Nice dish, if I were to make it again I would substitute with 120 grams of low fat cheese & 50 grams of creme fraishe. Plenty of seasoning required.

sohaila01's picture
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Very nice! Have made this once and will definitely be making it again! :)

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