Creamy ham & mushroom pasta bake

Creamy ham & mushroom pasta bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 5

Use up the leftovers in your fridge with this hearty family supper dish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
678
protein
31g
carbs
89g
fat
25g
saturates
14g
fibre
0g
sugar
8g
salt
1.58g

Ingredients

  • 500g bag farfalle
  • 50g butter, plus a little extra
  • 200g small mushrooms, halved
  • bunch spring onions, finely sliced
  • 50g plain flour
  • 500ml milk
  • 140g thickly cut ham, chopped
  • 140g mature cheddar, grated

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Method

  1. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions, then drain. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6, then melt a little butter in a large saucepan. Fry the mushrooms for a couple of mins, then scoop out and set aside. Use some kitchen paper to wipe out the pan.
  2. Melt the remaining butter in the pan, then add most of the onions and soften for 1 min. Stir in the flour for another min, then gradually stir in the milk until you have a lump-free sauce. Increase the heat and bubble the sauce, stirring for a few mins to thicken. Turn off the heat, stir in the ham and most of the cheese, then season to taste.
  3. Tip the pasta and mushrooms into a large ovenproof dish, then pour over the sauce and mix well in the dish. Scatter over the remaining cheese and spring onions, then bake for 10 mins until golden.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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karenchallinor's picture

I added red and yellow peppers instead of onions and finished off the topping with some mozzarella and cheddar. The whole family love this and it is great to make ahead.

magickat77's picture
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Brilliant recipe, so easy and adaptable - great for using up all sorts of leftovers. Makes loads as well so very economical :)

jenniferxo's picture
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This tasted lovely the whole family loved it! Instead of butter i used margirine and i used bacon instead of ham 300grams of it. Also the sauce gets abit thick so i added an extra 100ml. Next time i'll only cookk 250grams of pasta as 500grams was wayyy to much!. Deffo make this again :)

emmavictoria27's picture

I made in a hurry when some friends came over for an impromptu visit. Used what I had in the fridge so substituted ham for smoked bacon and added crushed garlic and fresh parsley to the sauce - delicious!

mollymango's picture
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This tasted wonderful, very creamy with scrumptious flavours, I had only a little problem getting the lumps out of the sauce, but once everything was mixed together, you didn't notice anyway. I will be doing this again!

lynnethomson's picture
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Really lovely comfort food. So versatile, you could add whatever you've got in the fridge. I usually just add a tin of sweetcorn but I think I'll be trying some of the suggestions above. Really scrummy and so simple to make :)

jnmartin's picture
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Second time we have made this now to use up leftover ham and it is delicious. We used leeks instead of spring onions. Made loads, so having it again tomorrow

rach22almora's picture
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Really nice, I added sweetcorn as well. Also had it for dinner the next night!

coxie347's picture
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This was really good - I replaced the ham with chicken and added peppers & red onion! One of my new favourites!

mandafers's picture
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Really enjoyed this recipe;very versatile depending on what it's in the veg drawer.

lynseydewilde's picture

my little girl loves this but will be trying other methods as suggested very very tasty

lynsaybrockhill's picture

Made this for tea a while ago, husband loved it....it's now a regular mid-week meal.

antsta23's picture
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Made this today, and it was very good. The sauce was flavourful and the meal is very inexpensive and quick to make. Will definitely make this again for the family.

jncwatson's picture
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Really delicious! I made it with ham but also stirred spinach through the white sauce. Also added a slug of sherry to the sauce which makes a huge difference! Finally, I sprinkled cheddar cheese AND parmesan on top. Fabulous comfort food.

jeanius's picture
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Enjoyed by all, although there was far, far too much pasta for us. Will only cook approx 300g next time. Added more mushrooms and more ham than stated. Will definitely cook this again. Might try with cooked sausages next time.

arthjones's picture
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Great fast recipe, used bacon instead of ham, brilliant!.

arthjones's picture
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Great fast recipe, used bacon instead of ham, brilliant!.

eva_anita's picture
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A great recipe, I used 170g farfalle (it's only the 2 of us) and halved the rest of the ingredients, adding some peas and some extra ham and 2 tbsp of grated Parmesan on top so that it browns nicely. I must say the sauce came out very thick so I added more milk, about 100 ml more. We loved it and ate almost everything, very little is left. I think it's a very versatile recipe, you can add whatever you like/have in the fridge. Next time I will try adding some tomatoes and Provence herbs for a different taste.

iruz88's picture
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I made this for my boyfriend. He was so in love with this..!!!!! I added 1 teaspoonful of dried oregano, and teaspoon of paprika sweet..!! The pasta was so wonderful. And we don't have to go for pasta anymore ... We have the best. This is a great recipe.. :) !!!!!

lauramcentee's picture
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Really tasty. Makes a large quantity so had as cold dish for lunch too. I also followed the suggestion of adding garlic, sweetcorn and peas. I used leek rather than spring onion.

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