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Creamy ham, leek & mushroom spaghetti

Creamy ham, leek & mushroom spaghetti

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal384
fat11g
saturates5g
carbs53g
sugars6g
fibre8g
protein21g
low insalt1.38g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced
  • 200g chestnut mushroom, 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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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 February 2010, February 2010

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Rating: 5 out of 5.153 ratings
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