About this recipe:A hearty pasta dish, which is super-easy to make. Pasta bows are baked with ham in a cheese sauce. Enjoy with fresh crusty bread, if desired.
225g pasta bows (farfalle)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 tablespoons plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon mustard
275g grated mild Cheddar cheese
115g cooked ham, julienned
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:25min › Ready in:45min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Saute garlic 30 seconds. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until smooth. Pour in milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly. Bring to the boil for 1 minute. Stir in mustard and cheese. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and stir in pasta and ham.
Pour into a 2 litre baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and golden