Cheese and Ham Pasta Bake

Cheese and Ham Pasta Bake


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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.


Serves: 6 

  • 225g pasta bows (farfalle)
  • 50g butter
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 475ml milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 275g grated mild Cheddar cheese
  • 115g cooked ham, julienned
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour into a 2 litre baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and golden

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Lovely! Perfect for using up left over bits of ham joints. Quick and easy. - 05 Apr 2014


Kids loved it - 19 Feb 2016

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