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  • Serves: 4-6

Baked Fussili pasta with Ham and Cheese

Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 500g Fusilli pasta
  • 4 large leeks, washed and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 250g gypsy ham, sliced/cubed
  • 2 cups grated cheese of your choice
  • 3 eggs
  • 500ml reduced fat cream
  • 1tsp dijon mustard
  • 1tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • Fresh thyme (optional)


Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
Bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook the Fusilli for 10-12 minutes until al dente.
Meanwhile, fry the leeks and garlic in a bit of olive oil (about 2tbsn) in a hot frying pan until soft and fragrant.
Beat the eggs in a glass jug and add the cream, mustard, salt and pepper.
Drain the pasta and layer half of it in a suitable oven-proof dish.
Top the pasta with the chopped ham, fried leeks and garlic and 3/4 of the cheese.
Add the rest of the pasta and pour over the cream mixture. Sprinkle some fresh Thyme leaves over the pasta and cover with the rest of the cheese.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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