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Cheesy Ham and Pea Pasta Bake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Cheesy Ham and Pea Pasta Bake, a delicious dinner recipe no matter the season. Creamy, rich, ridiculously easy to make, this pasta bake can be made with any leftover gammon or ham, or with deli ham. A big hit with kids and grown-ups alike, this pasta dish will make its way on the table again and again. My ham and peas pasta is one of my favourite pasta recipes that the kids enjoy every single time. The cheesy white sauce is absolutely delicious and easy to make.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta bake recipes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 441 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups greated white cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked ham
  • 1 cup cooked peas
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

  2. White the pasta is cooking, make the white sauce.

  3. Melt the butter in a large pan, add the flour and whish well.

  4. Pour in the milk, and whisk well on a low to medium heat until the sauce thickens.

  5. Add half of the grated cheese, parmesan and ground pepper.

  6. When the pasta is ready, drain the water and add the pasta to the sauce.

  7. Add the cooked peas and ham, and mix well.

  8. Transfer everything to an oven-proof dish.

  9. Top with the remaining cheese.

  10. Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for about 20 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Ham and Pea Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 527mg22%
Potassium 372mg11%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 362mg36%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.