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Ham and leek macaroni cheese recipe

Ham and leek macaroni cheese recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 468 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 leeks, finely sliced
  • 600ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 75g blue cheese
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 130g ham
  • 300g rigatoni pasta
  • 50g Cheddar
If you don't have any leeks, try using spring or white onions instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 25%
  • Saturates

    9g 45%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    0.9g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 53.2g Protein 22.8g Fibre 3.7g


  1. Put a splash of olive oil in a medium saucepan over a low heat, add the leeks and sweat until softened. Pour in the milk and bring to the boil, add the mustard and the blue cheese and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix the cornflour and 2 tsp water in a bowl then whisk into the milk mix. Stir until thickened and season to taste. Chop the ham into pieces and stir through.
  3. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions (until firm to the bite) then drain off and run under cold water. Mix in with the sauce.
  4. Pour the pasta into a large ovenproof dish and top with grated Cheddar cheese. Grill under a medium grill until golden.

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