Leek, pea and smoked ham pasta recipe

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This delicious pasta recipes is full of goodness and a great healthy choice for all the family - plus it'll only take you 35 minutes to make. Head to goodtoknow.co.uk for more recipes

Serves1
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This delicious pasta recipes is full of goodness and a great healthy choice for all the family - plus it'll only take you 35 minutes to whip up

Ingredients

  • 50g (uncooked weight) pasta shapes
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 40g frozen peas
  • 2 baby leeks, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 slice smoked ham, chopped
  • 50g soft cheese
  • Parmesan shavings
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water containing the vegetable stock cube, adding the frozen peas for the last 3 minutes of cooking.
  2. Drain and pour boiling water from the kettle over the pasta to rinse away the starch. Return the pasta to the pan.
  3. Heat a non-stick wok or large frying pan, add the leeks and garlic and dry-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the smoked ham and soft cheese and cook for a further minute.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and toss all the ingredients together. Season with black pepper and a little salt if required.
  5. Once the pasta is heated through, transfer to a warmed serving dish, sprinkle with a few Parmesan shavings and serve immediately.
Top Tip for making Leek, pea and smoked ham pasta

Vegetarians can leave out the ham and substitute it with 30g of vegetarian cheese