Meals and Courses

Broccoli and Ham Pasta Bake

cook 30 mins
  • 400 g (13 oz) spirali
  • 125 g (4 oz) tenderstem broccoli
  • 450 ml (3/4 pint) hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 200 g (7 oz) crème fraîche
  • 150 g (5 oz) ham, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 125 g (4 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to the pack instructions until al dente. Add the broccoli 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time and cook until just tender. Drain and return to the pan.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the stock, mustard and crème fraîche in a jug, then mix together with the pasta, broccoli, ham and half the Cheddar and season. Spoon into an ovenproof dish and scatter over the remaining cheese.
  • Place in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, for 15 minutes or until golden, bubbling and cooked through.
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