Ham and Cheese Bake

Ham and Cheese Bake


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This is a heartier version of homemade macaroni and cheese with bow tie pasta. This is the perfect use for leftover ham. Serve with a light salad.


Serves: 6 

  • 250g farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 65g butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
  • 125g cooked ham, julienned
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Saute garlic 30 seconds. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until smooth. Pour in milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil for 1 minute. Stir in mustard and cheese. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and stir in pasta and ham.
  4. Pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until bubbly and golden.

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