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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