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Pasta With Ham and Leeks

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Introduction

I noticed there wasn't a pasta recipe with these ingredients and it's one of my all time favs. Even my husband can make this one:)

I noticed there wasn't a pasta recipe with these ingredients and it's one of my all time favs. Even my husband can make this one:)

Ingredients

Serves: 2-4

Metric Cups
  • 250 grams conchiglie pasta
  • 10 slices ham
  • 3 leeks
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 tub single cream (a small tub)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • butter (a knob)
  • parmesan cheese
  • 8⅚ ounces conchiglie pasta
  • 10 slices ham
  • 3 leeks
  • 1 chicken broth cube
  • 1 tub heavy cream (a small tub)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • butter (a knob)
  • parmesan cheese

Method

Pasta With Ham and Leeks is a community recipe submitted by Community and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Heat knob of butter with a little olive oil in a large frying pan. Add sliced and washed leeks to pan and coat in butter - let them fry briefly but ensure they don't go brown.
  • Dissolve chicken stock cube in 150ml boiling water and add to pan covering the leeks - you'll know at this stage whether to add more water. Let them simmer until they are completely soft, approx 20mins.
  • Chop ham into small squares but not matchsticks.
  • Bring pan of water to boil and salt. Add pasta and cool until al dente.
  • Add ham to frying pan with leeks as well as cream, season and stir. Let this simmer for a few minutes. Drain pasta and serve in bowls with sauce on top. Generously sprinkle with parmesan.
  • Heat knob of butter with a little olive oil in a large frying pan. Add sliced and washed leeks to pan and coat in butter - let them fry briefly but ensure they don't go brown.
  • Dissolve chicken broth cube in 150ml boiling water and add to pan covering the leeks - you'll know at this stage whether to add more water. Let them simmer until they are completely soft, approx 20mins.
  • Chop ham into small squares but not matchsticks.
  • Bring pan of water to boil and salt. Add pasta and cool until al dente.
  • Add ham to frying pan with leeks as well as cream, season and stir. Let this simmer for a few minutes. Drain pasta and serve in bowls with sauce on top. Generously sprinkle with parmesan.
  • Additional Information

    Remember to keep an eye on leeks and never let them get too dry - add water as and when needed. I wouldn't recommend mixing the sauce and pasta together. Definitely serve in bowls as sauce is quite runny. Enjoy x

    Remember to keep an eye on leeks and never let them get too dry - add water as and when needed. I wouldn't recommend mixing the sauce and pasta together. Definitely serve in bowls as sauce is quite runny. Enjoy x

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    • This is a stunning recipe, perfect in every way. Maximum flavour, minimal effort. Made this twice already with leftover Xmas ham. As my husband says "It's a keeper". Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

      Posted by Biker Babe on 6th January 2016
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