Leek, pea and smoked ham pasta Recipe

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10 min


25 min

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


  • 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


  • 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.

  • Drain and pour boiling water from the kettle over the pasta to rinse away the starch. Return the pasta to the pan.

  • 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.

  • Add the cooked pasta and toss all the ingredients together. Season with black pepper and a little salt if required.

  • Once the pasta is heated through, transfer to a warmed serving dish, sprinkle with a few Parmesan shavings and serve immediately.

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