Mozzarella pasta bake


Mozzarella pasta bake
A good way to use up leftover pasta, or cook some specially for this gratin with fried ham and two cheeses: diced mozzarella for melting texture and grated Comté for a nicely browned top.
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Last modified on: September 30th 2018

For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
6 min.45 min.51 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 7 min.
Mozzarella pasta bake : Photo of step #1
Fry 100 g ham (cut into small pieces) in a frying pan on medium heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Cook 500 g pasta.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Drain the pasta thoroughly.

Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C)

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Put the pasta back into the pan on low heat. Add the fried ham and 80 g mozzarella cut into small dice.

Stir well for a few minutes to combine well.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Tip the mixture into a buttered gratin dish.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Scatter the 50 g Comté cheese over the top...

Stage 7 - 30 min.
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...and bake for about 30 minutes (do watch the colour towards the end).

Remarks

This is perfect for a Sunday evening supper when you are wondering "What are we going to eat tonight?"

If you don't have Comté, you can use any similar cheese you like: Cheddar, Gruyère, Emmental...

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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