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.
30K 8 3.5
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Last modified on: September 30th 2018

Keywords for this recipe:PastaHamCheeseGratin sunday night
For 12 people, you will need:
  • 0 ham 200 g ham
  • 1 olive oil 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pasta 1 kg pasta
  • 3 mozzarella 160 g mozzarella
  • 4 Comté cheese 100 g Comté cheese
  • Total weight: 1,520 grams

Change to the quantities for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
6 min.45 min.51 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 7 min.
Mozzarella pasta bake : Photo of step #1
Fry 200 g ham (cut into small pieces) in a frying pan on medium heat with 4 tablespoons olive oil.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Mozzarella pasta bake : Photo of step #2
Cook 1 kg 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 160 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 100 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...
Keeping
Several days in the fridge.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,213 Kcal or 21,826 Kj229 gr684 gr173 gr
261 %88 %64 %26 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
343 Kcal or 1,436 Kj15 gr45 gr11 gr
17 %6 %4 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
434 Kcal or 1,817 Kj19 gr57 gr14 gr
22 %7 %5 %2 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 12 people : 5.84 €
  • Per person : 0.49 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
PastaPasta: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sunday night pasta, Tagliatelle with cockles, Penne with Mushrooms, Penne with purple artichokes, How to cook pasta properly, ... All
HamHam: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Two-cheese quiche, Ham à la Russe, Potato and two ham gratin, Croque-monsieur complet, Croque-monsieur potatoes, ... All
MozzarellaMozzarella: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella, Harvest Gratin, Grilled cheese, Quick flaky pizza, Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas, ... All
Comté cheeseComté cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks, Two-cheese quiche, Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin, Potato gratin, Mini cheese and mustard toasts, ... All
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