Cheesy Leek & Spinach Pasta Bake

Cheesy Leek & Spinach Pasta Bake

Ingredients:

  • 200g wholemeal penne pasta
  • 3 leeks
  • 1 white onion
  • 4 tsp mustard powder
  • 300g baby spinach
  • 200g cherry tomatoes
  • 70g plain flour
  • 400ml milk
  • 150g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 20g butter

Method:

  1. Finely slice the leeks and onion and soften in a pan with the butter for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a saucepan of salted water according to the packet direction.
  3. In a jug mix the milk with the mustard powder and plain flour. make sure there are no lumps.
  4. Once the leeks and onion have softened add in the milk mixture and cook for another 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
  5. Then add in the drained pasta, and mix in to the leek mixture with 100g of the cheddar cheese.
  6. Place the tomatoes in to the pan and mix through.
  7. Pour the mixture into a pie dish and cover with the remaining grated cheese.
  8. Place under the grill for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  9. Serve & enjoy!

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