Going to University means (unless you are in catered accommodation) that it is time to learn to cook! Here’s a quick and simple recipe I created by experimenting with leftovers from the week 🙂
Ingredients (serves 4)
12 oz pasta (I used Farfalle but any pasta shape will work)
1 packet cooked ham (the sandwich type)
2 handfuls spinach (frozen or fresh)
4-6 mushrooms (optional)
200 ml semi-skimmed milk
1 tbsp butter/margarine
Flour (ideally plain but you can get away with SR)
- In a pan cook the pasta as stated on the packet.
- Meanwhile, melt the spread in a second pan on a medium heat.
- When the spread has melted and the milk and stir well.
- Add a 2-3tsp of flour at a time to the milk/spread mix and stir well. Keep adding flour until the sauce is at your desired thickness (remember the sauce will thicken further in the oven)
- Chop the ham and mushrooms up into small pieces.
- When the pasta is cooked; drain and add to pan with the sauce along with the ham, spinach and mushrooms and mix together. Season with black pepper to taste.
- Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle the top with a generous helping of your preferred cheese (I used Parmesan)
- Cook for 25-30 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.
- Enjoy! If there are any leftovers, simply put them in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within 2 days.