Love Beets Beetroot
Good for You
how to buy
Back to Recipe index
Creamy pasta bake with beetroot & smoked ham
What you'll need:
1x 500g pack of natural Love Beets
Beetroot, cut into 1cm cubes
375g dried pasta shapes, e.g. conchiglie, fusilli or penne
1 onion, finely chopped
50g unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tbsp plain flour
150ml double cream (or extra milk for a less rich option)
150g mature cheddar, grated
200g sliced smoked ham, torn into shreds
Small bunch chives, snipped
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and reserve.
Set a heavy based saucepan over a low heat, sweat the onion in the butter for 10-15 minutes until it starts to soften. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute before stirring through the flour.
Pour in milk and cream, and bring up to the boil, stirring constantly until thickened. Simmer steadily for 2-3 minutes to cook the flour.
Turn off the heat, and stir through half the cheese, the ham and chives. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Stir through the cooked pasta and beetroot and spoon into a baking dish. Scatter over the rest of the cheese and bake for about 20 mins or until golden brown.
Serve with a garden salad and enjoy!
Term of Use