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Cheesy Pasta, Leek and Bacon Bake

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“This is a recipe I made up when I had some of the ingredients lying around which needed using up. You could probably use anything you have such as cooked chicken , broccoli.....etc.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water until al-dente and drain.
  2. Meanwhile saute the leeks, bacon and mushrooms in a pan until soft and cooked. Put to one side. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  3. Melt the butter in a pan and add the garlic clove taking care not to let it.
  4. start to burn. Add the flour bit by bit to create a roux (paste).
  5. Bit by bit add the milk stirring all the time (you might want to change to a whisk) until you have a smooth white sauce. Add 3/4 of the grated cheese and the mustard and stir until melted.
  6. Stir the leek mixture and the cooked pasta into the cheese sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Pour into a baking dish, top with the remaining cheese and sliced tomatoes and spinkle with herbs.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20-30 mintues until hot and bubbling.

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