STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella

Creamy Ham and Mushroom Pasta Bake

sparkle sparkle

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Bump up the veg content by adding peas or sweetcorn to the sauce. Or to make it veggie; instead of ham stir through wilted spinach and crumbled blue cheese. Can be frozen.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions, then drain.
  2. Heat the oven to 400F then melt a little butter in a large saucepan.
  3. Fry the mushrooms for a couple of mins, then scoop out and set aside. Use some kitchen paper to wipe out the pan.
  4. Melt the remaining butter in the pan, then add most of the scallions and soften for 1 minute
  5. Stir in the flour for another minute, then gradually stir in the milk until you have a lump-free sauce.
  6. Increase the heat and bubble the sauce, stirring for a few mins to thicken.
  7. Turn off the heat, stir in the ham and most of the cheese then season to taste.
  8. Tip the pasta and mushrooms into a large ovenproof dish, then pour over the sauce and mix well in the dish.
  9. Scatter over the remaining cheese and scallions and bake in the oven for 10 mins until golden.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a