Ham, cheese & chive pasta bakes

Recipe: Ham, Cheese & Chive Pasta Bakes


  • 140g (2 cups) 3-minute spirals pasta
  • 1 x 100g pkt
  • 97 per cent fat-free traditional smoked leg ham, cut into 1cm thick strips
  • 150g bought marinated chargrilled capsicum, sliced
  • 2 tbs mascarpone Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 120g (1 cup) light shredded
  • 25 per cent less fat mozzarella
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water, following packet directions until al dente. Drain. Return to the pan.
  2. Add the ham, capsicum and mascarpone to the pasta and gently toss until just combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon the pasta mixture among four 310ml (1 1/4-cup) capacity ovenproof dishes and sprinkle with mozzarella.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with chives and season with pepper. Serve immediately.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)