A super easy pasta bake and a great way to turn leftover turkey, chicken or ham into another delicious meal for your family.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5mins
Cook Time 20mins
Total Time 25mins
Course Main Course
150gramscooked turkey or chicken chopped into bite-sized pieces
100 gramscrisp grilled bacon cut into 2-3 cm pieces
2leekscleaned and finely chopped
3spring onionsfinely chopped
300mlof half fat creme fraiche
juice of half a lemon
300gramsmacaroni or other pasta
salt and freshly ground pepper
75gramsgrated Parmesan or Grano Padano cheese
In a large frying pan or saute pan, heat the olive oil and gently cook the leeks and 2 of the spring onions until soft.
Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water for about 9-10 minutes until just cooked. Drain, leaving a little of the cooking water in the pan.
Add the cooked leeks, frozen peas, cooked turkey or chicken and the bacon.
Mix together the creme fraiche, mustard, lemon juice and seasoning together in a bowl then add to the pasta
Pile into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle over the grated cheese and put in an oven at 200C for about 10 minutes until brown and bubbling.
Chop the remaining spring onion finely and scatter over the bake before serving.
You can use any leftover cooked meat in this versatile pasta bake, or go meat-free and serve as it is or with additional cooked vegetables. If you can't get Creme Fraiche you can substitute sour cream.