Easy cheesy pasta bake

Most of the ingredients (ham, veg) are optional or can be swapped out for something else, but this is the version I made to use up NY dinner leftovers:

single serving:
½ or less small leek, sliced
roast veg eg butternut squash, peppers, courgette
cooked ham
2-3 tablespoons cream cheese
splash of milk, or white wine
½ teaspoon wholegrain mustard, or pesto
portion of cooked pasta eg fusilli or penne
grated cheese
ground black pepper


  1. Soften the leek in a little oil in a saucepan before adding the roast veggies and ham.
  2. Add the soft cheese, and a little milk to thin the mixture into more of a sauce consistency.
  3. Stir in the mustard, and heat the mixture through.
  4. Add the cooked, drained pasta and stir to coat well.
  5. Transfer to a ovenproof dish and top with sprinkles of breadcrumbs, cheese, and/or black pepper.
  6. Bake in the oven at 180C for 15-20 minutes.