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    Ham, leek, thyme and mushroom bake

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 large leeks, sliced
    • 250g essential Waitrose mushrooms, quartered
    • 10 thyme sprigs
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
    • 120g honey-roast ham, shredded
    • 350g tub Waitrose half fat cheese sauce
    • 2 tbsp grated parmigiano reggiano
    • 50g dried breadcrumbs


    1. Preheat the oven to 220C, gas mark 7. Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the leeks, mushrooms, the leaves from 8 thyme sprigs and the garlic for 5 minutes, until the leeks start to soften. Season.
    2. Add the nutmeg and ham, and cook for a further 2 minutes. Pour in the cheese sauce and transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
    3. Combine the remaining thyme leaves with the parmigiano reggiano and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over the leek mixture and bake for 15 minutes, until bubbling and golden. Serve with a salad or steamed greens.

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