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Creamy Pasta Bake


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 rashers bacon
  • 2 large leeks thinly sliced
  • 8 large mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 300 ml crème fraîche
  • 400 g tagatelli pasta use penne or fussili if making a pasta bake
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put on a pan of salted water to boil while you chop your ingredients

  2. Fry the bacon until crispy
  3. Add the leeks, fry for 1 minute and put pasta into boiling water to cook according to pack instructions.
  4. Add mushrooms and fry till cooked
  5. Turn the heat down low and add the crème fraiche along with black pepper to taste.
  6. Drain the pasta, retaining 1 tablespoons of the cooking liquid to add to the sauce.

  7. Mix the pasta and reserved cooking liquid through the sauce and serve with parmasan.

  8. Alternatively place the pasta in a casserole dish, grate cheese on top and cover till ready to cook.
  9. Place in a preheated oven at 180C for 20-30 minutes until heated through and golden brown on top.
  10. Serve with sweet corn, salad and garlic bread if you like