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A great use for leftover Pasta!
This is perfect for pasta leftovers.
My mom used to make this and this dish reminds me of my childhood so much... :)

You need:
- Pasta
- Leek and other vegetables to your liking
- Feta Cheese (can be left out)
- Ground cheese
- Cream

Posted by FrolleinKram from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States • Published See FrolleinKram's 127 projects »
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  • How to cook a pasta bake. Pasta And Leek Casserole - Step 1
    Step 1

    Either cook some pasta or gather leftovers. Spaghetti aren't the best pasta for this, I prepare the smaller shapes and versions for this.

  • How to cook a pasta bake. Pasta And Leek Casserole - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the leek, disposing of the outermost layers and the harsh dark green tips. Wash it thoroughly, most leek might still have some soil in between the outer layers.
    To cook it, fill a small pot with a bit of water, just a few inches are enough. Add a drizzle of salt to the water, put in the leek slices and heat to a boil. After about (!) 10 minutes, the leek will become softer. You don't want it to fall apart but you don't want it to be solid. Test with a fork.
    While this cooks, preheat the oven (180°C)
    I haven't tried it yet but I'm sure you could replace the leek with broccoli, brussel sprouts and other veggies.

  • How to cook a pasta bake. Pasta And Leek Casserole - Step 3
    Step 3

    Depending on your preferences, you could now dice (half) a block of feta cheese.
    Feel free to add more vegetables too, bellpepper, sweet corn, mushrooms...

  • How to cook a pasta bake. Pasta And Leek Casserole - Step 4
    Step 4

    In a casserole dish, layer pasta, some ground cheese, feta, leek, pasta, cheese, leek, ........... Mix your cream with spices and herbs, pepper, salt, garlic... and pour it over everything. Don't use too much or it'll just get soggy.
    I have to admit though, my sauce recipe isn't perfect yet, my moms sauce always thickened while baking... hmmm...

  • How to cook a pasta bake. Pasta And Leek Casserole - Step 5
    Step 5

    Top with moar cheese. Cheeeeese!!!

  • How to cook a pasta bake. Pasta And Leek Casserole - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bake. Depending on your oven, this is going to take longer or shorter. Since all ingredients are already cooked, there's no real minimum time to cover once the cheese has melted and started to darken.

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somnambuchatter
somnambuchatter · Huntington Beach, California, US
Sounds yummy delicious!
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