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What you need:

12 oz / 340 g  Penne pasta
8 oz / 225 g frozen peas
2 large eggs + plus 1 egg white
250 ml evaporated milk
2 0z / 55 g unsalted butter
3 oz /85 g  grated strong cheddar cheese
3 oz / 85 g  grated mozzarella cheese
3 oz / 85 g  grated   fontina cheese
3 oz / 85 g  deli ham, in 1 piece, diced
1 oz / 28 g parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)

what you do:

In a  large saucepan  fill with water and bring to the boil.

Add the  penne pasta and cook until very al dente  (around 8 minutes)  then add the peas to it for the last 2 minutes of cooking.

In the meantime , whisk the eggs, egg white, evaporated milk and 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl.

Drain the pasta and peas, wipe the saucepan dry and return the pasta and peas into it.

Add the butter and stir to coat. Add the cheddar, mozzarella, fontina and the egg mixture.

Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened (for around 8 to 10 minutes) Then add the ham halfway through cooking (don’t let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble). Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the parmesan.

Can be served hot or cold.

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What you need:

1 small head of broccoli ( trimmed into florets)
1 small head cauliflower or half a large head, (trimmed  into florets)
1 lb  of  Penne pasta
200 ml sour cream or reduced-fat sour cream
1 tbsp Dijon mustard

75 ml finely chopped chives (fresh)
2 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed into paste
A few drops hot sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
500 ml grated extra-sharp Cheddar

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 190C /375F / gas mark 5

Boil a large saucepan of water over a medium heat, then and add the broccoli and cauliflower florets. Boil the vegetables for 5 minutes, then remove them with  a  slotted strainer and drain.

Add the pasta to the water and undercook by about 2 minutes, drain.

In the meantime, in a large bowl mix the sour cream  with the mustard, chives, garlic, hot sauce . Add the pasta and cauliflower and 2/3 of the cheese. Mix all together then transfer it to a  oven proof  dish and cover with the remaining cheese.

Place on a baking tray and bake it in the  oven for about 40 to 45 minutes or until deeply golden.

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What you need:
1lb / 450g Penne pasta
1lb / 450g pork sausage meat
700g sugocasa tomato sauce
9oz / 250g mozzarella cheese ( drained & roughly diced)
1oz / 25g freshly chopped basil leaves ( plus extra to garnish )

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6.
Boil a large pan of water & cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
In the meantime, pull off pieces of sausage meat & roll to form balls to the size of your choice.
Drain the pasta and pour into a large oven-proof dish ( or roasting tin).
Stir in the tomato sauce and mix well.
Add the mozzarella cheese, sausage balls, and chopped basil leaves and mix altogether.
Cook in the oven for around 20 mins until the cheese has melted & the meatballs are golden in colour & cooked thoroughly.
Sprinkle on the remaining chopped basil leaves to garnish and serve immediately.

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