Leek and Mushroom Pasta Bake

Neapolitan deli http://www.flickr.com/photos/phlegrean

This is another one from the ‘cheats’ range but it’s what I cook when there’s not much time and I want something tasty and wholesome. I add Quorn to my pasta bake, but you can add another vegetable instead – broccoli works well. Make use of leftover bread by turning it into breadcrumbs and putting it in a re-sealable bag in the freezer to use on top of this dish.

I hope you will forgive the total lack of expertise required to put this together! I’ve added a pic of an authentic Neapolitan deli so we can at least pretend we’re in Italy!


  • Couple of handfuls of pasta – spirals and penne work well
  • One 350g/12oz jar pasta sauce (I use Loyd Grossman tomato and basil)
  • One leek
  • 250g/9oz mushrooms (chestnut work well)
  • Couple of handfuls of Quorn pieces
  • Block of cheese – enough to cover the surface, more if you’re a cheese fiend
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Pine nuts
  • Tomato
  • Dried basil

To Cook

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas 6
  2. Whilst you’re boiling some water in the kettle, chop up the leek and mushrooms.
  3. Pour enough boiling water into the bottom of a steamer to cook the pasta and steam the leek and mushrooms over the top.
  4. Whilst all of that is cooking, grate the cheese.
  5. Drain the pasta and put in an ovenproof dish. Add the vegetables, Quorn and sauce and mix well.
  6. Sprinkle over the grated cheese, then the breadcrumbs and pine nuts.
  7. Garnish with sliced tomatoes dipped in olive oil mixed with dried basil
  8. Cook for about 15-20 minutes

Serves 3-4

Published by

Mrs Pantry

Chief Cook

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s