Pasta-bake with tomatoes, ham and olives

A recipe for kids of all ages by food blogger 'Graziellas Foodblog'
Text & Photo: Graziella Macri | 2018/2

For 4 people

500 g farfalle pasta shapes
1 can chopped tomatoes
100 g ham
50 g kalamata olives, stoned
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 bunch of chives
150 g piece of Gouda
1 tablespoon sugar
a little olive oil
salt & pepper

This is what you do

Cook the pasta in plenty of salted water until al dente. Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Wash the chives, dry them and cut up into small pieces. Coarsely chop the ham and olives. Sauté the garlic, onion, ham, olives and half the chives in a pan with a little oil. Then add the chopped tomatoes and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the sauce until the pasta is ready.

Drain the pasta. Do not rinse with water, mix it immediately with the sauce and pour into a baking dish. Grate the Gouda and sprinkle over the pasta mix. Bake in a preheated oven at around 200°C (top and bottom heat; you can get an adult to help with this) on the middle shelf for about 15 minutes. You may also want to switch on the grill for three minutes or so to give the cheese a nice crispy crust. Sprinkle with the remaining chives. Enjoy!


About me

‘My name is Graziella. I am both Italian and Spanish. I have my grandmothers to thank for my passion for cooking. I used to love helping them in the kitchen and bombarding them with questions. Nowadays, I love to be queen of the pots and pans, and spend hours in my kitchen. ‘Graziella’s Food Blog’ has been going for more than three years. At the start of 2017, I turned my hobby into a career and now develop recipes for companies, advising them on cooperation with bloggers and social media activities. In addition, I write articles for company blogs, advise on organising events, cook live in front of audiences and give private cookery courses.’

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