Leek, pea and ham farfalle

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been a bit lacking on Slimming World updates of late, in which case I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that I have fallen off the diet wagon rather spectacularly! It all started after out short break to Alton Towers back in the beginning of september and has kind of gone a little downhill since then. We have still been eating SW meals mostly in the evenings but breakfast and lunch have not been so SW friendly.


I have put on a couple of pounds which isn’t too bad but I am determined to get back on it. I just wanted to share with you a pasta dish that is so simple to knock up. We all love it in our household.

Give it a go and let me know what you think!


Serves 4

350g dried farfalle pasta175g frozen peas
low calorie cooking spray
2 leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced
150ml hot chicken stock or vegetable stock
100g fat free natural fromage frais
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
175g lean ham, all visible fat removed, shredded
30g reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cook the pasta according to the instructions, adding the frozen peas for the last 3 minutes of the cooking time.

Meanwhile, spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and fry the leeks for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the stock and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the fromage frais.

Drain the pasta and peas and return to the pan. Quickly stir in the eggs, leek mixture, ham and cheddar and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring well.

Season to taste and serve with a mixed salad.


  1. Jane Brennan

    That does look very good! I’m trying to keep the weight off this pregnancy by eating healthily but sometimes it’s very hard! I tend to avoid carbs in the evening but I will definitely try this out for lunch! X

    • It’s delicious and rather tasty. I was surprised to find that the boys enjoyed it too as they are not a lover of leeks or peas but combined with the “butterfly” pasta and they love it.

      Congrats on the pregnancy – do you blog would love to check it out if so? x

  2. I love pasta dishes (and leeks) and that recipe looks delicious! I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing #PicknMix

  3. This sounds very yummy, I love pasta as well! Now feeling hungry so it’s a good job I’m off to bed in a mo 😉
    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
    Stevie x

  4. This looks really nice. & simple (always a plus) #picknmix

  5. This sounds so yummy and like a lovely mid-week meal. I love pasta and I’m always looking for new recipes so will have to give this one a go #KCACOLS

  6. Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    A winning combination of flavours there for a family meal

  7. I love pasta dishes! They are my favourite. It must be my Italian side!! This looks lovely and so easy to prepare even for me. I’m not very good in the kitchen! LOL I will have to try this at home, looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. 😉 x

  8. Random Musings

    Sounds really nice although I would leave the eggs out! #KCACOLS

    • The egg thing I thought was a bit odd but does make it a bit more “saucy” the only thing its not something you can cook and have later as otherwise you end up with scrambled egg like bits in your pasta! lol

  9. mommyslittleprincesses

    Ooòh this is really making me hungry xx

  10. i made this last night! was delicious! Eager to know how many calories are in the dish!

  11. Yummy this looks amazing!

    I am going to add it to my meal plan next week and give it a go!

    Thank you for linking up to Foodie Friday!

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