Leek and ham bake

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Pork & gammon

Leek and ham bake

Main Serves 2 45 min
A marriage made in heaven. If this doesn't warm the soul I don't know what will. If you shred the ham and leeks instead of rolling them this dish is amazing as a topping for a fluffy jacket potato or mixed with cooked macaroni and baked.


  • 50g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 400ml warm whole milk
  • 70g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 30g Parmesan, grated
  • ¼ nutmeg, grated
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 4 leeks, trimmed and cleaned
  • 8 slices prosciutto or serrano ham
  • fresh breadcrumbs


Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 190°C/Gas mark 5. Melt the butter, add the flour and mix until a smooth paste forms. Slowly add the warm milk, stirring all the time until you have a thick sauce. Stir in the cheeses, nutmeg, mustard and cayenne.
  • Step 2

    Steam or boil the leeks until just cooked. Lay two slices of ham together, slightly overlapping. Place one leek at the bottom and roll up tight like a sausage roll. Repeat with the other 3. Pack in a snug oven dish and pour over the sauce. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and bake until golden and bubbling.

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