Cheesy Leek & Pancetta Pasta Bake
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Cut the leeks into rounds, finely chop the parsley and finely grate the garlic clove.
Combine the breadcrumbs, parsley and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and a glug of oil. Stir vigorously to distribute the oil and garlic.
Add the pancetta to a saucepan with a glug of oil, cook over a medium heat for 5 mins until the fat has started to render and the pancetta is starting to crisp.
Remove from the pan and add the leeks, sweat with a pinch of salt for 5 mins until soft but still bright green. Remove from the pan.
Now, add 50ml of olive oil and the flour to the pan. Cook out for 2 mins then slowly add the Arla Lactofree Milk, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil then lower the heat.
Coarsely grate the Arla Lactofree Mature Cheddar Cheese and whisk into the sauce.
Season with salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg.
Cook your pasta for 8 mins until just al dente. Drain, reserving a mugful of pasta water. Combine the cooked pasta with the sauce, sweated leeks and pancetta and stir together, adding pasta water until you have a loose sauce.
Pour the lot into a baking dish and top with the garlicky breadcrumbs.
Bang it in the oven for 30 mins until golden and bubbling.
Serve up and get stuck in.