• 225 g fusilli
  • 40 g low-fat spread
  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 375 ml whole milk
  • 112.5 g young-leaf spinach
  • 100 g Cheddar, grated
  • 375 g white fish, such as haddock, skinned, filleted and cut into chunks (carefully checked for bones)


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water for 2 minutes less than the pack instructions, then drain, rinse in cold water and set aside.

  2. 2

    Meanwhile, melt the low-fat spread in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the sliced leek for 2-3 minutes. Add the flour, stir well, then gradually stir in 200ml milk. When it has thickened, add the spinach to the sauce and stir until it has begun to wilt. Stir in half the cheese, some freshly ground black pepper, the remaining milk and the cooled pasta. Leave to cool completely before stirring in the fish pieces.

  3. 3

    Spoon the mixture into a 2-litre baking dish and top with the remaining grated cheese.

  4. 4

    Cover the dish in kitchen foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and continue cooking for 10 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling and the fish is cooked through.


    Cook's tip: blend pasta and sauce for babies, and for toddlers, mash or blend fish sauce and serve with pasta shapes

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2755kj 658kcal 33%
  • Fat 21.6g 31%
  • Saturates 11.7g 59%
  • Sugars 9.9g 11%
  • Salt 1.2g 20%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 603kj/144kcal

Each serving provides

14.9g carbohydrate 1.1g fibre 10.8g protein

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