Leek and Smoked Mackerel Penne Bake


Leek and Smoked Mackerel Penne Bake

Mackerel is so good for you, bursting full of omega-3 and cheaper than salmon. This easy pasta bake dish is a great way to serve it. You can store this in the fridge for 2 - 3 days
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 655 kcal


  • 400 g penne organic
  • 10 g butter organic
  • 2 leeks organic, trimmed, washed and sliced
  • 200 g kale organic
  • 500 ml reduced fat creme fraiche organic
  • 400 g smoked mackerel fillets MSC certified, skinned and flesh flaked into large chunks
  • 2 tbsp horseradish sauce organic
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash black pepper organic, fairtrade, freshly ground
  • 100 g breadcrumbs organic
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese organic, grated
  • 360 g broccoli organic


  • Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook the penne as per the packet instructions, then drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over a medium heat, add the butter and fry the leek and kale for 10 minutes or until the leaves are tender but still dark green and slightly firm.
  • Stir in the creme fraiche, smoked mackerel and horseradish sauce and heat for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the pasta and season with black pepper.
  • Pour everything into an oven proof baking dish, scatter with breadcrumbs and cheese and grill until the top is crisp and golden.
  • Simmer the broccoli in a pan of boiling water for 4 - 5 minutes until tender.
  • Serve the penne bake together with the broccoli.


In a hurry or not all eating together?
You can re-heat a portion of this. It will keep in the fridge for 2 - 3 days. Remember to cover it well to prevent any odours contaminating other food.


Calories: 655kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 45gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1075mgPotassium: 1214mgFiber: 10gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 9450IUVitamin C: 245.9mgCalcium: 340mgIron: 6.1mg
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3 thoughts on “Leek and Smoked Mackerel Penne Bake

  1. Martin says:

    Really enjoyed this. Great dish

  2. Sarah says:

    Really tasty dish. Will cook again

  3. Ruth Brown says:

    This meal was lovely. It was easy to make and very tasty. But we did find that we only needed 2/3 of a portion each.

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