Leek and Smoked Mackerel Penne Bake

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5 from 1 vote

Leek and Smoked Mackerel Penne Bake

Mackerel is so good for you, bursting full of omega-3 and cheaper than salmon. This easy pasta dish is a great way to serve it. You can store this in the fridge for 2 - 3 days
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Season: Spring, Summer
Type: Fish
Servings: 4
Calories: 655kcal


  • 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: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1075mg | Potassium: 1214mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 9450IU | Vitamin C: 245.9mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 6.1mg

One thought on “Leek and Smoked Mackerel Penne Bake

  1. 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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