Ham and baked bean macaroni recipe

Reduced-salt baked beans are best for this recipe
Reduced-salt baked beans are best for this recipe - Heathcliff O'Malley

This speedy supper is on the table in less than 20 minutes. As the smoked gammon and stock are salty, reduced-salt baked beans are best for this recipe. And you may like to boost the flavours further with a sprinkle of dried mixed herbs, fennel seeds or chilli flakes.


Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 12-15 minutes




  • 100g macaroni

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 200g smoked gammon steak, cut into small cubes

  • 1 x 400g tin reduced-salt baked beans

  • 200ml chicken stock

  • 6 pieces sun-blush tomato, chopped

  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced

  • Finely grated parmesan, to serve


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling, lightly salted water for 5 minutes, and then drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a separate saucepan and cook the gammon for 5 minutes until golden and cooked through.

  3. Add the beans, chicken stock, chopped tomatoes and drained pasta to the pan and cook gently together for 5-8 minutes until the pasta is tender. Season to taste.

  4. Stir in the spring onions, and then divide between two bowls and scatter with parmesan.