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Cheesy Haddock Pasta

This Cheesy Haddock Pasta is a delicious comforting dish, pasta and fish hugged in a creamy cheese sauce and ready in under 30 minutes !

This Cheesy Haddock Pasta is a delicious comforting dish, pasta and fish hugged in a creamy cheese sauce and ready in under 30 minutes !

I do not make fish dishes regularly. However, we all love this cheesy Haddock pasta !

This Cheesy Haddock Pasta is a delicious comforting dish, pasta and fish hugged in a creamy cheese sauce and ready in under 30 minutes !

We normally only have fish when we order take-outs or when we are at a seafood restaurant.

Everyone can then order what they want and it does not have to be fish. Both my kids would usually choose either Calamari or King Prawns.

Hubby and I enjoy this recipe so much, that we actually finishes off the entire dish (which is enough for six servings!) by ourselves when we are alone for dinner.

This Cheesy Haddock Pasta is a delicious comforting dish, pasta and fish hugged in a creamy cheese sauce and ready in under 30 minutes !

And Oak Smoked Haddock is one off my favorites. Sooo delicious as an addition to breakfast as well, although I have to be honest, Bacon is quicker to make for breakfast or brunch.

We have a fresh fish monger close to us, but for this recipe, I use frozen Haddock. This is ideal for a busy weeknight and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Besides, Haddock is actually the one type of fish the kids do like !

Alternative for Oak Smoked Haddock :

I noticed that some countries do not have Haddock, or to be more exact – Oak Smoked Haddock. But as suggested by a couple of Google searches, the Haddock can be substituted with Cod.

Now I do not know Cod, but it is apparently a salty fish, and that is where the Oak Smoked Haddock’s most delicious taste comes from. Obviously also from being smoked.

This Cheesy Haddock Pasta is a delicious comforting dish, pasta and fish hugged in a creamy cheese sauce and ready in under 30 minutes ! #FishRecipes #HaddockRecipes #PastaRecipes #PastaDinnerRecipes #ComfortFoodRecipes

The pasta and fish are hugged in a creamy cheese sauce, making it an awesome comforting dinner. And we never have leftovers.

I serve the pasta with one simple crunchy salad on the side, two salads when I stretch the servings to eight.

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Cheesy Haddock Pasta

Cheesy Haddock Pasta

Cheesy Haddock Pasta

Linda Nortje
This Cheesy Haddock Pasta is a delicious comforting dish, pasta and fish hugged in a creamy cheese sauce and ready in under 30 minutes !
4.60 from 22 votes
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Course Pasta
Cuisine South-African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 598.3 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Pasta medium shells ( 16 oz )
  • 450 g Oak Smoked Haddock 1 pound or Cod
  • 2 ⅓ cups Milk divided
  • ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ cup Flour
  • 1 cup Cheddar grated
  • 1 TB Parsley finely chopped, to serve

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package - drain and keep warm
  • Meanwhile, place one cup of Milk in a medium skillet – add the Haddock – bring to the boil and then turn down the heat
  • Simmer, covered, around 10 minutes until cooked and easy to flake
  • Transfer the cooked fish (add the liquid leftover in the skillet to the remaining milk) with a slotted spoon to a plate and flake - stir gently into the cooked pasta
  • Using the same skillet, melt the Butter – add the Flour and stir to form a paste – add the Milk little at a time to the pan – stirring continuously
  • Simmer for 5 – 8 minutes until thickened – remove from heat and stir in the Cheddar cheese until melted
  • Add the cheese sauce to the pasta/fish mixture and stir through
  • Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle over the Parsley - serve immediately

Notes

  • More cheese can be used - another 1/2 cup is fine
  • The sauce will thicken on standing therefore it is best to serve immediately
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper can also be sprinkled over (I would suggest each person to decide as not everyone likes Pepper over the Pasta)
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Haddock Pasta
Amount per Serving
Calories
598.3
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19.4
g
30
%
Saturated Fat
 
11.7
g
73
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4.5
g
Cholesterol
 
40.7
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
71.4
g
24
%
Fiber
 
3.1
g
13
%
Sugar
 
5.3
g
6
%
Protein
 
33
g
66
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition value, where given, is not always accurate. Please also check your ingredient labels.

LINDA

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Fay

Monday 6th of May 2024

Although other fish can be used as a replacement, it just cannot beat the unique taste of old smoked haddock. You can also cook the smoked haddock in lots of butter, milk and a dash of black pepper. No need for salt.

Gwen Kirkwood

Friday 12th of May 2023

Tasted fab and easy to make but couldnt eat a full portion as quite sickly

Pete

Saturday 10th of July 2021

Delicious recipe, I added a few prawns a dash of lemon and some white wine x

Linda Nortje

Sunday 11th of July 2021

Those additions sound delicious, Pete ! Will definitely try this too

John Collins

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Made this for dinner and It was really good but I think I shall use a bit more cheese next time. It was so quick and easy to make and I'll certainly make it again. I have a photo of it but don't use Instagram or Facebook.. Thank you for the recipe!

Linda Nortje

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Glad you liked the recipe, John ! A little more cheese never hurt a cheesy dish :-)

Monday 26th of November 2018

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