Ham & veg crumble

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Ham and root vegetables are coated in a creamy mustard and crème fraîche sauce, then topped with savoury crumble in this winter bake

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:1 hrs
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 757
  • fat 37g
  • saturates 20g
  • carbs 63g
  • sugars 17g
  • fibre 17g
  • protein 34g
  • salt 4.6g


  • 100g butter
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 parsnips, chopped
  • ½ celeriac, chopped
  • 200g plain flour
  • 500ml hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • 400g cooked ham, cut into chunky slices from a joint, then shredded
  • 200g tub low-fat crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard


  1. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large frying pan, chop the remaining butter into small chunks and put in the fridge. Add the leeks, carrots, parsnips and celeriac to the pan with a splash of water, season, cover with a lid and cook for 10-15 mins, stirring now and then, until the veg is beginning to soften.

  2. Stir in 2 tbsp plain flour, then add the stock bit by bit, stirring as you go, until all incorporated and smooth. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20 mins until the vegetables are tender.

  3. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 6. Add the ham, all but 2 tbsp of the crème fraîche, and the mustard, season with plenty of black pepper and transfer to an ovenproof baking dish. Put the remaining butter and flour in a bowl and season. Rub together with your fingers to a fine crumbly texture. Add the remaining crème fraîche and mix with a cutlery knife until the crumble clumps together in places. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the filling, then bake for 35-40 mins until crispy and golden on top.

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