A value-for-money meal in itself from Woman’s Weekly’s March 1982 issue. This store-cupboard idea uses a stuffing pack, a can of sweetcorn and Spam
Serves: 3
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips


  • 85g pack sage and onion stuffing mix
  • 60g (2oz) butter
  • 300ml (½ pint) milk
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 198g can sweetcorn, drained
  • 200g can Spam, diced, or 150g (5oz) piece of cooked gammon, diced
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and chopped, or 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 rounded tbsp freshly grated Parmesan
  • 3 individual gratin dishes


  1. Set the oven to Gas Mark 5 or 190°C. Make up the stuffing mix with boiling water, according to pack instructions, stirring in half the butter. Press the mix over the base and sides of the dishes.
  2. Pour the milk into a pan and whisk in the flour, then add the rest of the butter. Bring to the boil, whisking continuously to make a thick, smooth sauce.
  3. Add the sweetcorn and Spam, or gammon, spring onions or parsley, and season. Spoon the mixture into the “stuffing baskets”, sprinkle with cheese and bake for 25-30 mins.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 36.0g saturates 19.0g calories 575(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.