Spicy mac and cheese with simple salsa recipe

Chef: Tesco
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Spicy mac and cheese with simple salsa recipe
A twist on the traditional mac and cheese

400g macaroni pasta

1 tablespoon light flavoured oil

4 tablespoons ready chopped onion

150g frozen peppers, defrosted

500g Tesco cheese sauce

50g grated mature cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers, chopped

200g cooked ham, torn

For the salsa:

200g cherry tomatoes, chopped

½ onion, finely chopped

Small bunch coriander, chopped

1 tablespoon jalapeno peppers, chopped

To make the salsa, mix all of the ingredients with a tablespoon of the jalapeno brine. Cook the macaroni according to packet instructions.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a high heat, add the onion and peppers and cook for 5 minutes until starting to soften and turn golden.

Stir in the cheese sauce, jalapenos and the ham. Remove from the heat.

Heat grill to hot. Drain pasta then stir into the sauce, transfer to an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with cheese and grill for 5 minutes until golden. Serve with salsa. 


Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Pasta & Noodles

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Family Dinners, Kids Food, Quick Meals

Level of Difficulty

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