Spicy mac and cheese with simple salsa

    20 min

    This creamy and comforting spicy mac and cheese with simple salsa is a lovely punchy version of just plain old mac and cheese. Perfect mid-week nosh.


    Hertfordshire, England, UK
    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • For the salsa
    • 200g cherry tomatoes, chopped
    • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 small bunch fresh coriander, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon jalepeno peppers, chopped
    • For the pasta
    • 400g macaroni pasta
    • 1 tablespoon light flavoured oil
    • 4 tablespoons onion, chopped
    • 150g frozen peppers, defrosted
    • 500g Tesco cheese sauce
    • 2 tablespoons jalepeno peppers, chopped
    • 200g cooked ham, torn
    • 50g grated mature Cheddar cheese

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. To make the salsa, mix all of the ingredients with a tablespoon of the jalepeno brine.
    2. 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, jalepenos and the ham. Remove from the heat.
    3. Heat grill to hot. Drain pasta then stir into the sauce, transfer to an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and grill for 5 minutes until golden. Serve with salsa.

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