Spicy mac and cheese with simple salsa recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 5mins to prepare, 15mins to cook
  • 633 calories / serving
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To make the salsa, mix all of the ingredients with a tablespoon of the jalepeno 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, jalepenos 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. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 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 jalepeno peppers, chopped
  • 200g cooked ham, torn
  • For the salsa

  • 200g cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon jalepeno peppers, chopped
  • Energy 2675kj 633kcal 32%
  • Fat 17g 25%
  • Saturates 9g 46%
  • Sugars 14g 15%
  • Salt 3.2g 53%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 92.9g Protein 31.8g Fibre 6.9g


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