Easy Macaroni and Cheese with Salsa

One-pan mac ’n’ cheese with salsa topping

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Check out these super easy veggie mac 'n' cheese one-pans, topped with a punchy salsa. This simple recipe is a real treat without the calories, plus it's ready in just 25 minutes too



  • semi-skimmed milk 700ml
  • macaroni 300g
  • soft cheese 100g
  • mature cheddar 200g, grated
  • emmental 100g, grated
  • parmesan (or veggie alternative) 50g, grated


  • pickled jalapeños 3 tbsp, chopped
  • red onion ½, finely diced
  • coriander 2 tbsp of chopped
  • cherry tomatoes 100g, finely diced
  • olive oil a splash
  • red wine vinegar a splash


  • Step 1

    Put the salsa ingredients in a bowl, season well and mix.

  • Step 2

    Put the milk in a pan, season well and bring to a simmer. Add the macaroni and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is almost cooked. Stir in the soft cheese followed by the grated cheeses and stir until melted. Add a splash more milk if it looks a bit too thick. Taste and season again with pepper then serve the macaroni in bowls with some of the salsa spooned over.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 547
  • Fat 28.1g
  • Saturates 16.6g
  • Carbs 44.6g
  • Sugars 9.3g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Protein 27.6g
  • Salt 1.2g