Mac & Cheese with a dollop of Spicy Tomato Salsa

Ingredients

  • 250g short cut macaroni (dried weight) cooked to preference, drained and set aside
  • 40g salted butte
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 3 or 4 small tomatoes sliced
  • salt and black pepper to season
  • 1tsb Mrs Bridges Semi-Ground Spicy Mustard
  • ½ jar Mrs Bridges Spicy Tomato Salsa
  • 300g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 1 ball mozzarella, torn into strips
  • 75g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • For the topping
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 100g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 40 Parmesan cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to season 

Recipe

1. To make the topping, simply mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

2. In a large non-stick pan on a medium heat, place the butter and flour and whisk quickly and continuously to make a smooth paste for the roux.
3.
Add the milk little by little, continuing to stir to stop lumps from forming. Bring the heat up to high and allow the sauce to thicken whilst continuing to whisk for a further 4 minutes.
4.
Add the mustard, grated Cheddar and Parmesan and mix until incorporated with the sauce. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

5. Transfer the cooked pasta to the sauce pan and stir well to coat thoroughly.
6. Transfer the cheesy pasta to an ovenproof dish, pouring over any remaining sauce.
7.
Add ‘dollops’ of the Spicy Tomato Salsa and then scatter the torn pieces of mozzarella over the top of that.
8.
Scatter the breadcrumb topping over the top of the dish before arranging the slices of tomato.
9.
Transfer to a preheated oven at 190c (170c fan) for 20 - 25 minutes until the top is golden brown and you can see the cheese sauce bubbling.

10. Serve with an extra dollop of Spicy Tomato Salsa.

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