Try it yourself .. super speedy macaroni cheese

Sainsbury's Try Team member Arlene Thompson. INLT 16-611-CON
Sainsbury's Try Team member Arlene Thompson. INLT 16-611-CON

Most children (and their mums), love pasta for tea, as it is so quick and easy to prepare, which is why this macaroni cheese recipe is a top favourite for families!

It is taken from Sainsbury’s new Boredom Busting Bumper Book of Summer – in store now priced £5.

As well as great recipes, the book includes over 60 boredom busting ideas for 3-12 year olds, for rainy days and for out door activities.

It also includes a DVD and a separate scrapbook with stickers and a poster.

Speedy tomato and broccoli macaroni cheese

Even non-cooks will be able to whip up this easy macaroni cheese.

It uses a cheat’s sauce and contains vegetables for added flavour.

SERVES: 4

PREP: 5 MINUTES

COOK: 20 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS:

250g Sainsbury’s macaroni

200g broccoli, cut into florets

350g tub three cheese sauce by Sainsbury’s

8 cherry tomatoes by Sainsbury’s, halved

50g mature British Cheddar by Sainsbury’s, grated

METHOD:

1 Bring a pan of water to the boil and add the macaroni and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the broccoli and cook for a further 5-7 minutes until the macaroni and broccoli are just tender.

2 Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. Heat the cheese sauce in the microwave or in a saucepan, according to pack instructions.

Drain the macaroni and broccoli, mix with the warmed cheese sauce and tip into an ovenproof dish.

3 Scatter the halved tomatoes over the top and sprinkle over the grated Cheddar.

Place under the grill for five minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the tomatoes have softened. Divide between four plates and serve.

COOKS TIP:

Try adding some tinned or frozen sweetcorn for extra flavour.