This indulgent treat is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
10 minutes prep time
15 minutes to cook
250g dried macaroni
100g baby spinach
75g diced chorizo
150g light cream cheese
200ml semi- skimmed milk
75g reduced fat mature Cheddar cheese, grated
2 teaspoons Very Lazy Chopped Red Chillies
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC, Gas Mark 5. Cook the macaroni in a pan of lightly salted boiling water according to pack instructions, for about 7-9 minutes. Drain and return to the pan, stir in the spinach, to wilt.
2. Meanwhile, place the chorizo in a small frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until it releases its oil. Drain on kitchen paper. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, with the milk, half the cheddar and the Very Lazy chopped chillies. Stir in the chorizo and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
3. Stir the chilli cheese mixture into the drained macaroni. Transfer to an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and place the tomatoes on top. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes until golden and bubbling.