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This past weekend we headed down South to Louisiana to celebrate our niece’s 4th birthday. I could live in the South all winter! They had the most amazing weather this weekend. Mid-70’s and abundant sunshine. The birthday party had about 20 kids (omg that was insane, haha I’ve never experienced that before; something to look forward to, right?) and they were all running around in the yard with a t-shirt and jeans. So nice! At the opposite end of the spectrum, in the DC-area, we were bombed with a snow storm. I think we got around 10-11 inches? I’m not quite sure but everyone was like, ‘omg the roads are so bad’ and when I looked up our area on Google maps, there were SOO many accidents and the roads were all colored red. We definitely lucked out.

Chorizo mac and cheese is a fun spin on the classic mac and cheese. The spiciness of the chorizo mixed in with the creamy cheese is pasta perfection!
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But now we’re back and dreaming of their warm weather. Now it makes me long for Spring even more! Lucky me, though, I’m heading down to Florida and The Caribbean later this week so I don’t have to long for warm weather too much longer ;)

Chorizo mac and cheese is a fun spin on the classic mac and cheese. The spiciness of the chorizo mixed in with the creamy cheese is pasta perfection!

I love cooking with chorizo. I just love the spice and the flavors that are packed up into the sausage. There are so many dishes on this blog that I’ve made with chorizo. I think it’s my favorite mixture of meat.

This recipe was basically a ‘what do I have in the fridge and pantry that I can throw in a dish?’ kind of dinner. I had halves of everything because of recipe development for the cookbook so this chorizo mac and cheese worked out perfectly that the serving size is for two. Spicy, creamy, cheesy, and so full of flavor! You’ll love this for any day of the week! :)

Chorizo mac and cheese is a fun spin on the classic mac and cheese. The spiciness of the chorizo mixed in with the creamy cheese is pasta perfection!
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Chorizo Mac and Cheese

Chorizo mac and cheese is a fun spin on the classic mac and cheese. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 2 ½ cups (150 g) dried cavatappi or any swirled pasta
  • ¾ pounds (340 g) fresh chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (237 ml) milk
  • 2 ½ cups (283 g) freshly grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Instructions 

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain when pasta is done cooking.
  • In a large skillet, brown chorizo over medium-high heat and break it up into pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add green bell pepper and cook until softened. Place chorizo and bell peppers into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Return skillet to medium-high heat and melt butter. Whisk in the flour and cook it for about 30 seconds to cook off the raw flour taste. Add the milk and let thicken, about 3-4 minutes. Add the cheese and salt and stir until all the cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add chorizo and bell peppers back in, toss to incorporate.
  • Carefully add the pasta into the cheese sauce mixture and stir to incorporate everything evenly.
  • Divide into bowls and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 1290kcal, Carbohydrates: 85g, Protein: 67g, Fat: 78g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g

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  1. THIS WAS SO GOOD!!! I needed a recipe to use up my Wegmans Chorizo and I absolutely loved making and eating this. So cheesy and perfect. Thank you!

  2. I made this yesterday for a Mac and Cheese Cook-Off at a local social club.

    1. It was delicious. I doubled the recipe and since I had to keep it warm in a slow cooker, I made extra cheese sauce to keep it saucy.
    2. I won the People’s Choice award :).

    This is a great recipe and I will be making this again and again!

  3. I know I’m a few months behind, but after having some 70ish degree weather, the temperature dropped and we actually had snow yesterday! It’s April!!! Whyyyy?! Hope you guys are having much better weather these days!

  4. Yum, just drooled ♥_♥ Love these kinds of easy but flavorfull dishes. Makes life so much easier ;) I have some Italian Chorizo in the pantry. Definitely making this ^^ Thank you for sharing!