Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Chorizo Recipe

Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Chorizo Recipe

How To Make Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Chorizo

Take your typical macaroni and cheese to the next level by adding some chorizo and amping up the spice level in this simple recipe.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbpenne pasta
  • 4cupscherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1pkgchorizo
  • 6tbspbutter
  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • 4cupsmilk
  • 1tspdry mustard
  • 1tbsphot sauce
  • 1tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 2cupsMonterey Pepper Jack cheese,shredded
  • 1cupsharp white cheddar cheese,shredded
  • 2cansfried onions

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the pasta in salted, boiling water until al dente. Drain in a colander.

  2. Place the cherry tomatoes on a sheet tray; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, or until visibly plump and softened.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add two teaspoons of olive oil and sauté the chorizo until crisp. Remove.

  4. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, for one minute. Whisk in the warmed milk and bring to a boil; continue to whisk constantly as the mixture will thicken as the heat increases.

  5. Continue to stir while adding the dry mustard, salt, pepper, hot sauce, and Worcestershire. In a bowl, mix the cheeses together and stir into the mixture, reserving half a cup for the topping. Add the chorizo and roasted cherry tomatoes.

  6. Add the drained pasta into the cheese sauce and mix well. Pour into a 3-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with reserved cheese. Top the casserole with the fried onions and bake for 35 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 5491.32kcal
  • Fat: 300.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 154.74g
  • Trans Fat: 4.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 102.02g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 19.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 483.32g
  • Fiber: 27.52g
  • Sugar: 83.79g
  • Protein: 216.41g
  • Cholesterol: 703.18mg
  • Sodium: 6606.96mg
  • Calcium: 4239.83mg
  • Potassium: 4936.30mg
  • Iron: 16.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 2199.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 110.10mg
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