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Chorizo Mac N’ Cheese!

Chorizo Mac N’ Cheese!

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Chorizo Mac N' Cheese

I have a confession to make. I love Latin food and I could eat it everyday, if my family would allow it. I remember being a kid and my parents taking us out to eat at a local Mexican restaurant where I would have enchiladas and a Shirley temple. Not much has changed since then and I still find myself at a local Mexican restaurant (weekly) enjoying all the delicious foods, but I also love to cook Mexican food. One of the brands I keep in our cabinets is La Morena, which offers a variety of Mexican food products like Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, Refried Beans, canned Jalapeno’s and much more.

La Morena Mexican Food Products

A little unknown fact about me is I’m part Hispanic with a mix of Mexican and Nicaraguan, but I didn’t grow up celebrating that part of my heritage and it wasn’t until I dated my ex (who was Mexican) that I learned more about the culture and how to prepare more authentic Latin foods. I quickly learned that Choptle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, like the ones from La Morena, are a kitchen pantry staple and really add flavor and spice to a dish and you can pick them up in the Hispanic aisle of your local Ralph’s grocery store.

La Morena Chioptle Peppers

While I love to prepare Mexican dishes, I also like to put a Mexican twist on some of our favorite dishes. It’s like the best of both worlds and never disappoints. The other day I had a cravings for Mac N’ Cheese (which is a total comfort food), but I was also wanting some Mexican food, so I whipped up this tasty dish and boy was it GOOD!

Chorizo Mac N’ Cheese

Chorizo Mac N' Cheese


  • 2 cups noodles (I like to mix it up)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces Mexican chorizo, casing removed
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, diced or use La Morena canned Jalapeno’s
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk, warmed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded jalapeño pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

For garnish: (optional)

  • freshly chopped cilantro, avocado, and/or sour cream.

La Morena Mexican Food Products


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chorizo and cook until dry and crisp, about 2 minutes, making sure to crumble the chorizo as it cooks. Add red onion, bell pepper, chipotle, spices and jalapeños and cook until the onions begin to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Whisk in flour until well combined. Then gradually whisk in milk and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in cheeses until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in pasta and corn and mix well.
  • Enjoy!

Chorizo Macaroni and cheese

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Julie Wood

Monday 8th of December 2014

I love this recipe with Chorizo in the mac and cheese. It looks so delicious and a recipe that i want to try because I like trying different dishes for my family!


Saturday 6th of December 2014

oh boy this is the mac n cheese I want! I'd like to try making this. I love add in's to mac 'n cheese, I never thought of chorizo, but this whole recipe just sounds sooo good I can' just add it to a box - must do the real thing!

Nicole Dz

Wednesday 26th of November 2014

What a great recipe for dinner, looks really good and bet it will fill you right up. So yummy!


Friday 21st of November 2014

Looks so yummy! Thank you for the recipe

shelly peterson

Friday 21st of November 2014

This recipe looks so delicious. Mexican food is my favorite. The family would enjoy this dish.

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