Chorizo Macaroni & Cheese

4-6 servings. Taste of the South Recipe.

Chorizo Macaroni & Cheese
Chorizo Macaroni & Cheese

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    (6 in.) corn tortillas

  • 1

    T vegetable oil

  • 1

    t kosher salt

  • 3/4

    lb smoked chorizo sausage, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2

    c chopped yellow onion

  • 2

    T unsalted butter

  • 2

    T all purpose flour

  • 2

    c whole milk

  • 1/2

    t salt

  • 1/2

    t ground black pepper

  • 1

    c shredded Monterey cheese, divided

  • 8

    ozs orecchiette pasta, cooked

  • 1/2

    c chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Brush both sides of tortillas with oil; cut into 1/2 in. strips. Spread evenly on baking sheet; sprinkle with salt. Bake, stirring occasionally until lightly browned & crisp, approximately 10 min. Let cool completely. In LG skillet cook sausage & onion over med heat, stirring occasionally until browned, approximately 8 min. Drain; set aside. In same pan melt butter over med heat. Add flour; cook whisking constantly, 1 min. Whisk in milk, salt & pepper. Bring to boil over med high heat, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to med low. Cook whisking constantly until thickened, 2 min. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 c cheese until melted. Stir in sausage mixture & cooked pasta. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 c cheese & cilantro. Serve with tortilla strips.

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