Chorizo Mac & Cheese


Chef Zac Horton from Public School 303 shows us how to make Chorizo Mac & Cheese.



6 Servings

4 oz                       Butter

1 cup                    Hard Spanish Chorizo – diced

1 cup                    Half & Half

½ tsp                   Chili Flake

24 oz                    Cheese Sauce – see below

2 tsp                     Kosher Salt

32 oz.                  Campanelle Pasta – cooked (16oz dry)

4 cup                    Kale – cleaned and shredded

2 cups                 Kettle-cooked Potato Chips



Step 1                  Cook pasta in boiling salted water till al dente. Drain and reserve for next step.

Step 2                  Sauté chorizo and chili flakes in butter for 1-2 minutes. Add heavy cream. Sauté until mixture begins to thicken. Add cheese sauce and cook till warm. Add kale and pasta, cook until heated through.

Step 3                  Place Mac and Cheese into casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly (about 20 minutes). Remove from oven and crumble kettle chips on top.



Cheese Sauce:


½ cup                  Butter                                  

2 tsp                     Shallots                            

½ cup                  Flour                                  

4 cups                 Whole Milk    

1 tsp                     Kosher Salt    

¼ tsp                   Black Pepper

4 oz                       Emmantal Cheese      

4 oz                       Cheddar Cheese                          

8 oz                       Velveeta Cheese                                                                                         

Step 1                  On medium heat, sauté shallots in butter until fragrant (about 4 minutes). Add flour and cook for an additional 2 minutes, being careful not to brown the roux.

Step 2                  Add the milk, salt and pepper and cook until sauce begins to boil and thicken, about (3 minutes). Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 5 minutes on low heat. Add cheese and stir constantly until melted. Remove from heat and reserve for next step.