• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr 20 min
  • total: 1 hr 50 min
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  • Summary

    Gooey, creamy baked macaroni and cheese with chorizo and roasted peppers, all made in the same dish - no need to boil the pasta separately!

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound ground chorizo sausage
    • 3 poblano peppers
    • 5 serrano peppers (you can use any combination of peppers and any amount, depending on your heat preference)
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 cups full-fat cottage cheese
    • 4 cups whole milk
    • 3 teaspoons dried mustard
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 2 pounds (32 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, grated (I used a combination of 25% Comté, a kind of Gruyère, and 75% sharp cheddar - just make sure you are using something firm enough to grate and don't go too crazy - the cheeses shouldn't be too pungent)
    • 1 pound pasta shells or elbows

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 742 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 43 g 65.96%
    • Saturated Fat: 25 g 124.55%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 111 mg 36.88%
    • Sodium: 1173 mg 48.89%
    • Calcium: 857 mg 85.7%
    • Potassium: 375 mg 10.72%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 19.8%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 52 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 17.99%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 38 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 69.2%
    • Vitamin C 3.39%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy3 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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