Chorizo and Cheese Macaroni Recipe

This is a grown-up version of classic macaroni and cheese.

Upgrade your classic macaroni and cheese by adding not one, not two, but three kinds of cheese into the mix! Salty chorizo will give it a flavorful kick, too.


Chorizo and Cheese Macaroni Recipe

Roselle Miranda
This is a grown-up version of classic macaroni and cheese.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Others
Servings 6


Chorizo and Cheese Macaroni Ingredients

  • 400 gram elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons Butter divided
  • 2 Small red onions peeled, chopped
  • 7 Spanish Chorizo chopped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 Cup queso de bola grated
  • 1 clove Garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 Cup fresh breadcrumbs finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 lemon zested
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped


  • Bring a large stockpot of salted water to the boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente. Drain; set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt half the butter then sweat onions. Add chorizo. Sauté. Add spinach; sauté until wilted. Scoop out with slotted spoon; set aside.
  • In the same pan, pour in milk. Bring to a simmer then stir in queso and cheddar. Let cook until cheeses begin to melt then remove from heat. Keep stirring as residual heat continues to melt the cheeses. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • In another sauté pan, lightly sauté garlic in butter then mix in breadcrumbs. Cook until browned, stirring. Remove from heat and stir in parsley, Parmesan cheese, and lemon zest.
  • To serve, pour sauce over cooked macaroni and add in chorizo mixture. Mix breadcrumbs, parmesan, lemon zest, and parsley. Sprinkle on top of macaroni.
    Recipe originally published in the May 2014 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines. 
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