Fancy Manchego Mac and Cheese With Chorizo

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Rachel Ray Magazine (published in the March 2009 edition). Love manchego cheese, this should be a good combination.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, salt it. Add the pasta and cook until aldente. Drain.
  2. While the pasta is working, in a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  3. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat add the shallots and garlic and cook until tender about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and whisk in the sherry. Stir in the chicken broth andmilk and cook until thickened; season with pepper. Stir in the cheese. Fold in the peas and pimientos.
  4. Drain the pasta, toss with sauce and top with chorizo and parsely.


Most Helpful

I was looking to use up manchego and chorizo and this fit the bill. It was easy to make, but was kind of plain tasting. It definitely needed a lot of salt. I would suggest adding some herbs and seasonings next time. The taste of the sherry came through in the dish, so I would suggest using a good one. I followed all directions and ingredients as posted with the exception that I omitted the peas as I realized halfway into preparing the dish that I was out.

Dr. Jenny June 28, 2009

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