Chorizo, Mac & Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Chorizo Green Chili Mac Cheese Stuffed Peppers

I couldn’t let my lack of photography skills in between my fellow foodaholics and this yummy stuffed pepper recipe. Who would think that melted cheese is so flipping hard to photo without it looking nasty. So much glare too. Ugh!

Love mac and cheese? Love bell peppers? Love chorizo? If you answered yes to these questions, then I think you’ll really enjoy these stuffed peppers. I usually like my stuffed peppers with rice or quinoa. Mac and cheese sounded good to me, so here we go…

If you already have a favorite tried and true mac and cheese recipe, then by all means, do your thing. Simply add browned chorizo and a can of green chilies and you’re set to stuff your peppers. I used a heaping half cup to stuff six halved peppers. You might have some left over to throw in a casserole dish for later enjoyment. Instant gratification right out of the bowl is acceptable in our house too.

I used colby/jack cheese because that’s what I had on hand. Would pepper jack be overkill?

Check out my Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Peppers too!

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Chorizo Green Chili Mac & Cheese Stuffed Peppers
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 bell peppers, cut in half, stems and seeds removed
  • ¾ lb. macaroni (gluten free works nicely)
  • 1 lb. chorizo
  • 1 4 oz. can diced green chilies
  • 2 C. shredded colby/jack cheese (or cheese of choice), plus extra for topping
  • 2 C. milk
  • 4 T. butter
  • 2 T. flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown chorizo in a pan, drain and set aside.
  3. Prepare macaroni according to package directions and set aside.
  4. Carefully wipe pan clean and melt butter over low heat.
Cheese Sauce
  1. When butter is completely melted, add flour and whisk until smooth. Cook for about a minute.
  2. Whisk in the milk and stir continuously over medium-low heat until thickened, about 5 - 10 minutes.
  3. Add cheese and stir until nicely melted.
Assembly
  1. Combine the cheese sauce, macaroni and chorizo in a large bowl.
  2. Stuff the peppers with about a half cup of the mixture, give or take.
  3. Place in a sprayed baking dish, cover and bake for 20 - 25 minutes (depending on how soft you like your peppers).
  4. Remove foil, turn broiler to low and broil for about 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

 

Comments

  1. Whaaaaat? This looks amazing! I’ve never thought of stuffing peppers with other delicious goodies but I think I will have to try this one!

  2. These chorizo mac and cheese stuffed peppers sound amazing. I have peppers in my fridge, and now I know exactly what I am doing with them!

  3. These look amazing. My daughters favorite food is Mac and cheese and her favorite veggie is red peppers! This is going on the meal plan, for sure!

  4. Oooh these sound divine! I love stuffed pepper recipes and with mac and cheese it’s a definite winner! Thanks for linking up to The Pretty Pintastic Party! :)

  5. Thanks for hosting!

  6. Great variation on the standard stuffed peppers. Thanks for sharing the recipe at Make It Monday.

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