Macaroni and Cheese is a favorite side (though I probably eat enough for it to be considered a main) dish of mine during the holiday season. I have a couple of mac and cheese recipes already on the blog, but thought this Chorizo Mac and Cheese would be a nice ending to Thanksgiving week.
This was actually my first time cooking with Mexican chorizo. I loved the spice it brought to the Macaroni and Cheese without overwhelming the dish. I used Spanish/Portuguese Chorizo for Caldo Verde a couple of months ago, but Mexican chorizo is a bit different. Mexican chorizo is a fresh sausage made from ground meat (pork) seasoned with red chile powder and other spices. Spanish and Portuguese chorizos are cured or smoked and seasoned with smoked paprika. I was able to find Mexican chorizo at the grocery store, but you can also make your own at home. I have not tried any yet, but there are a few recipes floating around, including this one at Honest Cooking.