Cheesy Chorizo Pasta

Here is a tasty twist on the classic macaroni cheese.

Cheesy Chorizo Pasta

Cheesy Chorizo Pasta

Ingredients (serves 4)

300g pasta (macaroni, penne, fusili or similar)
75g diced chorizo
50g plain flour
50g margarine
600ml milk
100g grated cheddar
salt and pepper to season

Method

Preheat fan oven to 180 degrees.
Place pasta in oven-proof dish.
Grate the cheese.
Melt margarine in jug in microwave.
Mix in flour.
Mix in about a quarter of the milk and heat for 1 minute on medium in microwave.
Continue to mix in milk, about a quarter at a time and heat for 1 minute each time.
Continue to heat for 1 minute intervals until sauce has thickened, stirring between heating.
Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in most of the grated cheese, reserving a small amount.
Dice the chorizo and stir into the sauce.
Pour the sauce over the pasta.
Sprinkle reserved cheese on top.
Cook for about 40 minutes in preheated oven until pasta is soft, turning dish round halfway through cooking.
Serve and enjoy.

cheesy chorizo macaroni

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