Feta & Chorizo Mac N’ Cheese

Feta & Chorizo Mac N’ Cheese Recipe

*I’ve been guest posting it up this week – and have to say that the recipe I created for this post might quite possibly be the new family favorite. Make sure to check out the full post at MAM!

I have a confession to make.

Before my real food days, I was a die-hard boxed mac n’ cheese fan.

You could make me homemade mac n’ cheese every which way to Sunday, and I’d still tell you that I preferred the powdered stuff with a bit of skim milk and butter. My, oh my, do I bow my head in shame about that now being the foodie I am today.

But it gets worse, you see, because when I began ridding our pantry of processed junk at the beginning of our real food journey, I found a couple boxes of mac n’ cheese… and I just couldn’t part with them. And yet I’ve never convinced myself to eat them either. So there they have sat in my “convenience food” tubs where I keep my popcorn, homemade beef jerky and fruit snacks… just waiting to find their final resting place.

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So, when a friend messaged me the other day about her guilty pleasure of boxed mac n’ cheese the night before… I was tempted. Oh so very, very tempted. But every time I thought about making it and actually eating it, I couldn’t help but ponder with every delicious imaginary bite what sort of might-as-well-be-lethal chemical I was spooning into my body. But the craving was there nonetheless.

So I created a challenge unto myself: create a homemade version of mac n’ cheese that blows the boxed kind out of the flimsy cardboard (and into the trash).

Well, I’m happy to say I accepted the challenge… and I won.

Enter my newly crowned recipe: feta & chorizo mac n’ cheese. Rich, creamy cheesy goodness meets a healthy combination of sweet and spicy in this melt-in-your-mouth (and gluten-free) dish that everyone from kiddos to food snobs can enjoy!

The beauty of this recipe is not only it’s deliciousness… it’s the fact I only dirtied one pot and dish in the process. For someone that likes to keep the kitchen clean as I go… this makes my life SO much easier! It’s also an amazing side for things like cheeburgers!

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz. container brown rice noodles (any shape you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • generous amounts of fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 organic chorizo sausage link, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup frozen organic peas, thawed

To check out the recipe and step-by-step pictures, visit my full post at Modern Alternative Mama!