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Mexican-Style Baked Mac and Cheese

This Mexican style baked mac and cheese adds Mexican chorizo for a delicious meal that you won't forget.
Course Appetizer, dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword mac and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20 1/2 cup portions
Calories 264kcal


  • 1 lb Macaroni Pasta
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 4 Cups Milk
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 5 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 lb Mexican Chorizo
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder


  • Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter of medium heat.
  • Add the flour and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the milk, salt, and garlic powder and stir well.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly and then reduce the heat.
  • Simmer for 2-4 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Stir in 4 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese until melted.
  • Add the cooked macaroni and mix well.
  • Cook the Mexican chorizo separately and add to the macaroni and cheese mixture.
  • Add a layer of the mac and cheese mix to an oven safe dish, and top with half of the mozzarella cheese. Continue with another layer of mac and cheese and top with remaining mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 375 degree fahrenheit for 30 - 40 minutes.


Serving: 11/2 cup portion | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg