Jalapeño Popper Chorizo Mac-n-Cheese
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Jalapeño Popper Chorizo Mac-n-Cheese

Jalapeño Popper Chorizo Mac-n-Cheese

with Corn and Bocconcini

Love jalapeño poppers? We do to, and with this popular appy inspired dinner, you can indulge all you like!

Tags:
Spicy
Quick
Allergens:
Wheat
Milk
Mustard

Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking Time8 minutes
DifficultyMedium

Ingredients

serving amount

170 g

Rigatoni

(Contains Wheat)

1 unit(s)

Jalapeño

113 mL

Cream

(Contains Milk)

100 g

Bocconcini Cheese

(Contains Milk)

113 g

Corn Kernels

1 tbsp

Cream Sauce Spice Blend

(Contains Wheat May contain Tree nuts, Milk, Mustard, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites)

2 unit(s)

Cream Cheese

(Contains Milk)

½ tbsp

Dijon Mustard

(Contains Mustard May contain Crustaceans, Egg, Fish, Milk, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites, Wheat)

56 g

Baby Spinach

1 tsp

Garlic Salt

(May contain Wheat, Milk, Mustard, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites, Tree nuts)

¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat May contain Wheat, Gluten)

250 g

Chorizo Sausage, uncased

Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*

(Contains Milk)

0.13 tsp

Pepper*

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Nutrition Values

Calories1200 kcal
Fat71 g
Saturated Fat38 g
Carbohydrate94 g
Sugar9 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein49 g
Cholesterol225 mg
Sodium1770 mg
Trans Fat1.5 g
Potassium1050 mg
Calcium900 mg
Iron5.5 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.

Utensils

Strainer
Large Pot
Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cups
Large Oven-Proof Pan
Small Bowl

Instructions

Cook pasta
1
  • Add rigatoni to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. 
  • Reserve 2/3 cup (1 1/3 cups) pasta water, then drain and return rigatoni to the same pot, off heat. 
Prep
2
  • Quarter bocconcini.
  • Roughly chop spinach.
  • Core, then finely chop jalapeño, removing half the seeds for less heat if desired. (TIP: We suggest using gloves when prepping jalapeños!)
Toast panko and cook chorizo and veggies
3
  • Heat a large oven-proof pan over medium heat.
  • When hot, add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter, then swirl to melt.
  • Add panko. Toast, stirring constantly, until lightly golden, 1-2 min. 
  • Season with 1/8 tsp (1/4 tsp) garlic salt and pepper. 
  • Transfer to a small bowl. 
  • Add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter, then swirl to melt.
  • Add add chorizo, jalapeños and corn to the pan. Cook, breaking up chorizo and stirring often until vegies have softened, and chorizo is cooked through, 4-6 min.**
  • Season with 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) garlic salt and pepper.
Make sauce
4
  • Sprinkle Cream Sauce Blend over veggies. Cook, stirring often, until mixture coats chorizo and veggies, 30 sec.
  • Add cream, cream cheese and reserved pasta water. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens slightly, 3-4 min.
  • Add spinach. Cook, stirring often, until spinach wilts, 1-2 min.
Melt topping
5
  • Top with bocconcini quarters, then sprinkle over panko.
  • Broil in the centre of the oven, until cheese melts and topping is golden-brown, 3-4 min.
Finish and serve
6
  • Once the topping has melted and is golden-brown, let mac-n-cheese cool for 3-4 min.
  • Divide mac-n-cheese between plates.
Modularity Step (under step 3)
7

If you've opted to add chorizo, when the pan is hot, add chorizo along with jalapenos and corn. Cook, breaking up chorizo and stirring often until veggies have softened and chorizo is cooked through, 4-6 min**. Follow the rest of the recipe as written.