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Guest Post: Christy – Cheesy Pasta and Chorizo

Today we have another guest post from Christy from Click in my Heels. She puts together a number of great dishes that always have me salivating. Check out Click in my Heels and her post below…

I usually have meal ideas in mind when I’m at the grocery store and a pretty detailed list written up either by hand or on my phone so I know what things to pick up, but I sometimes get a little side tracked. I love food. I think about it pretty much all day! Not just what foods to eat, but what foods to work with and what creations I can come up with and write about on my blog. So sometimes at the grocery store, I see an ingredient and my meal plan gets rearranged, maybe a standard meal gets tossed and I’m thinking of what I can put together with that ingredient to create something new in the kitchen. I hope others can relate. Or maybe I’m the only wild eyed crazy one talking to myself throughout the store and getting excited when I can picture the dish coming together in my scatter brained mind. This dish was not really a planned meal. I was shopping and came across the chorizo when I just thought for a minute about what things I could make with it. Something with a mild kick, something with pasta, even better – something with cheesy pasta! And the recipe started to form from there. The flavors all worked together and I kept it pretty simple so it’s quick to pull together and feed your family. I hope you enjoy it!
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Cheesy Pasta and Chorizo

Ingredients:
12 oz chorizo – hot or mild. I used Mexican Chorizo which requires cooking
1 onion – diced
2 garlic cloves – minced
1 TBS Goya Adobo All Purpose Seasoning
2 TBS olive oil
6 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 C Half and Half
1 1/2 C Chicken Broth
1 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 lb refrigerated cheese ravioli pasta
1/2 C Shredded cheese – whatever blend you like
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste
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Directions:
In a skillet, add 1 TBS olive oil and remove the casing from the chorizo. Place the chorizo in the oiled skillet and cook for around 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set this aside.
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In a large pot, sauté diced onion in 1 TBS olive oil over medium heat for a few minutes until translucent.
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Add in minced garlic and sauté for a minute.
Add in cream cheese and melt over medium heat, stirring frequently.
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Add in chicken broth, diced tomatoes and half and half.
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Stir this until cream cheese is all melted and incorporated with liquids.
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Season with Adobo Seasoning and Salt and Pepper to taste. Bring this to a boil.
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Add in ravioli, stir to cover ravioli with sauce and turn heat down to simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.
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Use a slotted spoon to drain the grease and add in the reserved cooked chorizo to the pasta and sauce.
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Stir to combine and keep on low heat until the chorizo is warmed back up and you are ready to serve.
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Garnish with shredded cheese
I hope you enjoy this recipe and stop on over to clickinmyheels.com to check out more recipes and posts on my blog.
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Categories: Cheese3, Guest, Italian, Main Dish 3, Mexican, Pasta, Pork2

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Guest Post: Christy – Cheesy Pasta and Chorizo”

  1. April 20, 2015 at 11:36 am #

    Makes my mouth water! Looks so good! 🙂

    Like

  2. April 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    Looks so good.

    Like

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