Layered Mac And Cheese With Cacique® Chorizo & Tomato Sauce

    25 Mins
    30 Mins
    Serves 8-10

As a father, I know how hard it can be to introduce new (especially healthy) foods into kids’ diets. But as a chef, I am dedicated to teaching my son all about where his food comes from, and having him try as many new foods as possible to broaden his palette. I think it’s the same in just about every house, but mac n’ cheese is definitely a favorite for us. A really easy way to introduce new ingredients to your kids is to simply add them to dishes they already know and love. This recipe for mac n’ cheese, which incorporates chorizo and tomato sauce, is a great way to incorporate some protein and veggies and trust me, your kids (and the adults in the house) will love it.

I know that time is a big factor when it comes to choosing meals to make for the family. Everyone’s working and has hectic schedules, that’s why I love to include kids in the cooking process, so that we’re all spending time together when we sit down to eat, but also before when we’re in the kitchen. My son loves to cook with me and feel like he is contributing. When I was growing up, it seemed like we were always in the kitchen, making breakfast, lunch, then dinner with family members coming in just to grab snacks and taste whatever was cooking on the stove. These are such great memories for me and by including your kids in the preparation of their food, you’ll not only get that extra time to connect with them, but the kitchen is also where you can learn a lot of valuable life lessons (I definitely learned my fair share while cooking with my mom and grandmother).

I hope y’all enjoy this dish and the time spent with your loved ones.

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