Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
22 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 32 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

Crispy bits of Mexican chorizo (fresh, crumbly sausage—not to be confused with Spanish chorizo) create a delicious topping for this sweet-spicy take on mac and cheese. There's a fair amount of heat here, so if you prefer mild food, use even less chipotle.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Pierce potatoes several times with a fork; place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly; peel and mash in a large bowl. Stir in milk and next 4 ingredients (through cheese).

Step 3

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Add pasta to sweet potato mixture; set aside.

Step 4

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 5

Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add chorizo to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Place chorizo in a small bowl. Wipe pan clean. Spoon sweet potato mixture into pan; sprinkle evenly with chorizo. Broil 2 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Sprinkle with onions and cilantro.

Ratings & Reviews

portland's Review

January 24, 2015
very nice, easy to make, almost decadent feel with the mashed sweet potatoes. i microwaved the potatoes, which made the recipe fast as well as easy.

more2luv24's Review

October 13, 2014
Before we broiled It we added more shredded cheese across the top. My husband likes it a lot he even added sour cream to it lol.

ktleyed's Review

September 24, 2014

Lexusa's Review

April 21, 2014
This was fantastic! Sweet & spicy with a creamy texture. I also mixed the sausage in with the pasta and baked it. It's very filling so there are plenty of leftovers.

MegAverill's Review

November 26, 2013
I make this without the chorizo for a veg version and it is delicious!

Barbawana's Review

October 25, 2013
This was surprisingly pretty good! I just mixed the chorizo in with the pasta. I doubled chipotles and used pepper jack cheese. My friends I served to don't even like sweet potatoes (I didn't know) and they liked this! Served with salad.

SusanRoush's Review

July 16, 2013
Spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. Leftovers are even better. I will make again.

osequin's Review

May 21, 2013
I really like the flavor of this recipe. Instead of the chili peppers I added about 1 teaspoon chile powder and 1/2 t cumin. The heat wasn't there but the flavors were! Next time I will puree the potatoes, milk, and spices so it becomes more creamy. I also didn't use the chorizo because I am eating vegetarian.

Amy2322's Review

March 06, 2013
Really good. When I was making it I got kind of scared and thought I'm not so sure about this recipe but it is really good. The sweet potato gives the mac the creaminess like a cheese based mac but with out the fat, calories and sodium. I used turkey chorizo. Will put this one in our regular rotation.

rachrevisky's Review

February 24, 2013