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“Spold” – Spicy Mockaroni and Cheese

So there is this restaurant here in Portland called The Montage.  And they are famous for their Old Macaroni and Cheese.  Its not old pasta … I think, but the recipe I am guessing is.  Then they have one called the Spold.  Its Spicy and Old.

Its been a long time since I’ve been there, and I don’t eat too much pasta anymore.  But the flavors were great.  I was working on one of my recipes for my new cookbook today.  It will full of recipes featuring Zucchini and Summer Squashes as the main ingredient.  If you haven’t already checked out my cauliflower one, please do so… I think its great and I’m in no way biased.

Ok, so I was working on my Cheesy Zucchini recipe and found some extra ingredients in the fridge and thought I’d give it a whirl. And what did you know, I rendered a healthier version of the Spold in my own kitchen.  It is delish!  Enjoy.


4 medium zucchinis
1 lb of chorizo sausage
1/4 cup diced onion
1 jalapeño – finely diced
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp oil
4 Tbsp cream cheese
1 cup cottage cheese, drained
2 tsp yellow mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
salt to taste
cilantro (optional)

Cube zucchinis into 1/2” pieces, and set aside.
In a medium sauce pan on medium heat, brown chorizo along with onions, jalapeño, garlic and oil. When fully meat cooked and onions are translucent, add cream cheese, cottage cheese, mustard, pepper and zucchini chunks.  Stir constantly for a few minutes while cheese melts and zucchini gets warm.  Taste to see if it needs salt.  Toss in chopped cilantro if you wish and give it a few stirs.

*Chirizo can be a pretty fatty ground sausage.  To save calories and time (they are already cooked), try using Al Freso’s chicken chorizo sausage.

Chorizo chicken sausage

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About Katie Matheny

I am a teacher by day, and a wanna-be chef by night. I teach art and Spanish at a small school in Salem, Oregon to a fantastic group of soon-to-be world changers. I've loved cooking since I was a kid, and day dreamed while reading Betty Crocker's giant cookbooks. They were my picture books! I also work with a local non-profit that is doing some amazing things in Haiti. I have an amazing husband who I love to pieces. I love and serve Jesus, my King, and am striving to be a better example of who He is in myself. This is my life, in a few short words every-so-often. I hope you enjoy.

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