Pasta and chili come together for a spicy summer dish

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Chef Paul Dowell from Kroger stopped by WDRB in the Morning to demonstrate how to make a Hatch Chili and Chorizo Baked Ziti.

Hatch Chili & Chorizo Baked Ziti

1 lb.

Purnell’s Old Folks Chorizo Sausage

1-9.5 oz. pkg.

Kroger Produce Fresh Cut Fajita Pepper & Onion Mix

1 lb.

Ziti Pasta or your favorite tube pasta (cooked/shocked)

1-16 oz. container

Kroger Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese

1-8 oz. pkg.

Henning’s Hatch Green Chili Cheddar (shredded)


Hatch Green Chili, Hot or Mild (prepared & chopped)

2-14.5 oz. cans

Kroger Salsa Style Fire Roasted Tomatoes (with juice)

½ c.

Private Selection Panko Breadcrumbs

  • Preheat grill to high. Place Hatch chili peppers directly on grill to roast until blistered & charred on all sides. Place roasted peppers in a bowl & cover with plastic wrap. Allow to steam for 10 minutes. Wearing plastic gloves, peel, seed, remove stem & chop.
  • Preheat oven to 350° & lightly grease a 9”X13” baking dish.
  • Over medium high heat, brown & crumble chorizo until fully cooked. Spoon chorizo out of the pan & return to heat. Add in the onion & pepper mixture & sauté until tender & slightly browned.
  • Combine cooked pasta, chorizo & cooked vegetable mixture in a large bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine ricotta, shredded Hatch cheddar, Hatch chili peppers & fire roasted tomatoes. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  • Pour ricotta mixture over pasta, mix well to combine, pour into prepared oven dish & spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle bread crumbs over top & put in oven for 40 minutes. Serve piping hot & enjoy the great flavor of the Hatch chili peppers!

The stores below will be fresh roasting the Hatch chili peppers on the grill so you can enjoy them at their best!

 August 17th 12pm to 6pm and August 18th 11am to 5pm

-Kroger 3101 Richmond Road Lexington KY 40509

-Kroger 12501 Shelbyville Road Middletown KY 40243

August 24th 12pm to 6pm and August 25th 11am to 5pm

-Kroger 890 Richmond Plaza Richmond KY 40475

-Kroger 291 N Hubbards Lane Ste 130 Louisville KY 40207

September 7th 12pm to 6pm and September 8th 11am to 5pm

-Kroger 106 Marketplace Circle Georgetown KY 40234

-Kroger 2440 Bardstown Road Louisville KY 40205

September 14th 12pm to 6pm and September 15th 11am to 5pm

-Kroger 704 Euclid Avenue Lexington KY 40502

-Kroger 1027 Jeffersonville Commons Blvd Jeffersonville IN 47130

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