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A super easy one pan cheesy chorizo pasta recipe – you’re just going to LOVE this easy one pot meal. Perfect for serving on busy weeknights, it’s low fuss to make and insanely good to eat!

Honestly, as far as I’m concerned cheese and chorizo have been a match made in heaven since time began! The lovely smoky spicy flavours of the chorizo just mingle so deliciously with the oozy melty cheese.

A big flavour, low effort dinner recipe I think you’ll really enjoy! I’m a big fan of a one pan pasta dish, especially when I’m cooking for the kids.

It’s just super easy to throw everything in one pan and leave it to cook. And as a busy mum, easy pasta recipes are totally my go to dinner!

This is absolutely one of my favourite Chorizo pasta recipes!

cheesy chorizo pasta in a large black le creuset pan

Cheesy Chorizo Pasta Ingredients

cheesy chorizo pasta ingredients on a wooden board ready to cook with - chorizo, pasta, onion, pepper, basil, parmesan, tomato puree, olive oil and chopped garlic

You’ll just need a handful of ingredients to make our delicious tomato and chorizo pasta dish

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 200g diced chorizo – you can buy the full chorizo sausage (the cured ready to eat type) – remove the casing and chop it yourself, or you can just buy a couple of mini packs of diced chorizo or chorizo sprinkles from the supermarket – pick whichever suits you.
  • 1 onion – diced
  • 1 red pepper – diced
  • 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
  • 1 tbs tomato puree
  • 500g passata
  • 400g dried pasta – I use rigatoni as the sauce clings to deep grooves on the pasta so it makes it more delicious. If you can’t find rigatoni then choose a penne or other tube pasta.
  • 100g Parmesan cheese – finely grated
  • Handful of basil – roughly chopped

How to make cheesy chorizo pasta

Our chorizo pasta sauce is super easy to make and cooking the pasta in the one pot with the pasta sauce just makes it taste so good! And cuts down on the washing up!

  • Sauté the vegetables and chorizo – add a splash of olive oil to a large, deep pan, then tip in the chorizo, onions, peppers and garlic and gently fry over a low heat for 7-8 minutes until the onions are softened and the oil has turned a rich red colour from the paprika in the chorizo.
  • Add the tomatoes – add the passata and stir in the tomato puree. Mix everything together.
  • Tip in the pasta – stir the rigatoni pasta into the rich tomato sauce.
  • Top up with boiling water – add enough hot water to the pan to just cover the pasta. Season with salt and black pepper. Then bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer the pasta for around 15 minutes. Stir every so often to stop it sticking.
  • Add the Parmesan – once the pasta is cooked to your liking, remove the pan from the heat and tip in the Parmesan cheese. Stir it into the pasta and sauce so it goes deliciously melty.
chorizo pasta in a black le creuset pan with a pile of grated parmesan cheese thrown into it
  • Add the basil – add the chopped basil and stir it through the pasta
  • Serve – divide between the bowls and tuck in.
cheesy chorizo pasta in a large black le creuset pan being spooned into serving bowls

Make cheesy chorizo pasta your way

  • Use different cheese – swap the Parmesan for a delicious Cheddar, oozy mozzarella or feta cheese.
  • Add more spicy heat – if you love your chorizo pasta spicy then add a freshly chopped chilli to the vegetables at the beginning or add a good pinch of red chilli flakes when you add the tomatoes.
  • Make chorizo pasta bake – tip the cooked cheesy chorizo pasta into a casserole dish, top with more grated cheese or mozzarella and finish off under the grill.

What to eat with cheesy chorizo pasta

These are my favourite side dishes to serve alongside pasta

  • Garlic bread – baguette, flatbreads or even try our cheat version of homemade garlic bread with brioche rolls.
  • Salad – a big green salad goes great with a bowl of rich, meaty dish of pasta.
  • Homemade coleslaw – we love a bowl of homemade coleslaw alongside pasta – the kids usually ask for Ranch Coleslaw.

You might also really enjoy our creamy Cajun chicken pasta recipe here – great for family dinner.

Love your leftovers! What to do with leftover chorizo pasta

If you’ve any leftover pasta, cool it quickly, within an hour of it being made and store it in an air tight container in the fridge – it’ll keep for 24 hours. And it’s delicious eaten cold the next day.

Love Chorizo? Try these delicious chorizo recipes

  • Chorizo Pasties – OMG these are just too good! Golden puff pastry stuffed with delicious chorizo and vegetable filling. Perfect for picnics.
  • Chicken and Chorizo Stew – a delicious, warming one pot stew with chickpeas. Totally bursting with flavour and delicious for family dinner.
  • Chorizo Tapas cook up a flavour of Spain with our super easy chorizo in red wine recipe. Perfect for serving alongside little tapas dishes.

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One Pan Cheesy Chorizo Pasta Recipe

Yield: Serves 4

One pan cheesy chorizo pasta

A super tasty chorizo pasta dish

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 200g chorizo - diced 
  • 1 onion - diced 
  • 1 red pepper - diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 tbs tomato puree
  • 500g passata 
  • 400g dried pasta - rigatoni is best
  • 100g Parmesan cheese - grated 
  • small bunch basil - chopped 

Instructions

  1. Add a splash of olive oil to a large, deep pan, then tip in the chorizo, onions, peppers and garlic and gently fry over a low heat for 7-8 minutes until the onions are softened and the oil has turned a rich red colour from the paprika in the chorizo.
  2. Add the passata and stir in the tomato puree. Mix everything together.
  3. Stir the rigatoni into the rich tomato sauce.
  4. Add enough hot water to the pan to just cover the pasta. Season with salt and black pepper. Then bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer the pasta for around 15 minutes. Stir every so often to stop it sticking.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked to your liking, remove the pan from the heat and tip in the Parmesan cheese. Stir it into the pasta and sauce so it goes deliciously melty.
  6. Add the chopped basil and serve

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 592Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 1073mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 28g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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