30-Minute Chorizo Pasta Recipe


In this blog post, we will explore a delicious recipe for chorizo pasta. This flavorful combination of spicy chorizo sausage and pasta is sure to become a favorite in your household. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or something to impress your guests, this recipe is a winner. So let’s get started and dive into the world of chorizo pasta!


To make the chorizo pasta, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of chorizo sausage, casing removed and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for extra heat)
  • 8 ounces of pasta (your choice of shape)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)


Follow these steps to prepare the delicious chorizo pasta:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the crumbled chorizo sausage and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the sausage from the skillet and set aside.

  3. In the same skillet, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and diced red bell pepper. Sauté until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.

  4. Return the cooked chorizo sausage to the skillet and add the diced tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir well to combine.

  5. Simmer the mixture over low heat for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

  6. Once the sauce has thickened slightly, add the cooked pasta to the skillet. Toss everything together until the pasta is well coated in the flavorful sauce.

  7. Serve the chorizo pasta hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves (if desired).


Can I use a different type of sausage instead of chorizo?

While chorizo sausage adds a unique and delicious flavor to this pasta dish, you can certainly substitute it with another type of sausage if you prefer. Italian sausage or spicy sausage would be good alternatives.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Yes, you can adapt the recipe to be vegetarian by using plant-based sausage or omitting the sausage altogether. You can enhance the flavor with additional spices and vegetables to make up for the absence of meat.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze the leftovers of this chorizo pasta. Allow the dish to cool completely, then transfer it to airtight containers or freezer bags. Label and date them before placing them in the freezer. When ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

What can I serve with chorizo pasta?

Chorizo pasta is a complete meal in itself, but you can serve it with a side salad or some crusty bread to complement the flavors. A refreshing cucumber and tomato salad or a simple green salad would be great choices.

How spicy is this dish?

The level of spiciness in this chorizo pasta depends on the heat of the chorizo sausage and the amount of red pepper flakes added. If you prefer a milder dish, you can use a mild chorizo sausage or reduce/omit the red pepper flakes.

Enjoy making and savoring this delightful chorizo pasta recipe! It’s a delightful dish that brings together incredible flavors and makes for a satisfying meal.

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