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Easy Chorizo Pasta - One Pan Recipe!

This Easy Chorizo Pasta is a one pot recipe, where the pasta is cooked in a super tasty the sauce, all in a single pan. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 425 kcal

Ingredients

  • 220 g Chorizo Chopped into bite sized chunks
  • 1 Large Onion Peeled and chopped (see Note 1)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Peeled and crushed (see Note 1)
  • 250 g Dry pasta See Note 2
  • 400 g Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Sweet smoked paprika See Note 3
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 250 g Broccoli florets See Note 4
  • 250 g Cherry tomatoes See Note 5
  • 750 ml Vegetable stock See Note 6
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese Grated
  • 10 g Fresh basil Chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan or frying pan (one which has a lid) over a medium heat. Add the chorizo and fry until it starts to release it's oils and go brown (about 5 minutes).

  2. Add the onions and garlic and fry gently until softened (about 4 - 5 minutes).

    Chorizo onions and garlic frying in a pan
  3. Add the dry pasta, chopped tomatoes, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper, tomato pureee, broccoli, cherry tomatoes and about 500ml of the stock. Give everything a good stir, pop the lid on and cook for about 15 minutes until the pasta is cooked through and most of the liquid has been absorbed.

    Chorizo pasta one pot with raw pasta and ingredients
  4. * Note! I always make up 750ml of stock and then check on the pasta as it cooks and add more if needed, if it's looking dry. If you like very 'wet' saucy pasta, go ahead and add it all at the start.

  5. Add the Parmesan cheese, garnish with basil if using and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Note 1 - Onions and Garlic

I use preprepared, frozen as I am always looking for a shortcut!

Note 2 - Pasta

Any shape of pasta you like is fine, just adjust the cooking time accordingly if it takes more or less time. I used Rigatoni.

Note 3 - Sweet Smoked Paprika

I use Sweet Smoked Paprika as it's warming and a little smokey but also fine for the palette of children. If you want something more spicy, add or substitute regular paprika.

Note 4 - Broccoli

You need to cut these into medium, bite sized chunks. This is so they cook in the same time as the pasta. If they are too big, they will be too crunchy and too small and they will be soggy.

Note 5 - Cherry tomatoes

If you want these to hold their shape rather than burst into the sauce, just add them 3 - 4 minutes before the pasta finishes cooking.

Note 6 - Adding the stock

I always make up 750ml of stock and then check on the pasta as it cooks and add more if needed, if it's looking dry. If you like very 'wet' saucy pasta, go ahead and add it all at the start.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chorizo Pasta - One Pan Recipe!
Amount per Serving
Calories
425
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
17
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
1316
mg
57
%
Potassium
 
878
mg
25
%
Carbohydrates
 
69
g
23
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
22
g
44
%
Vitamin A
 
1844
IU
37
%
Vitamin C
 
84
mg
102
%
Calcium
 
411
mg
41
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.