One pot Spicy Chorizo Pasta
One pot meal are dinner saviors. When you are short on time, not really sure what to make, or just want something pretty low effort, then a one pot pasta basically means throwing everything in a pot you’re done. Well not quite but it’s pretty close!
This one pot spicy sausage pasta is so easy and full of flavor made with chorizo, herbs and chilli flakes. It comes together in a single pot meaning less washing up and dinner can be ready in about 30 minutes!
This recipe cooks the pasta in the pot alongside the other ingredients rather than having to boil it first which is a huge time saver. Plus, the starchy water helps to make the sauce super thick and creamy and delicious.
For the pasta you will want to use something small so that it cooks quickly. My new found favorite pasta shape is Trofie Pasta which are short twists of pasta, appearing rolled up on themselves which makes for perfect little nooks for sauce to grab hold. Spirals, elbows, or shells would also work well for this dish, but my favorite type as usual is the one that you have in your pantry already! Lets get cooking!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red onion diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic crushed
- 450 grams chorizo sausages cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon chili flakes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 ½ cups tomato puree (passata)
- 320 grams dried pasta
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese optional
- chopped parsley to garnish
Heat olive oil in a heavy based pot on high heat and add chopped sausages, onion and garlic. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until the sausages are brown and the onions are soft.
Add tomato paste and stir through. Cook for an additional minute until the tomato paste is fragrant and starting to darken in color.
Turn down the heat to medium/low and add in the spices, herbs and salt and pepper, followed by the stock and the tomato puree. Finally stir through the dried pasta and put the lid on.
Cook for approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally so the pasta doesn’t stick, or until the pasta is cooked through. Cooking time will be dependent on the type of pasta you use.
Remove the lid and finish cooking for a few minutes to thicken the sauce. Take off the heat and stir through the parmesan and parsley if using and serve.