Spanish Pasta Sauce

Spanish Pasta Sauce
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A Spanish pasta sauce? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? I hear ya… but I am going to defend myself here. Having already created a recipe for pepperoni pasta, I thought it was time to try chorizo with pasta. Why not have Spanish pasta dishes – it’s all about fusion food these days. Italians and Spaniards even speak similar languages, so why not combine the best of both worlds a little? In culinary terms, anyway.

This Spanish chorizo pasta recipe is ideal for those who aren’t great at planning ahead (like me), as it uses mostly storecupboard ingredients. While a few fresh ingredients are required, they all have a relatively long fridge life. In my experience, anyway. The mushrooms are optional – I simply can’t resist adding them to pretty much any savoury dish I make!

Whether you’ve been searching all your life for Spanish pasta recipes – or are simply tempted to find out what this chorizo and tomato pasta tastes like – why not give this one a try?

Serves 4

Spanish pasta sauce ingredients

  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Red onion, 1, chopped
  • Orange pepper, 1, chopped
  • Garlic, 4 cloves, crushed
  • Diced chorizo, 150g
  • Chopped tomatoes, 1 tin
  • Butter beans, 1 tin, drained
  • Button mushrooms, a few, sliced (optional)
  • Tomato puree, 1 tbsp
  • Worcester sauce, 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf, 1 (fresh or dried)
  • Thyme, fresh – a few stems or dried – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper, freshly ground


How to make chorizo and tomato pasta

  • Heat a splash of olive oil in the saucepan, then throw in the chopped onion and pepper. Fry, stirring often, for a few minutes, until they start to turn clarify. Add the garlic and stir again.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and mix well. Simmer for about 20 minutes on a low to medium heat, until the sauce has thickened and everything is piping hot.

Serve with the pasta of your choice, with garlic or crusty bread on the side if you like.

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