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Penne pasta covered in a tomato and chorizo sauce and garnished with chopped Italian parsley and grated cheese

Spicy Chorizo and Tomato Pasta Sauce

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-5 1x


This spicy chorizo pasta sauce can be thrown together in minutes and is easy to make. Serve over your favorite pasta for a tasty meal. #easymeals #chorizo #pasta #spicy #quickrecipes


  • 200 g (7 oz) Spanish Chorizo
  • 6 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 4 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 (400g / 14 oz) cans of stewed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 tsp of red chili flakes (optional)


  1. Dice the Spanish Chorizo as finely as you can get it.  I cut it into roughly 5 mm/ 1/4 inch pieces.
  2. Empty tomatoes into a large bowl and crush with your hands until no large chunks remain.
  3. In a large saucepan, add olive oil over medium/medium-high heat.
  4. Add chopped Chorizo and let cook until olive has picked up a reddish hue.  This should take around 3-5 minutes. You can add the red chili flakes at this time if everyone is big on spice.  BUT if you are like me and cooking for those that can’t take the heat, take out a small portion of the sauce into a smaller container for those with a milder palette. Then go back and add red chili flakes to the remaining sauce at the end and let cook
  5. Once the oil has picked up the color and flavor of the Chorizo, add minced garlic, stir and cook until fragrant (about 1-2 minutes).
  6. Add crushed tomatoes and oregano.  Stir together, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes until nice and bubbly and all flavors have married together.
  7. Sprinkle sugar over sauce and stir.
  8. Continue to cook for a minute or two.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste then serve.
  10. Serve over al dente penne pasta with a  garnish of Italian parsley and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Sauce, Pasta
  • Method: simmering
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Chorizo, pasta, easy, quick, tomato, spicy

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