Spicy chorizo penne pasta

Spicy chorizo penne pasta

This is a super tasty, quick dinner for two, and the red wine makes it a little bit special.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 75g/2½oz approx raw chorizo sausages, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 55g/2oz tomato purée
  • 55g/2oz sun-blushed tomatoes, chopped
  • 200ml/8fl oz red wine
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 250g/9oz short pasta, such as fusilli or penne, cooked according to packet instructions
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh basil, to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat. Add the onion and chilli and cook for two minutes.

  2. Add the chorizo and cook for a further five minutes, or until golden-brown all over.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan, apart from the pasta. Bring the to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. To serve, stir the pasta into the sausage mixture, then pour onto a serving plate and garnish with fresh basil.