Chorizo, Pepper & Olive Pasta

Because I’m generous, here’s another of my pasta recipes that turned out absolutely delicious, I just had to share it with you! As with most of my recipes it’s easy to make and follow – so easy in fact that I made one of my Cook With Me Videos (see below or here on YouTube).

Packed with veggies and adding a bit of spice to it, makes this a really good warming dish for this time of year. Unusually for me, I used a pre-made sauce which I received in my September Degustabox subscription – Pancetta Del Casale Sauce. This recipe is versatile though and will go with any tomato/ragu based sauce. All of the below came to approx 726 calories which were largely down to the chorizo and pasta used.

Ingredients (for 2 people);

  • 100g chorizo, diced
  • 120g penne pasta
  • 350g tomato/ragu based sauce (I used a jar of Cirio Pancetta del Casale con Funghi e Peperoni)
  • 1 heaped tsp of lazy chilli or 1 chopped chilli (optional)
  • 100g Green jalapeno-stuffed olives (plain green olives would be fine)
  • 2 peppers, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Parmesan to serve (optional)

Method (Approx 25 mins altogether);

  1. Heat up a large pan with a drizzle of olive oil on a medium-high heat. Fry the carrot & onion first until soft.
  2. Add the peppers to the pan and fry until soft.
  3. Cook your pasta as per instructions (usually boil for approx 10 mins, adding a little salt to the pan).
  4. Add the diced chorizo to the pan with the vegetables and give everything a good mix, cooking for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Next, add in your sauce and your chilli if using, to the large pan and give everything a good mix. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
  6. Finally before serving, add the cooked pasta to the large saucepan, coating it in all of the sauce and ingredients.
  7. Don’t forget to drop in your olives to warm through!
  8. Serve between your pasta bowls and top with a little grated parmesan.

Told you it was easy, and believe me it’s so tasty! Check out my Cook With Me video 🙂

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