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Chorizo Pasta is a rich dish made with the pasta in savory sausage and tomato-based sauce. Spice up your menu rotation with this unique sausage flavor! #chorizo #pasta #30minutemeals #easyrecipe #texmex

Cheesy Chorizo Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chorizo Pasta is a rich dish made with the pasta in savory sausage and tomato-based sauce. Spice up your menu rotation with this unique sausage flavor!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chorizo, Chorizo Pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 549 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound large shells pasta
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 pound ground chorizo sausage
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
Garnish:
  • Crushed tortilla chips
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box and drain.
  2. Place a large pan over medium-high heat, add oil, once sizzling add chorizo sausage and brown well, breaking it with a wooden spoon.
  3. Drain the fat.
  4. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the taco seasoning and 1 cup of water, stir and cook until water is gone.
  6. Add the pasta back into the pot with the tomato sauce.
  7. Stir to combine. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  8. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese.
  9. Serve immediately, preferably with crunchy tortilla chips, sour cream, cilantro, and some cheese on top.

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Nutrition Facts

Cheesy Chorizo Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 549 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 2566mg112%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 2168IU43%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 258mg26%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.