Cornish Chilli Chorizo Pasta

This Cornish Chilli Chorizo Pasta recipe is easy, tasty and ready in about 30 minutes, making it an ideal midweek meal.

A bowl of chorizo pasta

This pasta recipe is a real crowd pleaser around these parts! Made with Cornish Chilli Chorizo from the Artisan Food Village, near Bude, the pasta is hearty, filling and full of flavour.

Why you should try it?

✔️A quick and easy pasta recipe
✔️Leftovers can be eaten cold
✔️Delicious with fresh crusty bread and a green salad

A spicy chorizo pasta

The Cornish chilli chorizo provides a lovely warmth to the dish, without it being too hot. The double cream added at the end of cooking helps temper the spiciness to levels my kids would tolerate.


To make this spicy chorizo pasta you will need;
  • Chilli chorizo, or plain chorizo sausage if you prefer
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Dried Thyme
  • Double Cream
  • Pasta
  • Parmesan and Parsley to serve

Overhead shot of spicy chorizo pasta in a shallow casserole


You will need a chopping board and sharp knife as well as a shallow casserole for making this dish. The pasta needs to be cooked separately, so a pasta pan or large saucepan is needed too.


One: Fry the onion and garlic in a little oil until soft.

Two: Add the chorizo, sun dried tomatoes, smoked paprika and thyme and cook for 5 minutes.

Three: Meanwhile cook the pasta in a separate pan and drain. Add the cooked pasta and double cream into the chorizo mixture, and stir to combine.

Four: Serve with grated Parmesan and chopped parsley.

Step by step photo instructions for making chilli chorizo pasta

Top tips

The chorizo contains quite a bit of oil, so you might want to mop up a bit of the excess oil from the chorizo with a kitchen towel before combining with the pasta and cream. Use a spoon to scrape all the chorizo and onion mix to one side of the pan, then tip it so the oil runs away from the mixture. Mop it up with kitchen towel, or if there is a lot, spoon it into a cup.

Serving suggestions

I like to serve this pasta with fresh crusty bread and green salad. Leftovers are fantastic the next day, either reheated or eaten cold.

Close up of spicy chorizo pasta in a red casserole


Up the spice by adding 1 chopped red chilli, or 1 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes.

Increase the vegetable content of the pasta dish by adding courgettes, peppers and sweetcorn. Add them in at the same time as the chorizo and spices.


The cooked pasta will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. It can be eaten cold for lunch or reheated in the microwave.

A bowl of chorizo pasta

Related recipes

Some more pasta recipes you might like;

  1. Caramelised Shallot Pasta
  2. Slow Cooker Macaroni Cheese
  3. Chorizo Mac and Cheese
  4. Easy Pesto Pasta
  5. Chicken Penne Arrabbiata

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The recipe

Spicy chorizo pasta
Yield: 4
Author: Beth Sachs
Chilli Chorizo Pasta

Chilli Chorizo Pasta

Prep time: 10 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 25 M
This Cornish Chilli Chorizo Pasta recipe is easy, tasty and ready in about 30 minutes, making it an ideal midweek meal.


  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 150g Chorizo, chopped
  • 6 Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 300g Pasta (cooked)
  • 100g parmesan, grated
  • 4 tbsp fresh chopped Parsley


  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. In a shallow casserole heat the oil and gently fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add in the sun dried tomatoes, chorizo, smoked paprika, dried thyme and cook for a further 5 minutes on a medium heat. Stir every so often. Drain away any excess oil.
  4. Add in the cooked pasta and double cream and stir to combine. Now mix in half of the grated Parmesan and half of the parsley.
  5. Serve in bowls with extra Parmesan and parsley.


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  1. Sundried tomatoes are my favorite thing to add to pasta dishes. This recipe is a keeper!

  2. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry24 August 2020 at 22:11

    This definitely is a dish I need to try for myself! It sounds so delicious and so full of flavour.

  3. 30 minutes Dinner recipes are so convenient!! Perfect for busy weekdays ahead.

  4. Everyone loved this chorizo pasta! So easy and flavorful.

  5. This is so simple yet so tasty! I love the spicy chorizo, adds great flavor.

  6. This looks like it is packed with so much flavor! I would love to try it out!

  7. Oh my, this sounds like such a flavourful and delicious dish! My partner keeps moaning about pasta being boring so maybe this will reignite his love for it!

  8. Now this sounds like some absolutely delicious pasta to try! I bet the chilli gives it a really nice kick, yum!

  9. Chorizo is one of my favourite things and combining it with Chilli and pasta is a great combo, the recipe looks simple but good, would make a yummy lunch, im hungry now.

  10. I love chorizo and don't have it often, I am always looking for new pasta recipes as love pasta as a quick and easy dinner. Will have to try this recipe out

  11. My kids love Chorizo but I always make sausage jamabalya, this sounds like a fun recipe that they will enjoy

  12. Beautiful pics. I think chorizo goes so well in pasta dishes. This looks nice and simple, ideal for a quick lunch or midweek meal. Mmm!

  13. This sounds like a really good pasta base for a dish, but I think we'd choose a different meat as we're not huge fans of chorizo x