Spicy Chorizo and Spinach Pasta

Spicy chorizo and spinach pasta

Sometimes those meals that literally get thrown together are the best ones. Taking probably no more than 15 minutes from start to finish, I was delighted with this spicy pasta creation.

Be warned it’s hot, hot, hot, so if heat is not your thing than either leave out the chilli flakes or just add a tiny pinch instead. Definitely don’t do what I did and that’s burn your top lip when testing the pasta. It hurts and worse still it’s the second time I’ve done it in as many weeks.

Ingredients (serves 1 but easily doubled)

100g spirali pasta
50g cubed cooking chorizo
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1/8 teaspoon chilli flakes
Black pepper


1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water until al dente. Reserve a small cup of the cooking water.

2. Meanwhile sauté the chorizo in a dry pan until the chorizo releases it’s oils and crisps.

3. Add the cooked pasta to the pan of cooked chorizo. Then add the spinach, chilli flakes, a grinding of black pepper and a splash of the pasta cooking water.

4. Keep on the heat and stir well, cook for a further minute or so until the spinach is wilted. Then serve.

Spicy chorizo and spinach pasta

I would love to hear about your throw together dinner successes, just let me know in the box below.

Until next time.


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14 thoughts on “Spicy Chorizo and Spinach Pasta

  1. Le Coin de Mel says:

    Yummy! I love the fact you always use different shapes of pasta! You inspire me to browse in the shops (or rather send hubby hunting for the right shape!). Pinning this baby! x Mel

    • Julie says:

      That’s great to hear Mel (poor hubby). If you can’t find what you want in the supermarket then the best place to find unusual pasta shapes is in an Italian deli. Good luck with the search. x

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