Creamy Chorizo, Red Pepper & Mushroom Pasta

A few weeks ago I was really ill and unlike the majority of people, I don’t lose my appetite when I am ill. If anything, I start eating for an army (no, seriously). So after rummaging through my fridge and cupboards, I picked out my favourite ingredients and made this and then I made it two more times within a space of 36 hours. So I might have some sort of Chorizo/Pasta/Cheese addiction but I am okay with that.

This dish is the comfiest of comforts, pasta=carbs=goodness, chorizo brings warmth and spice, cream and parmesan turn into gooey creamy concussion and red peppers & mushrooms, well they are two of your 7 a day, aren’t they? 

  • 60g Penne or Spaghetti or Orzo or Tagliatelle, basically whatever rocks your boat. I don’t discriminate against pasta
  • 50g Chorizo, sliced
  • 100g Tinned Tomatoes
  • 1 Garlic Clove, finely grated
  • 1 Roasted Pepper from a jar, sliced (get these from B&M as they cost less than £1 a jar!)
  • 3-4 Chestnut Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons of single/double/soya cream
  • Handful of Grated Parmesan
  • Sprinkling of Chill
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil

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The method (it takes less time to make this than it does for my hair mask to dry, honestly)

  1. Boil your pasta per instructions with a dash of Olive Oil in the water
  2. Heat up a large pan, splash a bit of Olive Oil and start by frying Chorizo for couple of minutes till it crisps up, throw the Garlic in and fry for further 30 seconds
  3. Add a sprinkle of
  4. Now throw in the mushrooms and fry for a couple of minutes, throw in the peppers and heat the through.
  5. Throw in the tinned tomatoes and heat them through
  6. Hopefully, at this point, your pasta is done (if not, get yourself some quick cook pasta!), drain it and throw it in with Chorizo and veggies
  7. Add the Cream and heat it through till it starts bubbling, now add the Parmesan, stir through and voila!

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Enjoy with a large hot mug of Lempsip… I am kidding, maybe a glass of hearty Bordeaux or a rich Rioja. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. This is definitely in my top 5 of  Favourite Pasta dishes.

Anya xx

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