This Easy Tomato Chorizo Pasta takes under 30 minutes to cook! And is sure to be a hit with the whole family. With flavor-packed chorizo sausage and a simple tomato sauce, this pasta recipe has so much flavor for such a simple dinner. We like this as a chorizo penne dish, but you can use any pasta shape you like here. Serve it with some garlic bread and a side salad and your weeknight dinner is done!
Heat the olive oil a large frying pan over high heat, add the chorizo and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the chopped peppers and cook for another 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add the garlic to the pan and stir around until aromatic. (under 1 minute)
Add the chopped tomatoes, Italian seasoning, sugar and salt.
Bring to a simmer and then cook gently whilst you cook the pasta.
Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Add a tablespoon of salt then pour in the pasta.
Reserve a cup of the pasta cooking liquid then drain the pasta.
Add the pasta to the tomato sauce mixture. Stir everything together until well coated, thinning the sauce with pasta water as needed.
Check the seasoning then serve immediately with parmesan and fresh basil.
I usually make this dish with the firm cured Spanish chorizo, have a lookout for it at the grocery store, you'll find it with the prepacked hams and lunch meat. But if you can only find the soft Mexican sausage kind then go ahead and use that in this dish, it will work well too! If you find too much oil is released from your chorizo you can drain it off before you add the bell peppers.
You can use any color of peppers (capsicums) you like here. We prefer the sweeter red and yellow varieties. But add green if you like.
If you are using Mexican chorizo for this recipe you probably won't need the additional oil. As plenty of oil is released from the sausage.
You can use any pasta shape that your family likes here. penne, radiatore, ziti, rigantoi, rotini or pasta shells work well. Or pick a long pasta like spaghetti or linguine.