Penne with Chorizo



I had to use up the chorizo I had in the refrigerator...what to make? I wasnt sure what I wanted but had a taste for pasta so I made up this dish. Both my Husband and I had two servings each! It was delicious. I have to get the recipe down right away so I wouldnt forget it! I hope you try it too.


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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    cooked penne
  • 2 stick
    chorizo (mexican sausage, mild or medium
  • 1
    green pepper-chopped
  • 1/2
    sweet onion-chopped
  • 3 clove
  • 3-5
    roma tomatoes-chopped
  • 15 oz
    ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 c
    basil pesto

How to Make Penne with Chorizo


  1. Start water for pasta and cook per directions.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet on medium heat and fry out chorizo.
  3. When the sausage is nearly done add the peppers, onion and garlic. Cook until tender.
  4. Add tomatoes to skillet and cook a few minutes. Then add the ricotta cheese and stir well to combine. Continue to cook just until the mixture starts to bubble.
  5. Drain the pasta and add back to the pot. Pour the chorizo mixture over the pasta and add the basil pesto. Stir well and serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

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About Penne with Chorizo

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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