Monday, 14 January 2013

Chorizo Sausage & Mushroom Rigatoni

Chorizo Sausage & Mushroom Rigatoni
This pasta dish is delicious because the sausages are full of flavour, making the sauce rich and comforting.

Serves 4
Prep time:  10 minutes
Cooking time:  35 minutes

2 tbsp olive oil
1 small red onion, peeled & finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, peeled & finely chopped
300g chorizo sausages, skins removed & chopped
100g Portobello mushrooms, sliced
400g can of chopped plum tomatoes
50ml double cream
Freshly ground salt & pepper
400g rigatoni or penne
Pecorino or parmesan cheese, grated to serve

Preparation method

1.  In a large frying pan or wok heat the olive oil and add the onion and garlic.  Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring until the onions have softened.

2.  Now add the sausage meat, stir and cook over a medium heat for 5-7 minutes.  Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 3 minutes.

3.  Add the tomatoes and cook for 20 minutes, finish by adding the double cream, keep the sauce at a simmer.  If the liquid reduces too much add some of the pasta water.  Season to taste.

4.  Meanwhile cook the pasta as per packet instructions and drain.  Place the pasta in the hot sauce and mix well over a low heat.  Serve the pasta in 4 pasta bowls and sprinkle with the cheese.  Enjoy!


  1. I could eat pasta it

  2. Delicious! I swapped the cream for cream cheese