Pea, chorizo and Pecorino pasta

  • Serves 4
  • Hands on time 20 mins
  • Easy
A meaty, cheesey pasta dish that's a good budget recipe.

Nutritional info per serving

  • Calories638kcals
  • Fat25.6g (12g saturated)
  • Protein24g
  • Carbohydrates83.1g (4.7g sugars)
  • Salt0.6g

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  • 400g pasta shapes, such as large shells (from major supermarkets)
  • Glug of olive oil
  • Knob of butter
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 75-100g sliced chorizo, cut into strips
  • 200g fresh or frozen peas
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon, plus a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 75ml crème fraîche
  • 50g Pecorino shavings


  1. Cook the pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, then drain and toss with a little of the cooking water and the olive oil.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a pan and gently fry the shallots for 5 minutes or until beginning to crisp. Add the chorizo, cook until crisp, then mix into the pasta. Blanch the peas in a pan of boiling water, then add to the pasta with the lemon zest and juice and crème fraîche. Mix well and serve, sprinkled with the Pecorino.

From June 2009

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