Easy tomato and chorizo pasta bake

Easy tomato and chorizo pasta bake
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make, 35-40 minutes to cook

Everyone needs a good pasta bake in their repertoire. This budget-friendly recipe is made with spicy chorizo, easy tomato sauce and a good grating of parmesan.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
426kcals
Fat
15.2g (5.5g saturated)
Protein
18.7g
Carbohydrates
53.3g (6.8g sugars)
Fibre
4.4g
Salt
0.8g
Calories
426kcals
Fat
15.2g (5.5g saturated)
Protein
18.7g
Carbohydrates
53.3g (6.8g sugars)
Fibre
4.4g
Salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g chorizo, sliced
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 400g fusilli
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, torn (optional)
  • 50g parmesan, grated

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan, then gently fry the onion for 5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and fry for another minute, then remove to a 1.2 litre ovenproof dish.
  2. Fry the chorizo for a few minutes until starting to crisp. Return the onions to the pan with the chopped tomatoes and red wine vinegar. Season, then bubble for 10 minutes.
  3. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until nearly al dente (see tip). Drain, then toss with the remaining oil. Stir into the tomato sauce. Add the basil, if using, tip into the dish, then scatter with the parmesan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, then stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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