Spaghetti with Spanish flavours

Spaghetti with Spanish flavours

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Cook: 10 mins Ready in 10 minutes


Serves 4
A 10 minute dish which infuses spaghetti with the flavours of Spain - you can make a vegetarian version too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal444
  • fat22g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein18g
  • salt2.21g
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  • 80g pack sliced chorizo sausage



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 300g bag fresh spaghetti
  • 20g pack flatleaf parsley (a good handful)



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 2 red pepper from a jar, in brine or oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 50g finely grated fresh Parmesan, plus extra to serve



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Put a pan of water on over a high heat to boil. Meanwhile, snip the chorizo into strips with scissors, and chop the parsley and peppers (check for stray seeds first).

  2. When the water is boiling briskly, add the spaghetti with a good measure of salt, stir and return to the boil. Cook for 3 minutes.

  3. In a large frying pan, heat the oil, add the chorizo and peppers and plenty of black pepper. Cook for a minute or so, until heated through and the juices are stained red from the paprika in the chorizo. Scoop half a mugful of pasta water from the pan, drain the remainder and tip the spaghetti into the frying pan.

  4. Add the parsley and parmesan, toss well and splash in the pasta water, to moisten. Hand round extra parmesan at the table.

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Comments (27)

gwd34afitou's picture

Made this last as a quick family supper, really quick and easy to make, I used dried wholemeal spaghetti (healthy option) and quite spicy chorizo sausage and it was delicious! I will definitely be making this again, and again.

dpclough's picture

Very tasty! I used a whole 280g jar of Tesco Roasted Pepper Antipasti (in oil - which I drained) with good results. I was then able to use less oil to fry the chorizo. Very well balanced for flavours, and was appreciated by all the family.

therealheidi's picture

quick & tasty

sarahcookerybook's picture

So quick and easy! I chopped up a chorizo sausage, used up a jar of peppers and we were having supper outside in no time. Goes great with a glass of Roija as well....

Fozzler's picture

Really enjoyed this recipe. Easy to do and very tasty. Used a chunk of chorizo and chopped it into small pieces which was tastier than the thin chorizo. Also found it mixed better when using pasta shapes instead of spaghetti.

bethocallaghan's picture

Very nice and quick and tasty.

samorgan's picture

Very nice and super quick. I couldnt find the peppers in my supermarket, so I used sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil instead. I tnk I got the same result, and will contine to cook this with the tomatoes instead.


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