Spaghetti with Spanish flavours

Spaghetti with Spanish flavours

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(24 ratings)

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)

Amyfoodie's picture

Really tasty and quick. Added garlic and red onion at the beginning and an extra sprinkle of paprika. Great meal for after work when you just want something quick but tasty.

siraliztare's picture

Easy and tasty meal for two. I added a sliced chilli for a bit zing, but then I add sliced chilli to everything!

floozeygirl's picture

Added salt to the spaghetti and plenty of black pepper like the recipe says. Fabulous Friday night meal. Will definitely be doing this more often

yasmin70's picture

Enjoyed this but would use sun dried tomatoes instead of peppers next time. I served this with a green salad and cheesy garlic bread. Yummy.

SianMP's picture

Made this with semi-dried tomatoes instead of peppers as that's what we had in the house. Very tasty, but doesn't really need the splash of water as that made the sauce a bit too liquidy to coat the pasta.

Alessya19's picture

I made the vegetarian version of this for our vegan friends. I liked it a lot, but my boifriend didn't like it so much without meat. So, for the next day, we bought some sosages and combined them with the remaining sauce. He loved it much more like this, I liked both ways.

maxime48's picture

One of my all time favorite pasta recipe, if you can also add sundried tomatoes and lots of pepper to get it right, and if you like it hot (like me) add some chilli to spice things up and it will end perfect :)

cornishshar's picture

A good quick tasty meal

ah1976's picture

Very tasty, great quick easy meal.

maxime48's picture

very good recipe, quite heavy, but absalutely great and amazingly easy.

Lay Di's picture

quick and tasty indeed!

valor2010's picture

Very easy to make and tasted nice but am I the only one that finds it almost impossible to mix a sauce like this INTO spaghetti?!

nic81081's picture

Really tasty simple dish that is low calorie :)

flopsymopsy's picture

Made quite a few times as a firm favourite this time added chicken breast chopped at thebegining and smoked paprika red onion and the sausage and sundried tomatoes still very tastyand versatile. I always use the oil from the sundried tomatoes insteade of olive oil adds more flavour.

chrisandems's picture

This recipe was so easy and absolutely delicious! I added courgette to mine also - will be making again soon.

jb5370's picture

Tasty! Also couldn't get red peppers so used sun dried tomatoes in oil- delicious and so quick.

thecherub's picture

Was good although not particularly exciting. However considering how quick and easy it is I should not be too fussy (I was between 3 and 4 stars for marking) I used pasta instead of spaghetti and basil as I had no parsley. Might make again but would probably add a few things to it (like olives).

messyjessie86's picture

Delicious! I didn't have fresh parsley to hand, so instead I used fresh basil. I have since used fresh parsley and I must say that the result was equally good:)

sarski's picture

This was delicious and quick and easy to make. Just ensure you do add plenty of the reserved water at the end as it does get quite dry.

jacaline13's picture

This is one of my absolute favorite midweek feeds!


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Mustardface's picture

I make a version of this but use rocket instead of parsley and peppadew peppers which I buy in my local Sainsburys. Lidl does a handy two pack version of chorizo slices now, and I chop them up. I also make a sandwich version of this by heating up a soft roll, and adding the heated chorizo, rocket and peppadew.