Spanish Style Pasta Sauce Recipe

I’m a pasta fiend. It’s my go to meal, a bit like a pizza I don’t care it’s vegetarian, meat lover, bolognese or in this case spanish style. This was a really quick light lunch – a lazy man’s paella. I was also trying to use up a heap of home-grown tomatoes, but you could easily replace with whole-tinned tomatoes.

Spanish PastaIngredients

  • Olive oil
  • 1/2kg quartered tomatoes
  • 1 hot chorizo
  • 2 roughly chopped cloves garlic
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch of saffron
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 300gm pasta – preferrably tubes, spirals or shells
  • parmesan


Slice the chorizo and fry it in a good amount of olive oil. Add the garlic and when it is fragrant, add the tomatoes and cook until they are soft. Mash them with the back of your spoon and add the paprika, saffron, salt, pepper and the stock. Put the pasta on to cook. Stir the sauce and cook on medium heat. When the pasta is al dente, strain and add to the sauce and cook for a few minutes.

Serve and drizzle with a bit of extra virgin and a small sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

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22 Responses to “Spanish Style Pasta Sauce Recipe”

  1. Tresna commented:

    Nice! My favourite bit of the Paella is the soccarat on the bottom….I wonder if it would be possible to replicate that with the pasta in some way? I might try and give it a whirl and hope I don’t ruin a perfectly delicious chorizo pasta in the process!

  2. Lisa commented:

    I am so in love with chorizo :) This looks like a great recipe! Pasta is also my go to dish!!

  3. Jennifer commented:

    I added chicken to this and diced red & orange peppers- yum!!! I served mine with cavittapi (spirally macaroni) and it was delicious:)