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Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta

My 30 minute Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta is a delicious fuss free midweek meal. This crowd pleaser is packed with fresh ingredients making it under 500 calories per serving. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: 30 minutes, easy, under 500 calories
Servings: 4
Calories: 473kcal
Author: Lee


  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 80 g chorizo slices roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 80 g red pesto
  • 40 g tomato puree
  • 440 g chopped tin tomatoes
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 40 g Manchego cheese grated
  • small handful of fresh parsley finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 360 g wholewheat pasta
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  • Bring a pan of water to the boil.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. When the pan is hot add the chopped onions, season with salt and pepper and fry for 3 minutes until soft. 
  • Add the chorizo and smoked paprika to the frying pan and fry for 1 minute.
  • Stir the tomato puree, red pesto and garlic into the frying pan and fry for another minute.
  • Pop the pasta into the pan of boiling water, add a pinch of salt and boil as per cooking instructions.
  • Pour the chopped tinned tomatoes into the frying pan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down, add the cherry tomatos, season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain it and gently stir into the tomato sauce with the chopped parsley.
  • Serve with sprinkling of Manchego cheese and finely chopped parsley.  


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Spice things up, use spicy chorizo and add a medium red chilli. 
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy for lunch the next day.