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Chorizo Pasta (One Pot Pasta Recipe)

This easy Chorizo Pasta recipe is one of our favorite one pot pasta recipes and is ready in under 30 minutes! Full of flavor and super easy to make, this simple sausage pasta is perfect for busy weeknights. // Mom On Timeout
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chorizo pasta, one pot pasta, one pot pasta recipe, sausage pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 365kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 11 ounces pork chorizo
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 14.5 ounces fire-roasted diced tomatoes undrained
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups water or use part chicken or beef broth or stock
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 12 ounces rigatoni pasta
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese shredded

To Garnish (Optional

  • minced parsley
  • thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • red pepper flakes


  • Cook the chorizo sausage in a large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat until the meat starts to brown and thicken slightly.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
  • Add the rigatoni pasta and pour in the chicken broth and water, making sure the liquid slightly covers all of the pasta and then bring it to a boil.
  • Decrease to a simmer, cover and let cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked al dente, or to your desired softness.
  • Remove from heat and top with Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
  • Serve garnished with parsley, basil, red pepper flakes and more Parmesan cheese (optional).


Storage Information
Store leftover chorizo pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To Freeze: Let cool completely before transferring to a freezer-safe, airtight container or freezer bag. Pasta can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat in the microwave or on the stove with a little added liquid over low heat, stirring frequently.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1755mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1003IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 3mg