Delicious Chorizo, and Blue Cheese Pasta Recipe (+ Pantry Pasta Tips!)

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A delicious pantry pasta dish that does not take long to make. This chorizo blue cheese pasta recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make!

One of my personal favorite things to do on nights I have legit zero energy (in short, days I am lazy beyond the usual) to head to the store is to rummage my fridge and look for ingredients that are a day close being thrown out. Anyways, this is how I came up with this chorizo and blue cheese pasta recipe.

I had some leftover chorizos and blue cheese from my little self imposed wine and cheese rendezvous with myself one Monday evening because life is too short for boring things. I don’t even know how could I possibly have some leftover chorizo and blue cheese because I had more wine by ratio.

Ah, few perks for being a childless, man-less, and self-employed *young lady.

*depends on who you ask.

Delicious Chorizo and Blue Cheese Pasta Recipe

Chorizo and blue cheese pasta ingredients.
Chorizo and blue cheese pasta ingredients.

What chorizo and blue cheese to use?

I always have dry-aged Spanish chorizo in my fridge (I snack on them) and I used the remaining bits I have for this recipe. For the cheese, I often buy cheap blue cheese from the store, and I usually buy the Finnish brand called Aura cheese or Castello blue cheese. Both decent for cooking and as a spread.

If I’m feeling fancy, I buy Roquefort, Gorgonzola, or Stilton. But I reserve these types of pricier cheese for wine nights/days.

Chorizo and blue cheese final dish!
Chorizo and blue cheese pasta final dish!

How to decide what to use for a pantry pasta?

Whenever you rummage through your fridge your best bet is to look for ingredients that are close to expiring, close to rotting, and opened jars/cans you have no idea from when.

What I normally do is to collect all of them and do a google search by typing down all ingredients I have on hand which could potentially turn into something, like this:

“tomato chorizo blue cheese pasta recipe”

And Google would usually do the job and come back to me with results whereas I’ll find inspiration or ideas.

For this dish, however, I didn’t do a Google search. I just knew that I’ll make a pasta dish out of it because I’m so hungry and I am about one hour away from eating boiled ramen noodles and this dish literally only took me 30 minutes.

Chorizo and blue cheese final dish!

Here are some amazing pantry dishes you can make from normal ingredients most people already have in their pantry:

  • Creamy blue cheese pasta
  • Mushroom and cheese pasta
  • Pasta Arabica (tomato sauce with chili)
  • Cacio e Pepe
  • Butter Pasta
  • Cheese Omelet
  • Pesto Pasta
  • Stir fry of whatever you have in the fridge
  • Ramen noodles with egg
  • Ramen noodles with cheese
  • Stir fry noodles using spaghetti pasta with whatever veggies you have in the fridge with soy sauce

Possible alterations and modifications

  • Pasta. You can use gluten-free pasta or zoodles if you’re allergic or on diet
  • Chorizo. You don’t have to use chorizo, you can also use whatever ham or cured meat you have in your fridge
  • Blue cheese. If you don’t have blue cheese, just use whatever cheese what you have in the fridge

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Delicious Chorizo and Blue Cheese Pasta Recipe

The ultimate pantry pasta recipe and excellent comfort food that warms the heart, this easy but delicious chorizo and blue cheese pasta recipe will certainly fill your souls up on days you need it.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 Portion
Calories per serving: 531kcal

Ingredients

Pasta

  • 1 L Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 dl Pasta - i.e Fussili, Penne

Chorizo tomato sauce

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion - Chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic - Minced
  • 1 tsp Honey - Alternatively: you can use regular sugar
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1/3 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Red Wine
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 medium Ripe Tomatoes - Chopped (Alternatively, use 2dl crushed tomatoes)
  • 5 slices Chorizo - Sliced into strips
  • 1/3 tsp Salt - Adjust according to taste
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 20 g Blue Cheese - Crumbled

Instructions

Cook the pasta

  • Boil 1 liter of water and salt
  • Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook as long as indicated in the package
  • Save about 2dl of the pasta water and drain

Cook the tomato sauce

  • Heat your pan on medium heat and add the olive oil
  • Add onion, garlic, and chorizo let it cook until soft, fragrant, and caramelized
  • Add the honey and black pepper
  • Then add the balsamic vinegar and let it simmer until it thickens
  • Add the red wine and let it reduce to half the
  • Stir in the tomato paste and once combined, add the ripe tomatoes and pasta water
  • Season to taste (remember that the pasta water already has salt!)
  • Lower the heat and let it simmer until it thickens and you'll know the sauce is ready if it covers the back of a wooden spatula
  • Once the sauce is ready, add the pasta in the sauce and mix until the pasta is covered well

Assemble your plate

  • Serve your pasta in a bowl and top it off with crumbled blue cheese
  • Eat and enjoy!


Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 22g | Sodium: 2488mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Iron: 1mg

CourseMain Course, Pasta Dish
CuisineFusion, Italian, Modern
DietGluten Free, Low Lactose
Keywordchorizo and blue cheese, chorizo and cheese, easy pasta recipe, easy recipes, pantry dish, pantry pasta, pasta recipe, quick recipes
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