Pasta with Chorizo and Spinach Recipe
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Pasta with Chorizo and Spinach Recipe

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This zippy entree from Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina looks and tastes special, but it’s a cinch to make. “When I get home from work, I like to prepare quick dishes, and this is one of our favorites,” Athena says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 pound uncooked chorizo or bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and quartered
  • 1/3 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 635 calories, 37g fat (11g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1333mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet; crumble chorizo into the pan. Add the onion, mushrooms, artichokes, tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until chorizo is fully cooked and vegetables are tender.
  2. Add spinach; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until wilted. Drain pasta; top with chorizo mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pasta with Chorizo and Spinach in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p33

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plumshoe User ID: 923064 219299
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"I really enjoyed this dish. I had never tried Chorizo and was skeptical of it's flavor but this recipe proved it's pretty tasty stuff. I did not have the sun-dried tomatoes but instead used drained fire roasted tomatoes from a can. I spotted a jar of fire roasted red peppers in the cupboard so I tossed those in as well. All in all it was still delicious even with the adaptions I had made."

LKimK77 User ID: 4952226 208200
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014 Edited Jun. 12, 2014

"Love this recipe. I've made it several times. I used Chorizo flavored ground chicken. i also drizzle some of the oil the tomatoes are in on top !!! YUMMY!!!!"

wfmarie User ID: 2195033 208199
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"Delicious! This will be one of our regular meals."

BtownMom User ID: 6003704 65389
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"I made this recipe this evening exactly as stated in the magazine. My husband ate it and said it was "okay". My 9 year old didn't like it at all. I too thought it was just okay. I think because we are used to a more creamier type of sauce with our pastas we thought this seemed more "oily" tasting than flavorful. We won't make this again nor would I recommend it unless you like a non-creamy sauce type pasta dish."

yourmom5250 User ID: 596004 144606
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"I don't have artichokes, don't like them, dried tomatoes, or fresh spinach, but want to try this recipe, it sounds wonderful.  Can I leave out the artichokes, use canned tomatoes, and frozen spinach?  Ruth"

gschilling User ID: 1246113 143671
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2008


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