This quick and easy pasta made with tagliatelle, chorizo, garlic and sun dried tomatoes can be on the table in just 15 minutes! It's the best recipe for a quick and easy midweek meal. If you love chorizo, sun dried tomatoes and pasta you'll love this!
This could be a really easy quick meal for you - not many ingredients, not much preparation, ready within 15 minutes. And not a Jamie 15 minutes - A real 15 minutes! Just so long as you don't make your own pasta, which I did. But it was still quick because it was leftover pasta.
I'd made it the day before so I just needed to drop it into some boiling water and cook it for a few minutes. You can see my fresh pasta recipe here.
Of course, you don't need to make your own pasta. This sun dried tomato chorizo tagliatelle recipe will still be lovely with bought pasta. I'm just having a bit of a love affair with my pasta machine at the moment and that's why most of my pasta dishes have changed from penne to tagliatelle.
What's this pasta recipe like?
I like to think of this as a fusion Italian and Spanish pasta recipe. The chorizo, garlic and tomatoes are a taste combination that I love, and have also paired with gnocchi recently. The sun dried tomatoes add a rich tomatoey strength to the dish and the fresh soft wedges of tomato add a burst of juciness each time you eat one.
Ingredients for this tagliatelle recipe
To make this recipe you'll need:
- Tagliatelle - Or another kind of pasta. Just use your favourite!
- Chorizo - Use cooking chorizo or a ring but not the pre-sliced kind
- Garlic - Fresh garlic is definitely best for this.
- Sun dried tomatoes - I use the ones in oil from a jar.
- Fresh tomatoes
- Black pepper
- Parmesan - This is optional when serving. You can replace it with a different hard cheese.
What kind of pasta is best for this recipe?
If I wasn't making pasta, I'd have used penne for this, but that's just me. You can use any type of pasta you like, even spaghetti.
Can you reheat this garlic chorizo and sun-dried tomato pasta?
If you have any leftovers of this pasta recipe then just store them in the fridge until the next day. You can reheat it in the microwave or the oven.
Can you adapt this chorizo sun dried tomato tagliatelle?
I find pasta recipes very easy to adapt. As long as you keep the main ingredients of chorizo, garlic and sun dried tomatoes you can make all kinds of variations to this dish.
If you want to add more vegetables then why not throw some frozen peas or sweetcorn into the pasta as it cooks.
You could also add some sliced peppers or courgette. Just fry them with the garlic and sun dried tomatoes.
More ways to use homemade pasta
I've also used my pasta machine to make sheets of pasta which I then make into ravioli. If you are interested in homemade pasta then do check out this basil, sundried tomato and mozzarella ravioli with sunflower seed pesto.
It has similar flavours to this dish, while at the same time being completely different.
More of my recipes
If you like this chorizo garlic pasta then do try my recipe for easy tomato and chorizo pasta as well! You might also like my beef and chorizo meatballs with pasta as well.
Tagliatelle with Chorizo, Garlic and Sundried Tomatoes
- 160 g tagliatelle
- 125 g chorizo cut into chunky slices or diced
- 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon sundried tomatoes
- 130 g fresh tomatoes cut into wedges or halved if cherry tomatoes
- Pinch black pepper
- 20 g parmesan grated
- Cook the tagliatelle according to the pack instructions.
- Heat a little olive oil in a wok or frying pan. Add the chorizo and cook until it begins to crisp up a little.
- Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
- Then add the sundried tomatoes and fresh tomatoes. Cook just until the tomatoes begin to soften but not break down completely.
- Add the pasta and a little of the cooking liquid to the pan with the chorizo. Stir to coat the pasta in the sauce and then serve with a little parmesan grated on the top.
This sounds lovely and not at all too heavy for this time of year =)
I have to say I'm a fan of pasta dishes like this at any time of year!
Thanks for linking up this fab recipe to April 2014's #PastaPlease challenge. I love chorizo and garlic flavours am a great fan of any pasta made using leftovers!
I generally find making a quick pasta dish is a great way to use lots of leftovers. Lovely challenge.
OOh yes please! Thanks for linking up to #brillblogposts please do add my badge or link back and would love to have you over on #tastytuesdays too if you fancy it!
I have to confess to having a pasta making machine that has been sitting in the kitchen cupboard for some years now without ever seeing the light of day. I may have to recitfy this now! This recipe contains all of my kids' favourite things - pasta, choriza, garlic and tomatoes. Thanks for linking up with this month's No Waste Food Challenge.
My machine sat in the cupboard for a good few months before I actually experimented with it too. It is fun to do, but not something to do all the time, except for someone with lots of time!
Chorizo and pasta is such a lively combo. And I love quick meals for weeknight cooking! What a great recipe, it sounds delicious 🙂
They definitely are a great combination. Thank you.
it looks so yummy, unfortunately due to my pregnancy i cant afford to eat garlic and chorizo, but im the biggest fan of Tagliatelle
I know what you mean. In my first pregnancy I was really careful but this time I'm just making sure I cook things like chorizo well before eating them. Good luck with your pregnancy.
MMm sounds fantastic! I quite often make my own pasta too, but there are never any leftovers, haha! 🙂 Thanks for linking up your fab recipe with the No Waste Food Challenge! 🙂
We rarely have leftovers either! I have to make a lot extra if I want to definitely have them.
Ooh this looks gorgeous and the flavours are right up my street. Thank you for a great entry to Credit Crunch Munch:-)
Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
I love meals that actually take 30 minutes or less! The mix-ins with this pasta are so tasty!
Being quick to make is definitely an advantage.