Prawn and Chorizo Pasta in a bowl with rocket lettuce leaves on top
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Prawn and Chorizo Pasta

Bring a bit of the Mediterranean in to your life with this Prawn and Chorizo Pasta. Ready in just over 10 minutes, it's a quick and easy weeknight meal that is still impressive enough to wow dinner guests with.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Keyword: chorizo recipe, prawn pasta, prawn spaghetti, shrimp pasta, shrimp spaghetti
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 513kcal
Author: Dannii


  • 140 g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 50 g chorizo diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 0.5 red onion peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 0.5 tsp red chilli flakes or more to taste
  • 140 g raw king prawns
  • 200 g tomato passata
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 0.5 lemon (juice and zest only)
  • 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper
  • Rocket and parsley for serving


  • Add the spaghetti to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 12 minutes, until al dente.
  • Chop the vegetables.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onions and red pepper for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and chorizo and gently cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the prawns and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the passata, tomato puree, lemon juice and zest and salt and pepper, stir and gently cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Drain the pasta (reserving a tiny bit of the wateand stir in to the tomato sauce (with the reserved pasta water).
  • Mix well.
  • Divide in to bowls and top with rocket, parsley and some extra black pepper and chilli flakes.



  • You wouldn't usually serve cheese and fish together, but if you want some creaminess in this, then stir a little creme fraiche in to the sauce before serving.
  • This dish has a little kick of spice to it, but it's not overpowering. Feel free to increase the amount of chilli flakes used.
  • Increase your greens by stirring some spinach or kale in to the sauce a few minutes before it is cooked.
  • Chorizo has such a strong flavour that you don't need to use a lot of it.
  • A splash of red wine would add lots of extra flavour to the sauce too.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 1385mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 4355IU | Vitamin C: 130.8mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 4.5mg