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Macarrones con Chorizo

Are you looking for a Spanish take on pasta? Then try this tasty, cheesy Macarrones con Chorizo recipe!

Now, in case you’re wondering if you’re reading the wrong blog, you are definitely in the right place. Yes, the best pasta dishes are hands-down from Italy. However, we Spaniards also have our way of making it!

Macarrones con Chorizo Recipe
Macarrones con Chorizo – the spanish way of eating pasta

We’ve got a simple yet delicious way of preparing pasta, and it has become so popular in Spain that you can find it as macarrones a la española in some places. I’d daresay grandmothers have contributed enormously to make this dish so famous. 

So if you want to feel like a Spanish grandson visiting grandma on a Sunday afternoon, having a typical Sunday lunch, give this Macarrones con Chorizo recipe a try!

Macarrones con Chorizo Recipe

Macarrones con Chorizo

Macarrones con Chorizo Recipe
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, spanish
Servings 4 people
Calories 662 kcal


  • 400 gram macaroni or any other kind of pasta
  • 200 grams chorizo
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 600 grams tomato sauce
  • 100 grams Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon oregano


  • Start by picking up any pasta of your choice. Toss it into boiling water, add some salt and cook it till it’s ready according to the instructions you will find on the package.
  • Mince two garlic cloves, chop an onion and cut the chorizo into 4 or 5 cm pieces.
  • Heat some oil in a frying pan and toss in the onions and garlic. Sauté them for about 5 minutes, until they’re soft.
  • Add the chorizo and fry for another 2 minutes. Next, add the tomato sauce, as well as the bay leaf, and oregano and mix everything together well. Cook for 5 minutes over low/medium heat.
  • Remove the bay leaf and add the drained pasta into the sauce. Mix everything together well and place in casserole dish.
  • Grate some cheese and add it on top.


Calories: 662kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 32gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 1792mgPotassium: 783mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1023IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 354mgIron: 4mg
Keyword chorizo, macarrones con chorizo, pasta, spanish cuisine, spanish food, spanish recipe
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