Chorizo, spinach and tomato pasta with red pesto.



Chorizo, spinach and tomato Pasta with Red Pesto

Chorizo, spinach and tomato pasta with red pesto.

Being the night after the big day. I had a lot of tired, grumpy and kids. We needed something filling and quick. This meal didn't fail and at under £4.00 all in was great value for money too.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 582 kcal


  • Penne Pasta
  • 1 Jar of red pesto
  • 200 g Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200 g Chorizo, chopped into small chunks
  • 2 Cloves of garlic


  • Cook the pasta as per instructions on pack
  • While the pasta was cooking, I heated a little oil in a pan and added the garlic and cooked for about a minute before adding the tomatoes and cooking for another couple of minutes. I then chucked the chorizo in and cooked fora further 2-3 minutes. Finally I added the spinach and cooked for a couple of minutes until it had wilted.
  • Using a paddle with holes, I spooned the cooked pasta into the pan, making sure a few tablespoons of the pasta water was transferred too. I mixed the pasta and poured in the red pesto. Warming it thorough and mixing before serving.
  • Ten minutes, less than £4.00, four well feed and happier children.


Calories: 582kcalCarbohydrates: 48.9gProtein: 23.3gFat: 31.5gSaturated Fat: 7.5gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 790mgPotassium: 458mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 1.3gCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
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