Cheesy chorizo and pepper pasta sauce

by - https://thebatchlady.com/r/3505/

A fab pasta sauce, this sauce is also great served over nachos as it is so delicious and cheesy!

Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time
Difficulty
Intermediate
Cuisine
Italian
Servings
4

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories
494kcal
Fat
36.3g
Sat. Fat
21.2g
Carbs
16.3g
Sugars
11.3g
Fibre
1.0g
Protein
24.9g
Salt
790mg
Ingredients
Serves

Ingredients

  • Pre-diced chorizo
    200 g
  • Fresh sliced red-pepper
    1
  • Butter
    2 tablespoon
  • Flour
    3 tablespoon
  • Milk
    3 cups (700 ml)
  • Pre-grated chedder
    2 cups (120 g)
  • Salt and pepper
    1 pinch

Method

  1. In a frying pan on a medium heat, add the diced chorizo and sliced red pepper. You will not need any oil as the chorizo releases a lot of oil when it cooks. Cook until the chorizo is browned, and the pepper have softened and place on small plate with some kitchen roll at the bottom to soak up any excess oil.

  2. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat.

  3. Once melted add the flour, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Still on a low heat, add one of the cups of milk and mix with a whisk until thickened ensuring that the sauce is not lumpy.

  5. Add the rest of the milk slowly, whisking all the time to ensure the sauce is lump free.

  6. Once all the milk is incorporated and the sauce is thick and glossy, remove from the heat, add the grated cheese and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Add the chorizo and pepper and leave the sauce to cool.

  8. Ready to Serve

    This sauce is now ready to top your favourite type of pasta.

  9. Ready for the Freezer

    Once the sauce is cooled, pour into a labelled reusable freezer bag and freeze.

  10. Ready to Eat

    Once the sauce has defrosted, heat in a saucepan on a low heat and bring up to temperature until it is piping hot. Ladle over pasta of your choice.

Equipment Used

Comments

2 comments
  1. Hello the photo of this sauce shows a bag of pasta and the sauce, is that how you are meant to freeze it? I thought pasta doesn’t freeze well. Please advise, thanks.

    1. The recipe is just for the sauce which can be frozen. You will cook the pasta fresh as and when you want it. Hope that helps

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