Prawn and Chorizo Spaghetti

with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This delicious Prawn and Chorizo Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce recipe is the perfect hearty weeknight dinner option!



Ready In:

35 minutes


598 kcal per serving

Good For:

2 of your 5 a day

With Fresh Tomato Sauce

Prawn and Chorizo Spaghetti

Per Serving:

Energy (kJ/kcal)2502/598

Fat (g) – 13

Sat. Fat (g) – 4

Carbohydrates (g) – 86

Sugars (g) – 12

Fiber (g) – 3

Protein (g) – 58

Cholesterol (mg) – 0

Salt (g) – 1.9

  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Onion
  • 60g Chorizo
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Purée
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 120g King Prawns
  • 1 Punnet of Baby Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 Bunch of Chives
  • 200g Spaghetti
  • 1 Pinch of Chilli Flakes
  • 150ml Water for Pasta

Before you start, make sure to wash the veggies before you use them! You will also need some cooking tools, like a Saucepan, Garlic Press, Cutting Board, Knife, Frying Pan, Colander and a Bowl.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Get Prepped

Put a large saucepan of water with 0.5 tsp of salt on to boil for the pasta. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).

Halve the tomatoes. Halve, peel and thinly slice the onion. Finely chop the chives.

TIP: You can use also use scissors to chop the chives!

Step 2: Start the Sauce

Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan on high heat. Add the chorizo, stir-fry until just turning crispy, 2-3 mins. Lower the heat to medium, stir in the tomatoes, onion and a little knob of butter (if you have some!) to the pan.

Season with salt and pepper and give it all a good stir. Cover with a lid (or foil) then leave to cook until the onions are soft and the tomatoes have burst, 10-12 mins, stirring once or twice.

Step 3: Cook the Spaghetti

Meanwhile, add the spaghetti (see ingredients for amount) to the pan of boiling water and cook for 8 mins.

Once cooked, reserve some of the pasta water (see ingredients for amount), then drain the pasta in a colander, pop back in the pan, drizzle with a little olive oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.

Step 4: Finish the Sauce

After 10-12 mins, remove the lid from the frying pan and stir in the the garlic, tomato puree, a small pinch of chilli flakes (don’t add all of them, you can add more later and they are spicy!) and the red vine vinegar.

Increase the heat slightly and bring to the boil. Cook for 30 seconds then add the reserved pasta water for the sauce.

Step 5: Mix it Up

Add the prawns into the sauce, mix together and cook for a further 4-5 mins.

IMPORTANT: The prawns are cooked when pink on the outside and opaque in the middle!

Taste and season with more salt and pepper if necessary. Add some more chilli flakes here if you want to!

Step 6: Finish and Serve the Dish

Once the prawns are cooked, mix the drained spaghetti into the sauce and add a splash of the water if it looks a little dry!

Toss everything together well then remove from the heat. Mix the chives into the pasta then divide between your bowls. Buon Appetito!

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