Chorizo Basil Spaghetti

Fresh Chorizo, Basil, and lots of garlic make this Chorizo Basil Spaghetti a warming, comforting pasta dish!

Chorizo Basil Spaghetti

You might start seeing many pasta recipes here in my kitchen from now on.

As I am on a no rice diet and have now concluded that rice is the biggest culprit that makes me gain weight. I know pasta and rice are both carbs but somehow, pasta doesn’t get me puffed up as much as rice does. It puzzles me, really.

It’s been almost a month without rice and I believe I have gotten used to not having it on every meal(Hooray!). The first week was the hardest!

You might ask what I substitute for rice when eating. Well, it’s either salad, wheat bread, or pasta. Sometimes I just eat the viand and then eat fruit after. (Keri naman!)

Chorizo Basil Spaghetti

So, here’s to many pasta recipes here at The Peach Kitchen.. Cheers!

I would love to chat more but I really have strong chicken feet cravings! We’re off to Causeway tonight to satisfy my cravings!

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Chorizo Basil Spaghetti

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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  • 500g Spaghetti, cooked according to package directions with 1/4 cup of pasta water set aside
  • 3 pieces fresh chorizo, I bought mine from Santi’s Delicatessen
  • 8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp pesto, homemade or storebought
  • 1 cup fresh Basil leaves
  • grated parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet.
  2. Remove the chorizo from the skin, and fry into heated olive oil until brown… breaking it down to its ground beef pieces while frying.
  3. Remove chorizo from frying pan and set aside.
  4. In the same oil and pan, sauté garlic until garlic becomes a bit brown and oil is fragrant with the smell of garlic.
  5. Put chorizo back in the pan, add the pesto. Mix well.
  6. Add in cooked spaghetti and pasta water.
  7. Mix well, until the spaghetti strand is well coated with the sauce.
  8. Add basil leaves and mix until it is wilted.
  9. Turn off heat and transfer pasta in a serving plate.
  10. garnish with parmesan cheese before serving.

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24 Responses

  1. Your spaghetti looks delicious! I love that it includes chorizo and pesto – yum! I’ll have to make this for our next pasta night.

  2. That looks outrages! It also sounds like it will taste delicious. I have never tried chorizo, but I know I need to because this looks so good.

  3. I’ve become a daily rice lover, I don’t know what changed me. I also love pasta and although I’ve never had chorizo it looks really good. Congrats on getting over your rice addiction. 🙂

  4. That looks delicious. We use a lot of chorizo and fresh basil (we grow it in our garden.) I know what meal will be on our table soon!

  5. This chorizo basil spaghetti sounds and looks so delicious. I will have to make this for the family for sure. We love having different spaghetti recipes instead of the same old same old. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  6. Congratulations for surviving without rice! I think it’s an awesome achievement and it will definitely help you lose the weight that you want out! This one’s a must try recipe since we also love pasta at home!

  7. I love chorizo and bail, but I have never thought of pairing them together. I have got to try this pasta recipe. It looks delicious.

  8. This looks so fresh and delicious! I love that you added whole leaves of basil, too. Chroizo is something I have yet to try, but I’ve been wanting to for a while.

  9. I just love the presentation and it looks very delicious too even in picture. I’m bookmarking this recipe and will serve it to my household anytime soon.

  10. Not just you’re ordinary kind of pasta recipe! Yummyyy and flavorful

  11. Ang sarap naman po nitong Chorizo Basil Spaghetti .. ❤️❤️
    Simple lang pero napakaAppetizing plus easy to prepare pa .

  12. Wooow thank u for sharing momsh super perfect tlga ito for any occasion .. super yummy na tlga nmn ma eenjoy Ng buong pamilya

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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