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Spanish Pasta With Sausage & Greens

Tamara Andersen
Spanish flavors - olive oil, garlic, parsley, smoked paprika - with pasta, chorizo, and greens combine in a healthy and quick weeknight main dish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4
Calories 615 kcal


  • 8 oz. pasta I like penne
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 sweet red, or yellow onion, vertical slice*
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • 8 oz. chorizo ¼" dice
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes I like Cherub
  • ¼ cup dry sherry*
  • ½ cup broth chicken or vegetable
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. sea salt or to taste
  • a few grinds pepper
  • 5 oz. tender greens*

To Serve

  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • parmesan romano, asiago, etc. to garnish
  • * See Notes!


  • Add a palm full (about a tablespoon) salt to a stock pot of water over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat until ready to cook pasta.
  • In a saute pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil, onion, garlic, grape tomatoes, and sausage. Stir occasionally, allowing tomatoes to begin to burst, and onions to cook to translucent.
  • Add sherry (or wine) and broth. Simmer uncovered until nearly ready to serve.
  • Add pasta to boiling water, and cook according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water.
  • Add greens and pasta water to saute pan. Cover. Drain pasta.
  • Stir sausage and greens mixture. Toss with pasta.

To Serve

  • Divide pasta among 4 plates. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and use a vegetable peeler on hard cheese as desired. Enjoy!


* I like sweet onions vertically sliced, but chopped and any variety is fine!
* As I mentioned in the post, I've done this with Spanish chorizo and linguica. The flavors are identical. Don't use Mexican chorizo!
Macronutrients (approximation from MyFitnessPal.com): 615 calories; 24 g protein; 57 g carbohydrates; 30 g fat.


Calories: 615kcal
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