Chorizo With Basil Cream Sauce Penne – Gluten-Free

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This is an easy gluten-free pasta recipe made in 30 minutes. The pasta is lightly coated with a delicious basil cream sauce, with bell peppers and chorizo sausage adding a warm, delicious flavour to this simple Italian pasta dish. Chorizo sausage is a Spanish sausage made with many spices especially paprika. When this well-spiced sausage is added to simple sauces, stews or soups, a simple dish becomes an array of unforgettable flavours

Ingredients

  • 2 uncooked gluten-free chorizo sausages (most butchers have them)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 large tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh red chili pepper, deseeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. Gf dried basil
  • 1 tsp. GF dried oregano
  • ½ cup gluten-free chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large red or orange bell pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus some for topping
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 10 oz. (2 1/4 cups) gluten-free penne pasta
  • Handful fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped plus some for garnish
  • Instructions

  • Pop the sausages out of their skins, and roll each into 6 balls
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter/olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat Add chorizo balls and sear on all sides until golden brown. Transfer to a plate
  • Add 2 tablespoon of butter/olive oil and garlic to the skillet and cook over medium-low heat, frequently stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute, add fresh tomato, red chili pepper, basil, and oregano and cook 1 more minute
  • Stir in chicken broth, cream, bell pepper, Parmesan cheese, chorizo balls and salt. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes
  • In the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until al dente. Just before draining, remove 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta.
  • Add hot pasta with 1/2 cup of pasta water to the sauce with basil and stir to combine
  • Serve topped with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves


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