Chorizo With Basil Cream Sauce Penne – Gluten-Free

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This Chorizo With Basil Cream Sauce Penne is an easy gluten-free pasta dish made in 30 minutes. The flavourful chorizo balls add spice and warmth, and the bell peppers and fresh tomatoes add freshness. But, it is the basil cream sauce that ties everything together. 

the basil cream sauce,

The sauce is made with chicken broth, cream, Parmesan cheese, fresh tomato, garlic, red chilli peppers, basil, and oregano. 


penne pasta with chorizo


the penne pasta,

The penne, a short cut pasta, is cooked separately, then added to the sauce. Finally, everything is mixed, coating the pasta with the sauce, which features the chorizo balls.

 If you like pasta, you will enjoy this flavourful creamy chorizo penne dish.


chorizo sausage


 What is Chorizo Sausage?

Chorizo sausage is a spicy Spanish sausage made with various spices, especially paprika. When this flavourful sausage is added to simple sauces, stews or soups, a simple dish becomes an array of unforgettable flavours.

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  • 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
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  • 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 with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil
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