Mexican Chorizo Pasta

Try This 20-Minute Mexican Chorizo Pasta!

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This easy Mexican chorizo pasta recipe is a simple and excellent one-pot pasta ready to go in 30 minutes. This chorizo-flavored pasta is full of flavor and can easily be a great vegetarian dish if you omit the chorizo from the recipe! We want to thank for this inspiring family-friendly recipe.

Preparation Time

5 mins

Cooking Time

20 mins




  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 11 ounces of pork chorizo
  • 15 ounces of tomato sauce
  • 12 ounces rigatoni pasta
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 14.5 ounces of fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups of water or use part chicken or beef broth or stock



  • Cook the Mexican chorizo in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until the meat starts to brown and thicken slightly.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  • Add the rigatoni pasta and pour in the chicken broth and water, making sure the liquid covers all the pasta slightly, and then bring to a boil.
  • Decrease to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked al dente or to your desired softness.
  • Remove from heat and top with parmesan cheese; stir to combine.
  • Serve garnished with parsley, basil, red pepper flakes, and more parmesan cheese (optional).

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