Pasta With Chorizo, Bacon and Red Peppers

After the Foodbuzz 24×24 Challenge I had a lot of left over red peppers. Pasta in our house is a real 20 minute start to finish creation which begins with me grabbing ingredients out of the fridge and ending with a meal. I am trying to stick to 5 ingredients for every pasta dish, and this one comes close. For Tandy Tuesday I made Recipe For Pasta With Chorizo, Bacon, Red Peppers And Tomatoes. I must admit that these are really pantry ingredients in my house. As you can see from the photo I chose to use fusilli.

This shaped pasta can be bought dry or made at home using a pasta extruder. The spiral shape pasta has its origins in the word fuso meaning to spin as it was originally made by spinning the pasta dough over a small rod. I am sure that you would not want to go to all that effort to make this simple pasta dish. When we were in Venice we found fusilli and other pasta shapes in a variety of colours. Beetroot is used to make it red and spinach to make it green.

Pasta With Chorizo, Bacon, Red Peppers And Tomatoes
Pasta With Chorizo, Bacon, Red Peppers And Tomatoes
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Pasta with Chorizo, Bacon, Red Peppers and Tomatoes

Recipe Category: Italian
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • pasta of your choice
  • 2 rashers bacon sliced
  • 1 chorizo sausage sliced
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 2 fresh tomatoes chopped
  • black pepper and dried oregano to season
  • 30 mls crème fraîche
  • 50 g Parmesan grated


  • start by getting your pasta into the pot
  • fry the bacon until crispy
  • add the chorizo and fry
  • add the red pepper (if you need to, add some olive oil)
  • add the tomatoes
  • when the tomatoes have cooked season with the oregano and pepper
  • add the crème fraîche and parmesan
  • mix the pasta into the sauce and serve

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