12 Delicious Dinner Recipes with Chorizo

Chorizo is a wonderful ingredient. It is salty, savoury and spicy and a little goes a long way. If you have some in the fridge, you’re in luck – here are some amazing ideas for dinner recipes with chorizo.

What is Chorizo?

Chorizo is a type of pork sausage. It originates from Spain and Portugal, and is nowadays very easy to find in most supermarkets.

It gets its red colour and smoky flavour from dried, smoked red peppers and varies in spiciness. For all of the recipes below, you can choose mild or spicy chorizo, depending on your taste preferences.

Cooking Recipes with Chorizo

There are various ways to use chorizo, but one of my favourites is frying it lightly in a dry pan until it is golden. As you fry it, the delicious golden oil will ooze out, and that is the most perfect flavourful base to cook the rest of your ingredients with.

You’ll find that most of the recipes in this collection will use this method of cooking chorizo.

What Goes with Chorizo?

Chorizo is very versatile and goes with a huge range of different ingredients, and in a variety of different cuisines! Here are just a few of the ingredients that chorizo goes well with:

  • Pasta
  • Gnocchi
  • Couscous
  • Chicken
  • White fish
  • Prawns
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Cream
  • Beans – including white beans, kidney beans and cannelloni beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Eggs

12 Recipes with Chorizo

Without further ado, let’s dive into these dinner ideas with chorizo! Let me know which ones you try!

Leek and Chorizo Pasta
A seriously easy, seriously creamy, 5 ingredient pasta dish.
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One Pot Chicken, Chorizo and Butter Bean Stew
A simple one pot chicken and chorizo stew, packed full of flavour
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Chorizo and Sugar Snap Pea Giant Couscous
A versatile, quick and easy couscous dish, perfect for week nights
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Creamy White Beans and Chorizo
Satisfying, creamy white beans topped with sweet red peppers and spicy chorizo. What could be better!
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Creamy Chorizo and Pea Gnocchi
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A white bowl full of chorizo and pea pearl barley risotto
Chorizo and Pea Risotto
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Chorizo and Scallops with Vegetable Cous Cous
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Chorizo, Tomato and Olive Pasta
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Chorizo and Pea Pilaf
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One Pan Mediterranean Roast Chicken and Vegetables with Garlic Yoghurt
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River Cobbler with Chorizo and Bean Stew
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