Chorizo Pasta Carbonara For One Recipe

Chorizo Pasta Carbonara For One Recipe - 2

A twist on the classic Carbonara with spicy Chorizo makes for an easy pasta dish.

The numbers below will make for the single serving.


To make 1 serving

  • Pasta2 big handfuls
  • Chorizo
  • Parma ham
  • 1 egg
  • 50 ml of double cream
  • 80g of grated cheddar cheese or parmesan
  • A drizzle of olive oil (1 tea spoon)
  • A pinch of salt

How to make Chorizo Pasta Carbonara:

  1. Fill a saucepan about halfway and toss in the pinch of salt. Bring to the boil.
  2. While this is boiling, chop the chorizo and fry the slices on a medium high heat in the drizzle of olive oil in the frying pan. Once cooked, set aside.
  3. To make the carbonara sauce, whisk the egg in a bowl with a fork and then pour in the double cream and most of the grated cheese. Whisk it until it is nicely blended.
  4. By now the water should be boiled so pour in the handfuls of pasta and cook for around seven minutes. Stir it every now and then with a fork and taste towards the end of cooking to see when it is just right.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the saucepan using a colander and then put the pasta back into the saucepan. Place the chorizo into the saucepan with the pasta and then the carbonara sauce.
  6. Stir in a few times to blend nicely.
  7. Serve up onto a plate or into a bowl and add the parma ham and the rest of the cheese.
  8. It’s ready to eat!