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Cheesy pasta bake with chorizo and tomatoes

Recipe from: 27 June 2012

Ingredients 16
Servings 4
Time 00:20


  • 250
    pasta shells - cooked until al dente
  • sauce:
  • 125
    chorizo sausage - diced
  • 1/4
    dry white wine
  • 1
    whole tomatoes
  • 1/2
    dried mixed herbs
  • 1
    fat clove garlic - crushed
  • 50
  • 50
    cake flour
  • 500
  • 1
    grated cheddar cheese
  • 125
    cherry tomatoes - halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Topping:
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 1
    grated cheddar


Preheat oven to 180°C. Sauté the chorizo in a pan until crispy, then add the wine and reduce for 5 minutes.

Add the tinned tomato and dried herbs and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic. And set aside. Season to taste.

Melt the butter and add the flour in a medium pot to make a roux, then
add the milk, whisking all the while until thickened. Stir in the cheese and season to taste.

Mix the chorizo sauce, cheese sauce, drained pasta and cherry tomatoes in the biggest pot/pan. Season to taste.

Spoon the mixture into a greased baking dish, top with cheese and bake for 20 minutes until golden and bubbling.

Top with a few basil leaves before serving.

Reprinted with permission of Bits of Carey. To see more recipes, click here.

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