Tray Bake Chorizo & Mascarpone Pasta Recipe
Tray Bake Chorizo & Mascarpone Pasta is a hearty and delicious one-pan pasta dish that is easy to make and perfect for a family dinner. The dish combines spicy chorizo sausage with creamy mascarpone cheese and tender pasta, all cooked together in the oven for a comforting and satisfying meal.To make Tray Bake Chorizo & Mascarpone Pasta, you'll need a few key ingredients, including chorizo sausage, pasta, mascarpone cheese, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and onion. The chorizo is first cooked in a pan to release its flavor and oil, then combined with the pasta, vegetables, and a simple tomato sauce made from canned tomatoes and a few seasonings.The pasta mixture is then placed in a baking dish, topped with dollops of creamy mascarpone cheese, and baked in the oven until the cheese is melted and the pasta is cooked through. The dish is finished with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, such as basil or parsley, for added flavor and color.Tray Bake Chorizo & Mascarpone Pasta is a great dish for busy weeknights when you want something filling and easy to make. It can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until ready to bake, which makes it perfect for meal prep or entertaining.
- 240g dry weight pasta (I used Fusilli bucati)
- 2 tsp salt for pasta water
- 1/2 mug full of reserved pasta water
- 80g diced chorizo
- 400g baby plum tomatoes
- 1 medium red onion (150g raw weight)
- 125g mascarpone
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic granules
- 1 tsp mixed herbs
- Dice the red onion and add to a large roasting tray with the tomatoes and diced chorizo.
- Drizzle over the olive oil and sprinkle in the salt, pepper, garlic granules and mixed herbs.
- Stir to combine and then make a well in the middle of the tray.
- Spoon in the mascarpone in the middle of the ingredients.
- Place in the oven at fan 180°C / 400°F for 25 mins.
- 10 mins before that’s cooked, boil your pasta in salted water for about 8 mins and then drain.
- Take the tray out of the oven and pour in the drained pasta and reserved pasta water.
- Stir through the whole tray to make a creamy sauce.
- Serve into four equal portions.
I will definitely be making it again soon.