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Chorizo and grated courgette spaghetti recipe

Chorizo and grated courgette spaghetti recipe

40 ratings

Whip up this quick chorizo and courgette spaghetti recipe and have dinner on the table in under half an hour. Toss spaghetti with crispy chunks of chorizo, a rich garlic butter sauce and fresh grated courgette for a new go-to pasta. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 617 calories / serving


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ x 225g chorizo ring, skin removed and sausage finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 100g butter, cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 300g spaghetti
  • 1 courgette, coarsely grated
  • 10g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    36g 52%
  • Saturates

    17g 9%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    1.1g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 59.4g Protein 17.2g Fibre 3.6g


  1. Heat the oil over a high heat in a medium-sized frying pan. Add the chorizo and onion and fry for 6-8 mins until crisp. Add the butter and garlic, reduce the heat to medium and cook for a further 3 mins. 
  2. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta for 10 mins until al dente. Drain, reserving 50ml of the cooking water and return both to the pan along with the chorizo sauce, courgette and parsley. Beat well with a wooden spoon, then divide between 4 pasta bowls and serve with a grind of black pepper. 

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