Chorizo Crusted Baked Penne
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Chorizo Crusted Baked Penne

Chorizo Crusted Baked Penne

with Cheese and Garlicky Tenderstem® Broccoli

This Chorizo Crusted Baked Penne is a crowd pleaser and is one to get the family round the dinner table for. Super simple to make, and easily customised to suit the kids too.

Family Friendly
Customer Fave
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes


serving amount

1 unit(s)

Echalion Shallot

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

60 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

180 grams

Penne Pasta

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

60 grams

Diced Chorizo

25 grams


(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

10 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste

(Contains Celery)

150 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

150 grams

Tenderstem Broccoli

1 bunch(es)


Not included in your delivery

1 tbsp

Oil for Cooking

20 grams

Butter for the Roux

1.5 tbsp

Plain Flour

200 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)4084 kJ
Energy (kcal)976 kcal
Fat51.8 g
of which saturates26.6 g
Carbohydrate92.4 g
of which sugars10.6 g
Protein35.1 g
Salt3.64 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Garlic Press
Large Saucepan
Medium Saucepan
Oven dish


Get Prepped

Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp salt for the pasta.

Halve, peel and chop the shallot into small pieces. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Grate the cheese.

When your pan of water is boiling, add the penne and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.

Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.

Make the Chorizo Crumb

While the pasta cooks, heat the oil for cooking (see pantry for amount) in a frying pan on medium-high heat.

Once hot, add the chorizo until it starts to brown, 1-2 mins.

Once browned, transfer the chorizo and carefully drain its oil into a small bowl with the breadcrumbs. Season with pepper, stir to combine, then set the chorizo crumb aside.

Make the Roux

Melt the butter for the roux (see pantry for amount) in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shallot. Stir-fry until softened, 3-4 mins, then stir in the flour (see pantry for amount). Cook until it forms a paste, 1-2 mins - you've made a roux!

Gradually stir in the water for the sauce (see pantry for amount), followed by the veg stock paste. Bring to the boil, stir and simmer until thickened, 1-2 mins. 

Stir in the creme fraiche, then remove from the heat. Add the Cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.

Assemble your Bake

Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce and stir to combine. Add a splash of water to loosen if needed, then transfer to an ovenproof dish and sprinkle the chorizo crumb evenly over the top.

Bake on the top shelf of your oven until the crumbs are golden, 5-6 mins.

Once cooked, remove from your oven and leave to stand.

Steam-Fry the Broccoli

Meanwhile, clean your frying pan and pop it back on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Halve any thick broccoli stems lengthways.

Once hot, add the broccoli and stir-fry for 1-2 mins. Add the garlic and fry for 1 min more.

Add a splash of water and immediately cover with a lid or some foil. Lower the heat to medium and allow to cook until the broccoli is tender, 4-5 mins. Remove from the heat.


Spoon the baked penne into bowls and serve the broccoli alongside.