We love a good pasta bake in this house, but I do sometimes get bored doing the same favourites over and over again.
Last night’s dinner was born partly by accident. A while ago I made a yummy version of this that I found in a magazine. When I was shopping I saw Chorizo on special at the supermarket and so I bought the ingredients I could remember from the recipe and thought I would just wing it with the balance.
Slight problem, can not find that recipe ANYWHERE!
So I got my creative on and made it up as I went along, and the result was an incredibly simple by very yummy dinner.
Needless to say, when I decided that I need to share this invention, there was not a lot left to photograph 🙂
RECIPE (Serves 4)
1 large brown onion (sliced)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 green capsicum (diced)
- 2 chorizo sausages (diced)
- 1 tub grape tomatoes (washed and halved)
- 250 gm penne pasta
- 1 cup grated tasty cheese
- Place the sliced onion, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar into a small saucepan. Over a medium low heat allow the onions to cook and caramalize, stirring occassionally for approximately 20 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
- In a large pot of salted water, cook the penne pasta until just cooked. Drain.
- In a small fry pan, brown the chorizo pieces until nicely browned.
- Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place all of the ingredients (except the cheese) into the baking dish and stir well to combine.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 180c, or until the cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven and serve.
This is so tasty and combines a few different flavours that work so well together, enjoy!
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