An image of a bowl of penne pasta, tomatoes and chorizo with a bowl of cooking cream in the background

Penne With Tomatoes, Chorizo and Cream

Recipe cooking time
30 min
Recipe cooking time
Serves 4


  1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan, add chopped rosemary and diced tomatoes.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and sugar.
  3. Cook until the tomatoes have just begun to soften into a sauce, which takes about 5 minutes.
  4. Slice the sausage into 5mm/1⁄4in rounds and add to the pan with the crushed chilies.
  5. Add the cream and two tablespoons of chopped flatleaf parsley, and allow to bubble for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently until the cream has reduced by half. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  6. Cook the pasta until it is ‘al dente’, drain and stir into the sauce with the grated parmesan.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining flatleaf parsley, and serve.


  • 450g/1lb Penne Pasta
  • 25g/1oz Avonmore Butter
  • 1 tsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 700g/11⁄2 lb fresh ripe tomatoes, peeled,seeded and diced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • sugar, pinch of
  • 175-225g/6-8oz chorizo or kabanossi sausage
  • pinch crushed chilies
  • 125-175ml/4-6 fl oz Avonmore Cooking Cream
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped flatleaf parsley
  • 4 tbsp freshly grated parmesan

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