Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Bake


Not a recipe for people on a diet - chicken, sausage, and penne is baked in a creamy tomato sauce. I cook the meats, pasta, and sauce all at the same time, but it can be done individually and refrigerated before baking it in the oven.

close up view of Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Bake in a white and red baking dish on a stove
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • 3 ½ cups penne pasta

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 chorizo sausage, cut into chunks

  • 1 ½ cups tomato puree

  • 1 cup light cream

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook until firm and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the bell pepper and chorizo and cook for 5 minutes until the chorizo is hot and the chicken is no longer pink in the center. Remove from heat.

  4. Pour the tomato puree, cream, and red pepper flakes into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Add drained pasta and sauce to the skillet containing the chicken and mix well. Spoon the mixture into an oven proof dish. Sprinkle the Cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese over the top. Bake 30 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

885 Calories
37g Fat
62g Carbs
74g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 885
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 216mg 72%
Sodium 955mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 74g
Vitamin C 49mg 244%
Calcium 381mg 29%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 1121mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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