Today I want to share a super simple & delicious recipe! Mother’s Day may be over, but it’s always good to have recipes handy to celebrate the important women in your life, any time of the year! Today’s recipe is a Chorizo Pasta Salad using Barilla® Box Penne. I headed to my local Walmart to purchase all the ingredients needed for this recipe. I absolutely love Walmart! Great prices as usual!
Who doesn’t love a pasta salad? I decided to create a Chorizo Pasta Salad to add a little latina flavor to it! Now that it’s getting warmer out, there is nothing like pasta you can eat cold! Perfect for family time!
1 Box of Barilla® Box Penne
1 Package of Chorizo
1 Package of Queso Blanco
Salt & Pepper to taste
Boil water. Once water is boiling, cook Barilla® Box Penne according to the package directions. While pasta is cooking, cut up the Chorizo and fry it in a pan until it starts to brown just a little bit. Most Chorizo’s come ready to eat, but I think frying it a little helps to unleash it’s juices and it tastes so much better! Let the chorizo cool down and continue by cutting up the Queso Fresco. Once the penne is done cooking, drain and then let that cool down.
Once the penne has cooled down down, here comes the fun part! Mix it all up! Salt & Pepper to taste. Refrigerate it until you are ready to serve it!
This Chorizo Pasta Salad recipe was a hit with my daughter! Gabby even wanted another helping after she finished! I love that it’s super simple to make, not too many ingredients, yet incredibly delicious! I used Barilla® Box Penne since penne is one of Gabby’s faves!
The Chorizo Pasta Salad was perfect for dinner tonight since it is so hot & humid here in NYC! Nothing like a cold pasta dish to keep us cool and our belly’s full! I know many pasta salad recipes have mayonnaise or other dressings but honestly this combo tastes so good with the few ingredients it has. Let me know what you think of it!
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