Foodie Friday: Sweet Style Chorizo Spaghetti + Del Monte Raffle

First Friday of the month: Mom-Cook / Recipe / Pasta

When I say spaghetti will be served for lunch or dinner, I get thumbs up from the boy and the girl.  It's an easy dish to prepare and I am certain they will have a clean plate at the end of our meals.  I've shared many pasta recipes on the blog over the years and I will not tire of posting more because it's really one of our favorite dishes at home. 
Spaghetti is safe bet for the kids' packed lunch or merienda (snack) in school. Sometimes, the kids help with the preparation of the ingredients too, like chopping carrots and slicing button mushrooms, and their favorite part which is grating the cheese over their plate of spaghetti.  It's fun for my children to get involved in preparing their food, and a wonderful bonding moment too.

Pardon the shots but the boy and the girl insisted on a separate photo with me while we do our spaghetti faceThere's no need to wait for a special occasion to cook and serve spaghetti.  It's so simple to make that anyone can have it for merienda, lunch, or dinner! 

Aside from the usual ground beef, sometimes I experiment with what I mix in the sauce so it's not always bolognese or tuna in chunky tomato sauce.  For this recipe, I used chorizo sausages with our Del Monte Sweet Style Spaghetti Sauce.


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small white onion, chopped
400 - 500g smoked chorizo sausage, skinned and crumbled
1 pouch (560g) Del Monte Sweet Style Spaghetti Sauce
3 tablespoons all purpose cream
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
200-400g cooked Del Monte spaghetti

To prepare:
Bring water to a boil and cook spaghetti as instructed on the pack. (I usually cook only 200g.)
Chop, mince garlic and onion.
Peel off skin from chorizo - about 4 sausages.  Crumble the sausages to look like ground meat.

To cook:
While pasta is cooking, heat a pan and sauté garlic and onion in oil.
Toss in chorizo and continue to sauté for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until well done.
Pour Del Monte Sweet Style Spaghetti Sauce and simmer for another minute.
Add cream and parmesan cheese and continue to mix sauce until well blended.

To serve:
Toss sauce over cooked spaghetti and top with more parmesan cheese, if desired.

Store extra sauce in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Del Monte Sweet Style Spaghetti Sauce compliments the salty-smoky chorizo chunks, while the cream and cheese cut the spiciness of the chorizo while giving it a rich and savory flavor.

Try my recipe with the new Del Monte Everyday Merienda Combo Pack!  Simply add two chorizo sausages, no need to measure the sauce - making it easier to prepare.  Serve this anytime, good for up to 4 people.

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