If you love savory, spicy foods as much as I do, you’ll go crazy over these mouthwatering chorizo recipes.
In case you’re not familiar, chorizo is a type of pork sausage that comes in two different forms, Mexican and Spanish.
Mexican chorizo features spice and vinegar whereas Spanish chorizo is cured and features smoky paprika.
Both of these can invigorate even the most mundane dish.
So if you’re looking for something vivacious and full of flavor, give these chorizo recipes a try.
30 Best Chorizo Recipe Ideas
Can’t find quality chorizo at the market? Don’t worry because you can make chorizo at home instead.
This recipe only takes 15 minutes, and you can store it for a few months in the freezer so it’s ready for you when you need it.
In my household, Sunday is the day we like to try new breakfast recipes we’ve been drooling over all week.
This weekend, it’s all about this one-skillet chorizo hash.
This farmer’s skillet is hearty, savory, and spicy to say the least.
The combination of smoky chorizo, fried eggs, and shredded potatoes not only tastes fresh but will fuel you up for the day.
Morning or dinner, chorizo breakfast tacos are good any time of day. This recipe is similar to the chorizo hash above, but with a Mexican twist.
The cotija is mild and cooling which balances out the spicy chorizo. If you want a cheese with more bite, feta is a good substitution.
Whip up a mean breakfast skillet with this satiating recipe.
Aside from the combination of chorizo, potatoes, and eggs, this breakfast skillet gets a sprinkle of scallions and cheddar cheese.
Oh, and here’s a pro tip for the potatoes. Add a little bit of vinegar to the water when boiling to help prevent the spuds from becoming mushy.
This pizza topping combination has been my latest obsession. It touches on all the best flavors, including spicy, creamy, and sweet.
However, no good pizza is complete with a quality crust and sauce to match. That’s why it’s worth the effort to make both of those from scratch.
Everything about this soup screams winter warmer.
Chorizo, poblano, and paprika pack it full of spice. It also has a ton of veggies swimming in a rich tomato broth.
Unlike the breakfast recipes, you’ll want to use Spanish chorizo for this soup.
Smoky, spicy chorizo is an excellent addition to lasagna. You’ll mix it with beef in a rich tomato sauce, then smother lasagna sheets with it.
I love how this pairs with creamy ricotta and mozzarella. I also like to add a few fresh basil leaves to mine.
If you want chorizo pasta but lasagna sounds like too much work, give this one a try.
It takes about 30 minutes to throw together, and you can prepare the sauce while the pasta boils.
Speaking of sauce, you’ll want to brown the chorizo just until it develops a crispy layer, which won’t take long.
Sometimes, you just need a big breakfast burrito to kick off the day, and this is one I constantly crave.
I covet the vinegar and spice of Mexican chorizo, which makes this extra special. Pair it with some potatoes, eggs, and salsa for a fantastic burrito!
Why bother settling for regular queso when you can have this bang-up dip!
Spicy chorizo, poblanos, and pickled jalapenos add a fiery kick. Meanwhile, a heavy amount of milk and cheese helps subdue the heat.
This may sound blasphemous, but I think chorizo tastes better in this dip than bacon.
Now, this is what I call a meat and potato lover’s salad!
A bed of spinach gets an accompaniment of Spanish chorizo along with roasted sweet potatoes and onions.
It cuts out all the frilly veggie fixings and fancy dressings, keeping it all about the meat and potatoes.
What I love about this recipe is I can enjoy the flavors of Spanish cuisine and it only takes 30 minutes. To top that off, you can make this dish in a single pan.
As for the ingredients, this is a fabulous surf and turf recipe that melds juicy shrimp with spicy slices of Spanish chorizo in a robust tomato sauce.
A hearty stew like this may sound like it takes hours to make, but you can easily have this hot and ready in 30 minutes, tops.
With chorizo, fish, and beans, this stew is brimming with protein. It’s also rich in tomato sauce.
For the fish, choose something firm like cod or haddock. Delicate white fish will fall apart.
Add some pizzazz to your tacos by turning chicken into flavorful chorizo.
Traditionally, chorizo consists of pork, but there’s no hard rule stating you can’t make chicken taste like it.
The key is to use ground chicken and the right spice blend. You’ll also need some quality vinegar.
Creamy corn chowder is a dreamy soup I love in the summer.
The chorizo topping adds a spicy bite that melds harmoniously with the creamy base. As for the corn, both fresh and canned work well with this soup.
If you think sweet potato and chorizo salad is good, just wait until you try it in enchiladas!
While the inside of the enchiladas is jam-packed with sweet potatoes and chorizo, the outside is oozing with cheese.
This elegant dish is a divine choice for a special occasion.
Salmon filets are swimming in a rustic creamy tomato sauce featuring sun-dried tomatoes.
If that isn’t good enough, a handful of perfectly crispy chorizo tops it off.
Chili is one of those dishes I’m constantly fine-tuning to get just right. However, I think this recipe nails it.
Between the juicy beef and chorizo, this chili is a savory feast. Pair that with the four types of beans, and you’ll have one hearty dish.
Jambalaya usually features a mix of meats, which includes Andouille sausage. However, this one gives it a fresh take with Mexican chorizo.
When cooking the chorizo, be sure to remove it from the casing. Also, be sure to use a big pot because this is a one-pot dish.
Good news keto dieters, chorizo makes the cut. And you know that means, it’s breakfast time!
While chorizo is great with potatoes, this one ditches the spuds for a keto-friendly omelette.
The inside is full of a lovely blend of chorizo, spinach, and cheese. For extra fluffy eggs, you’ll want to mix in some cream.
If a juicy burger is calling your name, bust out these sliders. Great for gatherings or game days, beef chorizo sliders are a culmination of yummy flavors.
You’ll need both ground beef and beef chorizo for the patties. As for the toppings, avocado, feta, and a spicy Sriracha mayo make the perfect bite.
Meatloaf may not be everyone’s favorite, but this one is surprisingly enticing.
A savory mix of beef and chorizo engulfs slices of fresh avocado. It then gets wrapped in strips of bacon.
You’ll seriously have to try this one!
I could eat these tacos every day. They’re served street taco style with a scrumptious filling of chorizo sauteed with chipotle chili and poblano.
For a more authentic touch, top this with some white onion, cilantro, and verde salsa.
I love how much flavor this casserole manages to pack into a single dish. It’s full of satiating spice and melty cheese.
However, chorizo without a doubt makes this dish. You’ll want to cook it until it browns, then drain out the fat.
Chorizo meatballs have been the latest rage among my friends. These juicy nibbles are like succulent flavor bombs full of Spanish chorizo, beef, and cheese.
Like all meatballs, you’ll need something for binding. I stick with the classics and use a single egg and bread crumbs.
Fall just got a whole lot tastier with this comforting chili. Like all good chilis, it’s a complex blend of ingredients to touch on a range of well-balanced flavors.
Molasses and cocoa powder make it a little sweet, while coffee and adobo sauce add a punch.
You’ll want to use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin filling for this soup. Otherwise, the flavors will be all off.
Make movie night a blast with these monster nachos.
You’ll take a sheet pan and line out a layer of chips. Then top them with fresh and flavorful Mexican fixings like black beans, chorizo, cilantro, and corn.
Paella is one of my favorite Spanish dishes.
It highlights how chorizo can do wonders to elevate the flavors of a dish.
Try making it without chorizo like I accidentally once did, and it will certainly fall short.
Even classics like carbonara pasta taste better with chorizo.
This five-ingredient recipe can be ready in 15-minutes, which makes it great for hectic weeknights when you’re utterly famished.
I have a reputation for gorging myself on quesadillas, both because I love them and because they’re easy.
However, when I need a little extra oomph to go with my cheese, I love making these. Between the chorizo and guacamole, it hits all the yummy notes.
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