If you’re searching for Chorizo Sausage Recipes then you’re probably very familiar with the Mexican sausage. However, if you’re not familiar with chorizo, you’re in for a treat. Chorizo is traditionally used in Mexican, Spanish, Portuguese, Puerta Rican, Panamanian, South American, and Filipino cooking. It’s a ground pork sausage that is highly seasoned and very spicy. Most restaurants and dishes pair it with eggs, but this list will show you all the versatile ways it can be used. It’s amazing with potatoes, cheese, shrimp, with pasta, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

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One fantastic thing about this spicy chorizo sausage – it’s so famous, a vegan version was made. So even if you don’t eat meat, you can enjoy it in the form of Sollyrizo. Whether you’re a meat eater, or you’re vegan, go grab some from your local grocery store, and let’s get to cooking! 

1. Chorizo Rice One Skillet Dinner

We’re starting things off simply with a one-pot meal. Chorizo is cooked with rice, black beans, and spices in a skillet to make a wonderful, spicy dinner. You can garnish it with a bit of queso fresco, lime juice, and cilantro for extra flavor and a fancy presentation. And it’s under 400 calories! 

2. Papas con Chorizo 

Chorizo with potatoes is a classic combo that can be ready in under 30 minutes. Typically, you would serve this with flour tortillas – at any meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner. But you can get creative with it, and serve it with eggs, as a filling for taquitos, gorditas, or empanadas, or simply have it as is! 

3. Queso Fundido con Chorizo

Spice up your next cheese dip with chorizo! It’s amazing for game days or as an appetizer for your next Cinco De Mayo party. Chorizo adds so much flavor to cheese dip, you’ll never make it another way. This particular recipe takes about 30 minutes to make but only requires a few ingredients. 

4. Mexican Chorizo Cornbread Casserole

This Mexican chorizo cornbread casserole is the ultimate weeknight comfort food. This spicy chorizo is cut just a bit with the cornbread, so it’s tolerable for those that don’t like a lot of heat. It’s hearty and cheesy – perfect for a cold night at home curled up with a movie. 

5. Shrimp and Chorizo Sausage Tapas

This Spanish Shrimp Chorizo dish is versatile in several ways- you can use it for tapas, an appetizer, or even a main course. Serve it over rice, with tortillas, potatoes, or just veggies if you need to keep things low-carb. With only five ingredients, it’s super simple to whip up! 

6. Refried Beans with Chorizo Sausage

Frijoles refritos are beans that have been thoroughly fried. Sounds amazing, right? Add a bit of chorizo to them and you’ve got an amazing Mexican side dish that packs on the flavor. You can use these chorizo refried beans as an addition to your grilled chicken taco, or as a dip for crunchy corn tortilla chips. 

7. Chorizo Sausage Sweet Potato Enchiladas 

Chorizo sausage and sweet potatoes just go together. The slightly sweet sweet potatoes gently calm the spice in the chorizo without dimming the flavor. These enchiladas are filled with a delicious mix of sweet potatoes, baby spinach, enchilada sauce, and of course chorizo. The filling is rolled into corn tortillas and topped with cheese before baking. 

8. Chorizo Sausage Tacos

We can’t forget about tacos! Chorizo tacos can be found on almost any Mexican food truck – for good reason. With chorizo sausage as the star of the show, you don’t need many toppings for these tacos. A bit of cilantro and lime and you’re good to go. It makes a flavorful, but simple taco night. 

9. Chorizo Sweet Potato Tacos

As I said before, chorizo and sweet potatoes are an amazing combo. So why not add them to a taco? The addition of diced red onions, black beans, and avocado crema round out these tacos into a hearty meal. You can even make the filling ahead of time, and just warm it up per taco as needed throughout the week. 

10. Chorizo Sausage Sloppy Joes

If you want a flavorful but easy weeknight meal, give these chorizo pork sloppy joes a try. You can use spicy chorizo if you like heat, or sweet chorizo if you’re making dinner for kids. Either way, they are absolutely delicious. It makes a weeknight dinner feel extra special! 

11. One Pot Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Rigatoni

Chorizo even goes with pasta! Although pasta isn’t necessarily a Mexican dish, it is an excellent vehicle for the flavors of chorizo. This one-pot dish combines a creamy, spicy tomato sauce with big bites of rigatoni. If you want a big bowl of pasta with a kick, this is it. 

12. Creamy Chorizo Sausage Gnocchi 

Since potatoes pair so well with chorizo, why not use gnocchi as a base for a chorizo sausage dish?! You could lighten up this recipe with the use of cauliflower gnocchi instead of the traditional potato-based gnocchi. Either way, it’ll be delicious. Sausage, gnocchi, and tomato sauce are a match made in heaven, if you’ve never tried it. It’s a must! 

13. Sweet Potato Chorizo Hash

Another sweet potato chorizo dish – because it’s just that good! A hash is a perfect throw together meal that works for breakfast, dinner, or a lunch meal prep. If you’re making it for breakfast, you could even add a few fried eggs on top. It’s packed with nutrients with the added kale, so it’s very well-rounded. 


14. Chicken and Chorizo Sausage Enchilada Skillet 

If you love enchiladas but don’t want to spend the time (or make the mess) of rolling them all up individually, make this chicken and chorizo sausage enchilada skillet. It’s all in one pan which eliminates the mess, and there is no rolling needed. Since the chicken is shredded, you can use it to top a plate of chips, or as a taco filling. It’s a very versatile meal. 

15. Cheesy Chorizo Pasta

Think Mexican hamburger helper. That’s the vibes this cheesy chorizo pasta gives. I love the pasta shells in this recipe because they act like little boats that soak up all of the delicious, spicy chorizo sauce. The added cheese helps bring the whole dish together and makes it extra creamy. 

16. Chorizo Mac and Cheese

A baked mac and cheese is a great potluck dish, and the addition of chorizo makes this mac and cheese extra special. Your family and friends will definitely be asking for this recipe. Wow your guests with this creamy pasta dish that has a kick of flavorful sausage. It’ll be a new family favorite. 

17. Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy

A breakfast recipe that doesn’t involve eggs and potatoes is this chorizo gravy. It’s absolutely amazing over a buttery biscuit. The southern staple gets a Mexican twist with the spicy chorizo, and it can be done in 30 minutes. You only need five ingredients – including the biscuits! The chorizo does all the work with flavor in this recipe. 

18. Cheesy Baked Chorizo Nachos

Of course, chorizo is amazing on nachos. What’s not to love about cheese, chips, and spicy sausage? Your friends will love this on game day, or just as a fun get-together appetizer on Taco Tuesday. It’s got a beautiful presentation, and the chorizo brings a unique flavor so it will definitely have a wow factor! 

19. Chicken and Chorizo Stew

If you just need a big bowl of spicy comfort on a cold night, chicken and chorizo stew is the way to go. It’s a great recipe to use up any veggies in the fridge that need to go, because chorizo is the main flavor no matter what you add. Make a few days ahead of time, because the flavors meld and intensify as they sit in the fridge for a few days. 

20. Chorizo Hash and Poblano Sauce

The roasted poblano sauce is made with tomatillos, poblanos, fresh cilantro, and Mexican crema to create a smoky, spicy, creamy sauce that goes so well with the chorizo hash. This dish is steeped in Mexican flavors, so if you’re looking for an authentic Mexican experience, give this recipe a try. 

21. Chorizo Chili Tater Tots Casserole

Quite the opposite of an authentic Mexican dish, this tater tot casserole is still divine! We already know that chorizo goes with potatoes, and tater tots still count. Casseroles are so easy to make, and this one will definitely be a crowd-pleaser. You can whip it up in 25 minutes with only 6 ingredients. 


22. Chorizo Stuffed Peppers

If your stuffed pepper recipe needs a facelift, try using chorizo in place of the ground beef. It easily adds a ton of flavor, and mixes things up so you’re not having the same boring meal over and over.  Corn, black beans, chorizo, and melty cream cheese make a fantastic filling for tender green bell peppers. 

23. Chicken and Chorizo Paella  

The traditional Spanish dish paella gets a little change up in this recipe with chicken and chorizo. It simmers in a veggie and chicken broth for a savory meat entree that pairs with rice or cauliflower rice. The whole entree goes really well with a fresh salad and a glass of sangria! 

24. Chorizo and Black Bean Chili Bowls 

If you like a spicy chili, experiment with using chorizo instead of hot sauce to flavor it. This chili is packed full of meat and beans- very hearty! Serve it with tortilla chips, crackers, or naan bread to soak up the delicious chili. Avocado slices and shredded cheese are a must for toppings. 

25. The Ultimate Chorizo Meatloaf

Take boring meatloaf to the next level by mixing your ground beef with Mexican chorizo. This meatloaf is packed with nutrients from fresh veggies like sweet corn, carrots, and red bell pepper. But you’re getting all the flavor from the chorizo and ketchup. The two surprisingly pair really well! 

26. Loaded Potato and Chorizo Sausage Casserole 

Satisfying and hearty, this loaded potato chorizo casserole combines potato wedges, spicy chorizo, and a blend of cheeses. It’s a quick and easy dinner to prepare whether it’s just you or you’re feeding several. The leftovers make a great lunch the next day, so don’t be afraid to make extra. 

Give Chorizo or Soyrizo a try by making these yummy Chorizo recipes. The flavorful, spicy chorizo brings a ton of Mexican flavor to each dish. You will not be disappointed!

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