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Harry’s Spicy Pasta


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Harrys Spicy Pasta

This has to be Harry’s favourite meal I cook. I love this recipe because the sauce comes together in the same time it takes the pasta to cook. It’s super quick and easy but packs a punch. This is a Holland classic and hopefully your friends and family can enjoy it aswell.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Family Favourites, Harry Holland
Servings: 4 people


  • 350 g casarecce pasta or any pasta of your choosing
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 stick of chorizo
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes
  • 6 tsp of red pesto
  • 3 tsp of harissa paste
  • 250 ml of double cream
  • 300 g spinach
  • Parmesan cheese


  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Season generously with salt and add your pasta.
  • Thinly slice your chicken breast and peel and slice your chorizo and add it into a hot frying pan. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Thinly slice the garlic and add it into the pan with the cherry tomatoes.
  • Add the pesto, harrisa and creme fraiche and simmer for a few minutes. Taste and season with more pesto or harissa.
  • Place the spinach into a colander and once the pasta is cooked (remember reserve a mug of pasta water) pour it into the colander and the hot water will wilt the spinach.
  • Place the pasta back into the large pot and add the sauce. If the sauce is too thin add a handful of parmesan and it will thicken it up. However if it’s too thick add some of that reserved pasta water. Give it a final taste and a final season and serve. Harry likes his with garlic bread.
  • Enjoy!

1 comment to " Harry’s Spicy Pasta "

  • Ellie E

    That’s a really nice and easy recipe. Fast to make.
    Really nice after work.
    I just switched the Chorizo with Sucuk since it was there and Maybe because I didn’t want TO explain WITH my not existing Portuguese that I search for a Spanish sausage.
    Had fun cooking

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