Pasta Napolitan for Adults - A Cafe-style Lunch

Pasta Napolitan for Adults - A Cafe-style Lunch

Neapolitan pasta gets a grownup twist from a certain ingredient. If you add chorizo, it becomes even more suited to adult tastes. It's really easy to make this as well.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Pasta (I recommend spaghetti)
180 to 200 g
Chorizo or wiener sausage
Green bell pepper
Brussels sprout (or a seasonal vegetable of your choice!)
4 heaping tablespoons
●Red chili pepper
1/4 to 1/3
●Curry powder
1/2 teaspoon
Salt and pepper (coarsely ground)
to taste
Olive oil
as needed


1. Combine the ● flavoring ingredients in a small bowl. Slice the onion and green pepper rather thickly. Cut the brussels sprouts in half. Slice the chorizo into 2-3 cm diagonals.
2. Bring plenty of water to a boil in a pot. Add salt and pasta, and cook the past for 1 minute less than the cooking time indicated on the package.
3. Once you start boiling the pasta, heat olive oil in a pan. Add the onion, bell pepper, brussels sprout and chorizo in that order and saute.
4. When the vegetables are more or less cooked, add the combined ● ingredients and combine everything together. Add about 1 ladle full of pasta water and the cooked pasta, and toss.
5. When everything is well mixed together, it's done. Sprinkle black pepper just before eating and enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

The pasta napolitan I have at a certain cafe is a bit spicy and I love it. So I copied their flavor. When I tried adding chorizo instead of bacon, it tasted awesome, so that's what I used. We enjoy this with the addition of seasonal vegetables.