Sheet Pan Chorizo with Potatoes and Asparagus for Two Recipe

Sheet Pan Chorizo with Potatoes and Asparagus for Two Recipe

Background and History

Sheet Pan Chorizo with Potatoes and Asparagus is a modern twist on traditional Spanish and Mediterranean flavors. This dish combines the robust spiciness of chorizo with the earthy sweetness of roasted potatoes and the crisp freshness of asparagus. It’s an easy-to-prepare, one-pan meal perfect for a cozy dinner for two.


  • Serves: 2
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • 6 oz chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup baby potatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: minced garlic, fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary

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    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
    • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

Prepping Ingredients

    • In a bowl, toss the halved baby potatoes with olive oil, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.
    • Spread the potatoes in a single layer on one side of the sheet pan.

Adding Chorizo and Asparagus

    • Arrange the sliced chorizo and trimmed asparagus on the other side of the sheet pan.
    • Drizzle a little olive oil over the asparagus and season with salt and pepper.


    • Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the chorizo is cooked through, with crispy edges.


    • Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 450 kcal
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fat: 32g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sodium: Varies based on seasoning


  • Ensure the chorizo is fully cooked before serving, as it should reach an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).
  • Feel free to customize with additional vegetables like bell peppers or cherry tomatoes for added color and flavor.

Allergy Warning

  • Chorizo sausage often contains pork and spices that may trigger allergies. Check for any sensitivity to pork products or spices used in chorizo.

Enjoy this Sheet Pan Chorizo with Potatoes and Asparagus for a deliciously satisfying meal that’s quick to prepare and bursting with savory flavors!

How long does chorizo take to cook in the oven?

Chorizo typically takes about 20-25 minutes to cook in the oven at 400°F (200°C). Ensure it reaches an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) to ensure it’s fully cooked and safe to eat.

What is the secret to cooking chorizo?

The secret to cooking chorizo lies in controlling the heat. Start with medium-high heat to render the fat and develop flavor, then lower the heat to prevent burning while ensuring the sausage cooks through.

What is the best way to serve chorizo?

Chorizo is versatile and can be served in various ways. Enjoy it sliced and grilled as part of a charcuterie board, crumbled and added to tacos or pasta, or cooked with vegetables for a flavorful one-pan dish.

Does chorizo take longer to cook?

Chorizo typically cooks relatively quickly due to its high fat content and small size. Cooking times can vary depending on whether it’s fresh or cured, but generally, it cooks faster than larger cuts of meat.

How do I know if my chorizo is cooked?

You can tell if chorizo is cooked by checking its internal temperature with a meat thermometer—it should register at least 160°F (71°C). Additionally, the sausage will be firm to the touch and may release oils and juices when fully cooked.

What is chorizo made of?

Chorizo is a type of pork sausage seasoned with smoked paprika (pimentón) and other spices such as garlic, salt, and sometimes herbs like oregano. It may also contain pork fat, vinegar, and sometimes chili peppers for a spicy kick.

Is chorizo healthy to eat?

Chorizo is flavorful but can be high in fat and sodium, depending on the variety. Moderation is key, and opting for leaner versions or using it in small amounts as a seasoning can make it part of a balanced diet.

Is chorizo cooked or cured?

Chorizo comes in both cooked and cured varieties. Fresh chorizo (raw) needs cooking before eating, while cured chorizo has been fermented, smoked, or air-dried and is ready to eat without further cooking.

What does chorizo taste like?

Chorizo has a bold and robust flavor profile characterized by its spiciness from smoked paprika and other seasonings. It’s savory, slightly salty, and often has a rich, smoky undertone depending on the type and preparation method.

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