5 Ingredient Chorizo Carbonara Pasta Recipe. This is a quick weeknight meal or date night #pastadinner. Happy Cooking! #carbonara #pasta #recipe

5 Ingredient Chorizo Carbonara Pasta Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo
  • 1 handful cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 pound pasta (save 1 cup pasta water)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs

Pantry Staple Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • First, cook pasta to 1 minute less then package instructions and reserve 1 cup pasta water. 
  • Now, combine eggs, black pepper, and parm cheese in bowl. Mix well and set aside for later. 
  • Next, on medium high add extra virgin olive oil and chorizo. 
  • Now, break up chorizo using potato masher, cook 2 min without touching,then turn and cook 1 min more.
  • Next mix in pasta and pasta water and stir for 1 minute to let chorizo juices marry with pasta. 
  • Now turn off the heat and add the cheesy egg mixture. Stir immediately to combine pasta with cheese sauce. 
  • Next add the cilantro and enjoy!