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Modern pasta masterclass: Butter bean, chorizo & spinach soup with pappardelle 

Modern pasta masterclass: Butter bean, chorizo & spinach soup with pappardelle



100g cooking chorizo, sliced

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 leek (except dark green parts), trimmed, cleaned and thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, sliced

1 tbsp smoked sweet paprika

400g can chopped tomatoes

400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed

1 litre chicken stock

100g pappardelle, broken up

125g spinach

salt and pepper


1 green chilli, thinly sliced, seeds and all

a few coriander leaves

4 tbsp greek yogurt

Step 1 Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and sauté the chorizo for 2 minutes, until beginning to crisp. Add the vinegar and cook for a further 1 minute, then remove the chorizo with a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper and set aside until needed.

Step 2 Add the leek to the saucepan and cook for 5 minutes, then add the garlic and paprika and cook for a further 3 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes, butter beans and stock and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Step 3 Tip in the pasta and cook for 4 minutes, then add the spinach and stir through for 1 minute. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

Step 4 Pour the soup into 4 bowls, divide the chorizo among them and top each with the sliced chilli, coriander leaves and a dollop of yogurt.