Despaña Chistorra Spaghetti

Recipe by: Nicolas Aparicio

A combination of the rich flavors of Spain and Italy? We’ve got just the dish. Dive into our recipe for Chistorra Spaghetti, a delicious fusion that will allow you to experience two wonderful cuisines in one plate. 

Spain is renowned for its diverse culinary traditions, and Chistorra sausage, originating from the Basque Country, is a culinary staple we know you’ll love. In this recipe, we'll showcase the bold, smoky, and slightly spicy essence of our own brand of Chistorra sausage, harmoniously combined with the beloved pasta dish. Our goal is to introduce you to a new, delightful way to enjoy both Spanish and Italian flavors.

As Spanish food enthusiasts, we take great pride in showcasing how to use signature Spanish ingredients with other cultures and recipes. With Chistorra Spaghetti, you'll experience a symphony of flavors as garlic and onions infuse their aromatic charm into a savory tomato sauce. To top it off, we'll add a touch of shredded cheese for that irresistible creaminess that we all know and love.

If you're ready to embark on a gastronomic journey that transcends borders, this recipe is perfect for you. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a home cook looking for something special, Chistorra Spaghetti is a delightful twist on a classic that will impress your family and friends. Join us in celebrating the art of fusion cooking.

Dive in and create a memorable meal that captures the best of both worlds!


  • 2 whole chistorras, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, thinly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 140 grams spaghetti
  • 75 grams tomato sauce
  • Shredded parmesan for garnish
  • Spanish Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prep:

  • Thinly chop the onion and garlic cloves.
  • Chop the chistorras into bite-sized pieces.
  • Measure out the spaghetti, tomato sauce, and shredded cheese.

2. Cook the Spaghetti:

  • Fill a large pot with water and add a pinch of salt. Bring it to a boil.
  • Once the water is boiling, add the spaghetti and cook it according to the package instructions until it's al dente.
  • Before draining the cooked spaghetti, reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water. Drain the spaghetti and set it aside.

3. Sauté the Chistorra:

  • Heat a large skillet or frying pan over high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add the chopped chistorra.
  • Stir-fry the chistorra until it's crispy and browned on all sides, about 3-4 minutes.

4. Add Onions and Garlic:

  • Lower the heat to medium, and add the thinly chopped onions and garlic to the skillet with the chistorra.
  • Sauté everything together until the onions and garlic become fragrant and soften, about 2-3 minutes.

5. Incorporate Sauce with Pasta Water:

  • Pour in the tomato sauce and stir well to combine it with the chistorra, onions, and garlic.
  • Add the reserved 1/4 cup of pasta water to the tomato sauce to help create a sauce.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer and reduce for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until it thickens.

6. Toss with Spaghetti:

  • Add your cooked spaghetti to the skillet with the chistorra and tomato sauce and toss.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7. Plate and Garnish

  • Transfer Chistorra Spaghetti to serving plates.
  • Sprinkle parmasean over the top of each plate before serving.

Buen Provecho!

Note: Cooking times may vary, so keep an eye on the skewers and bread to ensure they are cooked to your desired level of crispiness and doneness.

Wine Pairing 🍷

Take your pasta experience to the next level. We are pairing this fusion dish with a single parcel, maritime red wine that's earthy, crunch, and spicy with good acidity. A superb match for tomato-based pastas.

Enjoy your pasta!

The perfect recipe to explore new flavor mixes and share with those you love (or keep all for yourself.)

Regular price$12.25

Thin Spanish-Style Sausage, typical of the regions of Navarra, Aragon and the Basque Country. Despaña Brand Chistorra is made with pork, Pimentón De La Vera picante, and a blend of spices which gives it a complex flavor profile. It has a natural skin casing and is a bit spicier than our traditional sausage due to its higher concentration of pimentón. 

It's absolutely perfect for grilling and adding to sandwiches. We also love it with egg and potato dishes like "huevos rotos con chistorra." 


DESPAÑA Chistorra
DESPAÑA Chistorra
DESPAÑA Chistorra
DESPAÑA Chistorra
DESPAÑA Chistorra