Skillet Linguica with Pasta

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On busy workdays you absolutely need a quick go-to dish. When I was growing up

this dish would be made at least a couple times a month; my mom would alternate

using linguica or chourico as well as using whatever box of pasta she had in her


Sometimes she would rinse a can of beans and add it in to the skillet as well to make

my dad happy. He loved beans in everything and so she tried as much as possible to

add to most of her dishes.

Whenever I’m having one of those days and I need to get something delicious and

easy on my family table this recipe always comes to the rescue.

I hope you get to try it with your family.


Skillet Linguica & Pasta


1 pound of Portuguese sausage (linguica or chourico), sliced into rounds

2 large onions, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, chopped

26 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 16 oz box of pasta of choice* I use elbows or cellentani

4 cups of chicken broth

¾ cup of water

1 teaspoon of hot red pepper sauce *pimenta moida optional for heat

2 teaspoons of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


In a large deep skillet over medium-high heat add olive oil and sauté the onions until

translucent, add the sausage, salt and pepper and sauté together for another 5

minutes. Then add the chopped garlic and stir in for a minute. Last you’ll add in the

remaining ingredients of diced tomatoes, chicken broth, water, hot pepper sauce

and uncooked pasta. Stir together and bring everything to a boil, cover the skillet

and reduce the heat to a slow simmer cook for 15-20 minutes *depending how you

like your pasta cooked. Also double check if the liquid has been completely

absorbed and add more water into the skillet if needed. Taste and adjust with salt

and pepper if needed as well.

Remove skillet from heat and leave covered until ready to serve.