Our Portuguese Potatoes and Chorizo is a delicious sheet pan recipe everyone at the table will love! Serve this potato and chorizo recipe on plates or as a toothpick appetizer with Peri Peri sauce for dipping, and enjoy. 🌶
Portuguese recipes are near and dear to my heart. I was born in Portugal, and love to share my love for Portuguese food. It is a unique cuisine, with so much flavor and love put into every recipe! This chorizo appetizer recipe is no exception.
This recipe for chorizo and potatoes is one of my favorite easy Portuguese appetizer recipes of all time, along with Rissóis de Camarão. Paired with Peri Peri sauce for dipping, it is savory and a little spicy, with a satisfying tang.
These peri peri bites are more than just an appetizer, though! I love to serve them as a fun Portuguese snack or even for dinner. My kids love this recipe, and I know that once you try it, you will, too!
🍽 What do I need to make Portuguese potatoes and chorizo?
To make this chorizo bites appetizer, you will need:
- A baking sheet
- Knife to cut the chorizo and potatoes
- A small bowl to mix the Portuguese sauce
- Large bowl to mix potatoes and chorizo with the sauce
- Optional: Toothpicks for serving as a toothpick appetizer
If you don’t have a bowl large enough to mix the potatoes and chorizo with the sauce, you can mix them right on your baking sheet instead.
🥔 Portuguese Potatoes Ingredients
- Portuguese or Spanish hard chorizo – Mexican chorizo does not work for this recipe!
- Fingerling potatoes
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Chili powder
- Peri Peri sauce*
- Sliced green onions
To properly make Portuguese potatoes and chorizo, you will need Portuguese or Spanish chorizo. Mexican chorizo has a totally different texture from hard chorizo, and won’t work for this reason.
How can I find Portuguese chorizo?
Popular brands like Goya sell Spanish and Portuguese chorizo in packages as links in most major grocery stores. This is what you’re looking for in this Portuguese potatoes recipe!
Look for Goya chorizo sausages or any brand with a similar product. Remember, you need the hard chorizo links, and not ground chorizo.
If you can’t find the little links, logs of chorizo work just fine as well.
Homemade Peri Peri Sauce
I always make homemade peri peri sauce (also known as piri piri sauce) to go with my Portuguese potatoes.
Although you can find it bottled at the store, peri peri sauce is so easy to make at home and has so much more flavor than store-bought.
If you can, try making our quick and easy Peri Peri sauce. It is so worth it!
🔪 How to Make Potato and Chorizo Bites
- Preheat your oven to 375°F.
- Remove the casing from Portuguese or Spanish hard chorizo.
Slice into 1/4-inch medallions.
- Slice fingerling potatoes into 1/4-inch slices.
- In a bowl, mix olive oil with garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder.
Add the potatoes and chorizo to the bowl and toss with the olive oil mixture until everything is evenly coated.
If you don’t have a bowl large enough, you can mix on the baking sheet.
- Spread the potato and chorizo mixture out on your baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy on the outside.
- Remove and serve with a bowl of peri peri sauce, or mix the peri peri sauce in with the potatoes and chorizo. Sprinkle with green onion slices, plus lemon juice, and garnish with lemon slices.
For ingredient measurements and more helpful tips, keep scrolling to the recipe card below!
You can serve this chorizo potato recipe on toothpicks for a fun appetizer, or on a plate as a side dish or even main dish. I love yummy recipes like this that are so versatile!
Portuguese chorizo is one of my favorite ingredients, and this is definitely one of the best chorizo appetizers ever. The combination of tangy and mildly spicy Peri Peri sauce with chorizo and soft fingerling potatoes is just perfection.
If you love appetizers with chorizo sausage, or want to try something new that your whole family will love, you need to try this recipe for Portuguese potatoes!
⭐ Family Foodie Tips
- You can use either small links of chorizo for this recipe or half-pound logs. Either way, make sure you pick up Spanish or Portuguese chorizo.
- I like to mix my Portuguese potatoes right with the Peri Peri sauce! Give it a try, I bet you will love it.
- This is one of the best chorizo snack ideas for a party. Serve on toothpicks for your guests or bring them to a potluck. You will be asked for the recipe!
- Try serving Portuguese Potatoes and Chorizo with other Portuguese recipes, like Espetadas Madeiras.
👪 Serving Size
If you’re serving this chorizo bites recipe on toothpicks, you can expect to make about 15 skewers.
For serving on plates, expect about 6 servings depending on portion size.
🥫 How to Store Potatoes with Chorizo
Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or so. But, I’ll be surprised if you have leftovers! This recipe is that delicious.
🥗 What to Serve with Portuguese Potatoes
These potato and chorizo peri peri bites make a great side dish or appetizer for all kinds of dishes. I especially like to pair them with other Portuguese dishes, but there is so much you can serve them with.
- Serve Portuguese Potatoes with Peri Peri Chicken! This crispy and delicious chicken recipe is a perfect match for this dish.
- Enjoy with a plate of Puerto Rican Baked Empanadas. These beef empanadas have the perfect filling to go with the flavors of Portuguese potatoes and chorizo.
- Serve before a main dinner of Easy Paella Recipe with Beef and Shrimp 🍤. This fun Spanish paella recipe is extra delicious following this Portuguese appetizer.
- Portuguese Beef Skewers (Espetada Madeira) are a must! If you haven’t tried this recipe yet, serve it alongside this potato appetizer.
- Try a chorizo and potato appetizer before serving a delicious plate of Grilled Crab Legs with Garlic Butter. You will be glad you did!
And, while you’re sampling Portugal appetizers, definitely give my Shrimp Empanadas a try. This is a recipe that’s very close to my family, and I know you will just love it!
🥂 Drinks to Serve with Chorizo Bites
Whether you’re making these Portuguese potatoes for a potluck party or enjoying them at home, I have the perfect drink recipes to pair them with.
For cocktail recipes, try these:
- Moscato Sangria
- Fruity Coconut Rum Cocktail
- Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe
- Rose Sangria with Summer Berries
- Fruity “MOMosa” Mimosa Recipe
Many of these drink recipes can easily be made non-alcoholic, with instructions included. Watermelon Lemonade is a great choice, too!
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Portuguese Potatoes and Chorizo
- 7 oz Portuguese or Spanish Chorizo or 8 tiny links – Mexican Chorizo does not work in this recipe
- 2 pounds fingerling potatoes I love using white, purple and red in this recipe
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon chili powder if you want to kick up the heat, feel free to add more!
- ¼ cup Peri-Peri Sauce
- 1 lemon
- 2 green onions sliced thin
- toothpicks to hold the appetizer together optional
- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Remove the casing from 7 oz. Portuguese or Spanish chorizo and slice into 1/4 inch medallions.
- Slice 2 pounds fingerling potatoes into 1/4 inch slices.
- In a bowl, mix 4 tablespoons olive oil with 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder.
- Add the potatoes and chorizo to the bowl and toss with the olive oil mixture until fully coated. If you don't have a bowl large enough you can also mix right on the baking sheet.
- Place the potato and chorizo mixture on a sheet pan and bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy on the outside.
- Remove from the oven and serve with a small bowl of peri-peri sauce. You can also mix the peri-peri sauce in with the potatoes. Sprinkle with green onion slices from 2 green onions and lemon juice, and garnish with lemon slices from 1 lemon.
- Note: You can also serve this as a toothpick appetizer. Alternate potato slices and chorizo slices on toothpicks to serve. This makes this dish a great party appetizer for potlucks and more!