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Halloumi Pasta with Smoky Chorizo

A delicious halloumi pasta with smoky chorizo, perfect for a quick and tasty midweek meal. Halloumi and chorizo are fried until golden and mixed with a smoky tomato sauce and penne pasta in this family-friendly dish.
Course Pasta
Cuisine Fusion, Greek, Italian
Keyword halloumi chorizo pasta, halloumi pasta
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 730kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 250 g Pasta penne or other short pasta
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 225 g Halloumi cut into cubes
  • 200 g Chorizo cut into 1cm slices
  • 500 ml Passata or use a tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Double Cream
  • 50 g Grana Padano grated (or use Parmesan)
  • 2 tablespoon Parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes on a medium heat. Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking water for later, and set the pasta aside.
  • Stir in the smoked paprika and oregano and cook for 1 minute
  • Add in the cubes halloumi and sliced chorizo, turn the heat up and fry until the halloumi starts turning golden.
  • Stir in the passata, sugar and double cream and simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the pasta and let it warm through for a few minutes before serving with the chopped parsley and grated grana padano. You may want to use a bit of the pasta cooking water that you reserved to help create a silky smooth sauce. Just add a few tablespoons at a time at the same time as you add the pasta, until you reach your desired consistency.

Notes

Variations:
  • Up the vegetables by adding mushrooms, spinach and diced courgette to the dish.
  • Make it vegetarian friendly and leave out the chorizo.
  • Turn it into a pasta bake by spooning the pasta into a baking dish, topping with grated cheese and breadcrumbs and baking in the oven for 10 minutes until the topping is golden and bubbling.
 
Storage: Leftovers can be reheated or they can be eaten cold as a pasta salad.
Nutrition: The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
Nutrition Facts
Halloumi Pasta with Smoky Chorizo
Amount per Serving
Calories
730
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
37
g
57
%
Saturated Fat
 
20
g
125
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
108
mg
36
%
Sodium
 
1529
mg
66
%
Potassium
 
808
mg
23
%
Carbohydrates
 
63
g
21
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
37
g
74
%
Vitamin A
 
1788
IU
36
%
Vitamin C
 
19
mg
23
%
Calcium
 
784
mg
78
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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