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.
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.
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.
Halloumi Pasta with Smoky Chorizo
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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