A creamy pasta with loads of flavor


Ingredients (serves 3)

  • PESTO
  • 20 grams Basil
  • 20 grams parmesan cheese
  • 20 grams Pine nuts
  • 1 small clove garlic,crushed
  • 50 grams olive oil
  • black pepper and salt
  • PASTA SAUCE
  • 250 Grams pasta
  • 100 grams smoky bacon
  • 125 grams halloumi cheese
  • 100 ml cream

Method

  1. PESTO.......Combine basil,grated parmesan,pine nuts and garlic in a food processor (or magic bullet/ /mortar and pestle ) Mix until roughly chopped
  2. Add the olive oil and mix to a paste .. It's up to you how Chunky or smooth you want it. . Season to taste with pepper and salt
  3. For the pasta ....Shred the bacon and cut the halloumi into smaller bits. Fry the cheese and bacon on a med. heat until lightly colored and crisp.
  4. Lower the temp. and add the cream and pesto . Toss in the cooked pasta and season to taste . ( sundried tomatoes can be added if desired )

Notes... My 11 Year old Grandson taught me this one ! Very easy but so so yummy !

  • I notice the recipe says smoky bacon. Most of the bacon is smoked. It is difficult to find bacon that isn’t smoked. the only one I have found is English Style bacon

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  • Yummy!! So simple and easy to make.

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  • Such an easy recipe – thanks for sharing

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  • Pesto pasta is delicious yum

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  • Sounds like a great recipe – what a clever 11 year old!

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  • Ooh, I love the sounds of this. I’ve never used haloumi before but would love to try this recipe.

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  • Sounds nice, although I would love to see more veggies in this dish.

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  • Oooh love a good pesto, and so easy to make.

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  • Creamy pasta, there just aren’t enough creamy pasta recipes in the world. Great as a main meal with a side of salad and crusty bread. Or as a side serve to barbecue meat. Mmmmm

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  • Simple, delicious and wonderful ingredients, thanks. Patsa is a favourite!

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  • nice to mix the pesto with bacon and cream. never thought of this! thanks

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  • I absolutely love creamy pasta dishes and pesto is one of them thanks looks delicous…

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  • Yum, this looks and sounds delicious. I am going to print this one out and make it. I love that an 11 year old grandson taught this one. I will now teach my 17 year old !!!

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  • Oh yum, and I so love halloumi too.

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  • I love pesto pasta. I love the additional ingredients in your recipe.

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