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  • Serves 3
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients

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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 !

  • Yum, this creamy pesto pasta looks great. I have only recently started eating everything with pesto in it.

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  • I need a good processor

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  • Yum, this looks like a great midweek dinner!

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  • Sounds rather nice, thanks so much.

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  • This sounds so healthy and it will go down a treat in our home

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  • Ooh, yum. We looove pasta in our home. So I would cheat with pesto in a jar, but love the additional pasta sauce idea. Printing this one out now.

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  • Pasta always family favourite meal.

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  • How delicious, I’d just leave out the bacon so I could just taste all that yummy pesto-iness. Hmmmmmm

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  • Yummy sounds delish thanks for sharing

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  • This would definitely be a family favourite.

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  • 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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