Let’s talk pasta!
I loooove a good bowl of pasta. Other things I love are sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, halloumi and basil. What do you get when you combine all those delicious things? This gorgeous, creamy, dreamy cheesy pasta. Who would say no to that?
And another thing I love, it is fast and easy too. This recipe has become a family favorite, try it and you will understand why.
Perfect for a weeknight meal but fancy enough to be served at a dinner party when you are in a rush. I would then serve it with some garlic bread and crispy salad, great for sharing with your friends and family.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 packet halloumi cheese, cut in bite sized pieces
- 0,5 onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 8-10 sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and finely chopped
- 1 can (400g) artichokes, drained and quartered
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- 2 dl cream
- ½ dl grated parmesan cheese
- 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 300 g spagetti
- 2 dl reserved pasta water
- salt and pepper to taste
Start by frying the halloumi cheese in olive oil over medium high heat in a large frying pan until it is golden brown on both sides. Take the cheese out of the pan and set aside. Boil a large pot of salted water for the pasta. Add the pasta and follow the cooking direction on the packet.
Meanwhile, fry the onion and garlic on medium heat for a couple of minutes until soft and translucent in the leftover oil from the halloumi cheese.
Add the sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and herbs and let cook for a minute. Add the cream, reserved pasta water and hallomie cheese and let cook for 2 minutes.
Drain the pasta and add to the pan with the tomatoes, parmesan and basil. Stir to combine and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with a little freshly grated parmesan and enjoy!