Penne with Halloumi and Tomatoes

Halloumi pastaHalloumi is one of my favourite things to eat at the moment. This is a simple and tasty pasta that is so easy to make. Enjoy!


400g penne
250g cherry tomatoes
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
250g Halloumi cheese, cut into small slices
400g can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves


2 tablespoons olive oil


Cook pasta in large saucepan of boiling water, uncovered, until just tender; drain.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan and add the cherry tomatoes. Fry for 5 minutes, or until just softened. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add the remaining olive oil to the pan along with the onion, garlic and chilli and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the halloumi and cook 1-2 minutes on each side, or until pale and golden brown on both sides. Add the can of tomatoes and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the fresh cherry tomatoes back to the pan along with the oregano and cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste, add to the pasta and serve.


  1. says

    Thank you for linking in for Sunday Brunch. So glad you stopped by! As you probably already i know i just lost about 1/2hr on your facebook page and 1/2 hr on pinterest lol
    Look forward to stalking you some more x

    • says

      Your welcome. Thank you for your comments and I’ve stopped by your blog too and it is fantastic! Love your logo! I will be participating in more linking :)

  2. says

    Hi Nicole,
    Found you through Mums Take 5 link up :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!! I love having simple recipes like this on hand when we get home late.
    *Stopping by from Mad Mummas.

    • says

      Thanks Kelly, glad you found me. I’ve just discovered Mums Take 5 and will be participating more. It’s a great site.

    • says

      Hi Hope, yes this is a new one for us. I’ve been experimenting a bit with halloumi lately so will have more recipes soon. Am even going to try my hand at making halloumi myself.

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