A creamy pasta with loads of flavor

Ingredients (serves 3)

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


  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 might call this “Shrek Noodles” for my kids!


  • Perfect flavours. Thanks for the recipe.


  • I’ll have to try this one. Sounds delicious :)


  • How delicious, now you are making me hungry!


  • looks delicious! Will have to try it for sure!


  • Thank your grandson for allowing you to share this. Pasta is always welcomed at this household.


  • We love pasta dishes and this looks amazing! Thanks!


  • It looks very appetizing! And what an interesting combination. Well done to your grandson for teaching you to cook it.

    • Thank you ! It is delicious!

      • Families and generations cooking together is so very special and a good skill to share between the generations.


  • A creamy pesto pasta is always a welcome pasta meal. This pasta dish looks so tasty – thank you!


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