• Penne with Haloumi, Bacon and Broccolini Mid-week Meal made with Lemnos Haloumi Cheese
Penne with Haloumi, Bacon and Broccolini 2018-03-27T03:55:05+00:00

Project Description

Penne with Haloumi, Bacon and Broccolini

  • Serves 4
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time 20 minutes

This great pasta dish is a perfect mid-week meal. It has it all – loads of colour, lots of flavour, is really affordable, and best of all, it’s ready to eat in under 30 minutes.


  • 180g Lemnos Haloumi cut in batons
  • 250g penne or your favourite pasta
  • 8 rashers of streaky bacon cut in 1cm pieces
  • 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 long red chilli deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch broccolini washed
  • ½ cup packed basil leaves torn


  1. Cook the pasta following the manufacturer’s instructions for al dente. Drain it and reserve a little of the cooking water.
  2. Cut any thick broccolini spears in half length-ways so they all cook evenly.
  3. Heat a large frying pan or sauté pan to a medium heat, add the olive oil and fry the haloumi batons, turning once until they are just golden. Remove from the pan.
  4. Fry the bacon until it’s just starting to brown, add the chilli slices, garlic and broccolini spears. Cook until the broccolini has turned bright green (about 2 minutes).
  5. Return the toasted haloumi to the pan with ¼ cup of the cooking water and toss through the pasta and torn basil leaves. Season generously to taste and serve immediately.