Chorizo and Halloumi Pasta

This delicious, creamy chorizo and halloumi pasta is one of those dishes you have to make when you want to feel like you’re getting a lovely, warm hug.

If you liked my Butter Halloumi Curry or my Creamy Chorizo and Pea Gnocchi then you are sure to love this too – it has those same levels of incredible creamy richness.

It’s probably not a pasta recipe you can eat every day, but it is an absolutely delightful treat when you fancy something just a little bit special.

Chorizo and halloumi are great friends anyway – cook them up with cream and pasta and you get something properly yummy.

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Chorizo – use your favourite chorizo ring. I like to use a spicy one for this recipe because the heat goes so well with the halloumi and cream – but it’s all down to your personal preference.
  • Halloumi – this recipe calls for a lot of halloumi, but trust me – it’s absolutely worth it.
  • Tomato puree – tomato puree brings the richness that gives this its butter halloumi flavour.
  • Double cream – you can substitute with single cream, but you will end up with a more watery sauce.
  • Pasta – I used tortiglioni. Rigatoni or penne would also work well, as would shell pastas that scoop up all of that yummy sauce.
  • Peas – I used frozen peas to bring a bit of sweetness and freshness to cut through the richness. Other vegetables that would complement the dish nicely include spinach, broccoli and courgette.

Top Tips

  1. Cooking the chorizo and halloumi

    Be patient when you are cooking the chorizo and halloumi. Some water may come out of your halloumi as you cook it – that’s fine, just keep cooking, stirring often, until your halloumi and chorizo has wonderful golden gnarly bits.

  2. Cooking the pasta

    Be sure to cook your pasta until it is al dente – no more than that. This means that it will soak up more of that delicious flavour when you add the sauce.

  3. Get ahead

    You can make the sauce ahead and freeze it for up to three months. Defrost, heat thoroughly and then mix with cooked pasta.

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Chorizo and Halloumi Pasta

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Harriet Young
Incredible creamy chorizo and halloumi pasta – a rich and sumptuous combination for dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people


  • 225 g chorizo ring
  • 400 g halloumi
  • 2 tbsps tomato puree
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 300 g dried pasta
  • 200 g frozen peas


  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta. Cook according to packet instructions until al dente. Add the peas for the last minute. Drain and reserve one cup of the cooking water.
  • Start by removing the skin from the chorizo ring and discarding it. Cut the chorizo into small 1-2cm size chunks. Cut the halloumi into pieces a similar size.
  • Put the chorizo into a large frying pan over a medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often, until it starts to release the oil.
  • Add the halloumi to the frying pan and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often (but gently, so that you don’t break up the halloumi too much) until it is golden brown.
  • Add the tomato puree, reduce the heat to low and stir. Add 100ml water, stir to mix and let it reduce a little, then add the double cream. Stir gently. Taste the sauce and season – you probably won’t need any salt, but you may want to add pepper.
  • Combine the pasta, peas, pasta water and sauce. Mix well, then let it sit for 2 minutes before serving.
Keyword chorizo, halloumi, pasta

5 responses to “Chorizo and Halloumi Pasta”

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is genius! The pasta dish is so flavourful thanks to the chorizo and tomato paste. And I simply can’t resist anything with halloumi! Thank you for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    This Chorizo and Halloumi Pasta recipe is fantastic! It’s easy to prepare and packed with rich, bold flavors. Perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    I loooove halloumi and I’m always looking for new ways to use it! this was great!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh wow! Such fantastic flavors packed into this pasta and I love how everything comes together in less than 30 minutes too. Perfect for weeknights.

  5. 5 stars
    This creamy pasta was so flavorful! Loved it!

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