Everyday Meals

Penne, Spinach, Bacon And Haloumi Gratin


A delicious pasta bake, cooked in 30 minutes

Prep time:20 mins

Cook time:30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 250g penne
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 150g short cut bacon, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 200ml thickened cream
  • 140g tub Leggo's Tomato Paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 100g haloumi cheese, cut into1cm cubes
  • 150g baby spinach, washed
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese


Step 1

Cook penne following packet directions. Drain and return to hot saucepan.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in a frypan over high heat. Add garlic and bacon, cook for 4-5 minutes or until browned.

Step 3

Combine cream, Leggo’s Tomato Paste and water. Pour over cooked pasta and stir in haloumi cheese, spinach and herbs. Season to taste.

Step 5

Pour mixture into a 20cm x 28cm baking dish and sprinkle over mozzarella cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is golden.

Tasty Tip!

Alternatively, use 150g chopped pancetta instead of the bacon.

Penne Spinach Bacon And Haloumi Gratin
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