Halloumi Pasta with Pink Sauce

Its no secret that I am obsessed with cheese anymore is it? And well pasta to for that matter. Okay, well any carbohydrates to be honest with you. I am just a naughty, naughty gal. I love white and red pasta sauce so I thought hey why not combine the two with some of my other favorite things and this little pasta is what I came up with. This dish is perfect alongside a crisp green salad and some crunchy bread.

7 tablespoons butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup mozzarella-cheddar mixed cheese
1/4 cup red pasta sauce
12 ounces of pasta, cooked per package directions
1 package halloumi cheese, cubed
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
1 scallion, sliced

1. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat add 2 tablespoons butter and 1 garlic clove. Add halloumi cooking until golden, about 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a saute pan on medium heat add remaining butter and garlic. Cook until melted then add pepper, Parmesan and cream, and red sauce, mix well. Mix until thickened about 3 minutes then add shredded cheese and parsley. Mix until melted then remove from heat.

3. In a large bowl or serving platter toss pasta, cheese and sauce together until well combined. Sprinkle scallion on top. Serve.

Yields: 4-6 servings

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