Mushroom and Halloumi Spaghetti

Do you ever have one of those days when you really want to eat something? But you’re not sure what to do it with? Well, this week I bought a block of halloumi from Lidl. I desperately wanted halloumi for lunch so scoured the fridge and cupboards for something to do with it and then, mushroom and halloumi spaghetti was born. It was fantastic and something I’m sure to make again in the future. Especially seen as it took about 15 minutes!

I don’t know what’s going on this week but I’m having a proper pasta binge, I’ve had it most days and never feel like I’ve had enough. Perhaps all the moving stress means I need carbs! I love pasta though, so it’s fine. I was originally going to do my mushroom and halloumi spaghetti with just a little sweet chilli sauce but then I remembered we had a little sour cream dip left from some crisps, which was likely to just get thrown away. It made an amazing sauce.

eating mushroom and halloumi spaghetti


  • 100g Halloumi cheese
  • 90g Closed cup mushrooms
  • 0.5 Red Onion
  • 3tbsp Sour cream
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • Spaghetti (I’m terrible at measuring spaghetti…is it about 75g per person?)

mushroom and halloumi spaghetti ingredientsMethod

I’ve put closed cup mushrooms because that’s what we had in, but I’m sure any others would work equally well.

Firstly, cook your spaghetti to the packet instructions. This normally takes about 12 minutes, so start preparing the rest too and it should all be ready at the same time.

Chop the mushrooms and red onion and slice the halloumi before cutting into squares.

chopped mushrooms and halloumi

Lightly fry these in a little oil until soft.

frying mushrooms and halloumi

Then, add the sour cream and mix together well.

Around now, your spaghetti should be ready. Drain, retaining around 50 ml of the cooking water. Pour the spaghetti and water into the frying pan with the halloumi, mushrooms, cream and onion. Mix together well.

mushroom and halloumi

Finish with a pinch of salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Seriously, that’s it. This super simple mushroom and halloumi spaghetti makes the perfect quick meal and means you get to eat halloumi without just grilling the whole block for a snack…which I have never done. Perfect!

mushroom and halloumi spaghetti

Mushroom and Halloumi Spaghetti

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serves 2

Mushroom and Halloumi Spaghetti

Super simple mushroom and halloumi spaghetti


  • 100g Halloumi
  • 90g Closed cup mushrooms
  • 0.5 Red Onion
  • 3tbsp Sour Cream
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • Spaghetti


  1. Cook the spaghetti to pack instructions
  2. Chop the halloumi, mushrooms and onion
  3. Fry these in a little oil over a medium heat for a few minutes until softened
  4. Add the sour cream and mix together well
  5. Drain the spaghetti, retaining around 50ml of the cooking water
  6. Add the spaghetti and water to the frying pan
  7. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, mix together until spaghetti is well coated and serve immediately
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  • What I like about this is not the fact it’s incredibly easy you’ve actually used up something that’s going to be thrown away. The sour cream. We hate throwing things away it’s such a waste. Too many people waste food too often. It looks delicious too. ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

    • I hate waste too, if every something is going to get thrown away I try and find a way to use it up…Which has led to many interesting sandwiches

  • Burnished Chaos

    Ok, now I need pasta. I love halloumi but I’ve never thought of putting it with pasta. I definitely will now though!

    • I hadn’t before, it was great though. I made it again a few days ago, but with a little sweet chilli sauce and toasted sesame oil. Also v nice!

  • I have GOT to try this! Pinned for later. I’ve only ever had halloumi on a BBQ so interested to see how it works in a pasta sauce #familyfunlinky

    • It’s so nice! Honestly, I’ve had something similar a few times since this one!

  • I’ve got a real thing about halloumi at the moment – sounds gorgeous! #familyfunlinky

  • Mummy in a TuTu

    Wow this looks so easy and delicious ad I’d never have thought of putting Halloumi in pasta!
    Thanks for linking to #FoodieFriday Join us again this week!

    • It was so nice! I keep putting it in pasta now!!

  • Sparkly Mummy

    This looks so good we love a bit of squeaky cheese! As a meat free dish this is amazing, i love finding a meal we can all enjoy as a family (although sparkly daddy would probably insist on a bit of cooked chicken in his!)

    Thank you for joining #FoodieFriday

    • It’d be great with chicken! Or bacon!

      • Sparkly Mummy

        Or both!