Cherry Tomatoes & Chorizo Penne

Cherry Tomatoes & Chorizo Penne

The tomatoes were blistered and cooked in a little olive oil, I then sliced the chorizo and grilled in the same pan as the tomatoes. I then placed these amongst the pasta and topped with fresh basil and shaved Parmesan cheese and some cracked pepper.

Carbonara Recipe

This is a firm family favourite and so easy to make. I have switched to gluten-free penne pasta and lactose-free cream and cream cheese, and shredded cheese, however, you can use normal pasta and ingredients.


  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 300ml cooking cream
  • 125g packet bacon pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 Parmesan cheese
  • Thyme, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, cracked black pepper – all to taste


Cook the pasta as per packet instructions, I use a pack that serves four (250g) for this amount of sauce.

  1. cook the bacon in a little olive oil
  2. add garlic and cook for 1 minute
  3. add the stock, cream and cream cheese, mix through
  4. add the cheeses, herbs and pepper
  5. stir often to prevent sticking
  6. once all cheese has melted it is ready to serve
  7. drain cooked pasta and place in carbonara sauce, coating all pasta
  8. serve immediately

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