Forever Nigella: Halloumi with Peppers and Sausage

For my “Sizzling Summer” submission, I made a version of Nigella’s halloumi with peppers and spicy sausage that can be found in Nigella Express or here. Instead of the spicy sausage, I used slices of Johnsonville chicken sausage with apples. My plan was to use Spanish chorizo, but my week’s been so busy with visitors and work that I didn’t get a chance to swing by Fox & Obel. I also avoided turning on the oven to bake this dish by making everything over the stovetop in a large skillet pan. This dish was really tasty. It was like eating pizza toppings without the crust!

This month’s Forever Nigella host is Amy at Cooking, Cakes & Children. Forever Nigella is a cooking group created by Sarah at Maison Cupcake.

49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ceciliag
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 09:22:23

    Pizza toppings without the crust sounds perfect for me. i am the one who eats the pizza toppings off the crust !! c

  2. Ei
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 09:32:24

    Oooh, I’ve seen her make that one on tv. Looks good!

  3. kitchen flavours
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 10:03:42

    Oh my! This looks so delicious! Yum!

  4. thekalechronicles
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 10:20:39

    This looks good!

  5. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 11:12:12

    I never tasted halloumi, yet I´m sure I will like it… that´s the Nigella effect on me! I think the chicken sausage is great, lighter and still delicious! Have a great weekend!

  6. Trevor Sis Boom
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 11:39:57

    This has always been one that I’ve wanted to make! Looks great!

  7. sara
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 11:58:22

    Mmmm, this looks amazing! Love the description of pizza toppings with no crust…sounds delicious! I have had halloumi a couple of times in restaurants but never tried cooking with it at home.

  8. Gracie ~ Food Fascination
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 12:32:45

    That looks soooooooooo good! Hmmmmmmm…might be dinner tonight.

  9. Meenakshi
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 13:41:28

    Pizza topping sans crust? That’s a winner in my book!!

  10. Choc Chip Uru
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 14:40:24

    That looks way too delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  11. sm
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 16:31:04

    looks delicious

  12. rondamkisner
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 20:38:58

    Fun!

  13. Aguileon
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 21:58:03

    nice to see your blog, now im new com-mentor :)

  14. atasteofmadess
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 22:34:02

    Haha, well if this was the toppings of a pizza, it looks like a hell of a pizza.
    This looks so good, I can’t even believe

  15. healthyyou72
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 22:37:30

    I had halloumi for the first time about a year ago, and I fell in love with it! Your recipe sounds delicious! Hugs, Terra

  16. Katerina
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 03:19:02

    I love halloumi and I use it as often as possible! This one looks like a winner!

  17. machisan
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 04:14:12

    Those look wonderful! i am going to stock up some sausages..

  18. Hotly Spiced
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 05:28:49

    That is a great looking meal and I’m sure it is packed with flavour xx

  19. Norma Chang
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 06:59:03

    I cannot believe how easy this is make. Agree, pizza topping without the crust, great love your description.

  20. Cakelaw
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 07:49:58

    I adore grilled halloumi – great choice of dish, and it sings of summer.

  21. Parsley Sage
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 08:13:26

    Heck yeah, chicken sausage with apples! I bet that made this dish really pop. Sounds fantastic!

  22. Karen
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 09:03:57

    I like your description of pizza toppings without the crust. It lets you immediately know the taste.

  23. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 09:16:47

    I never tire of sausage and peppers and their many incarnations. This looks great.

  24. Inger Wilkerson
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 09:24:05

    This sure looks good–and the stove top cooking is a great innovation this summer!

  25. Audrey Allure
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 13:23:21

    Yum! Looks amazing!

  26. Chaya
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 13:50:18

    Another delicious dish. Looks fabulous.

  27. Recipe Junkie
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 15:50:21

    This looks great. I haven’t made mych from Express, but I am reaching for it now…

  28. Beth
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 18:37:42

    Looks delicious, and how terrific that you could make it without the oven!

  29. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 18:52:17

    I’ve never had Halloumi before although I learned this ingredient from blogs this year. I’d love to try one day and this is a super quick meal!

  30. eatinglikeahorse
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 00:55:44

    Can I come and live with you?! all your food looks out of this world and this is no exception! I love halloumi and crustless pizza is a genius idea :-)

  31. Three Well Beings
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 01:34:31

    Halloumi is new to me! The pizza toppings without a crust was a great way to capture my attention, let me tell you! I have some “men folk” in particular who would be thrilled with this dish. One of them just loves chorizo, so it would be a bit of a toss up for me to decide how to make it, but I like your version better…just a bit lighter, I’d think! :-) Debra

  32. cindyrina
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 02:09:23

    thats look yummy superlicious!!!

  33. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 02:16:23

    I’ve had halloumi on a few occasions, I’ve always found it a bit too salty for me, but still tasted great with whatever it was paired with! I love your recipe, having pizza toppings with no base sounds so interesting! :D

  34. Kristen
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 04:50:51

    Because I cannot have the pizza crust, I think this dish is perfectly wonderful. What a great idea!!

  35. TrafficDiva
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 05:35:40

    I have learned something new!! I’ve never had halloumi before..I actually had to look it up..lol! Look, Yummy, you’re enlightening us all one dish at time! This would be a perfect recepie for someone like myself who is “Low Carb” minded..pizza without the crust, that’s simply screams low carb! Thanks for an informative and tasty post! =)

  36. Marta
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 07:09:40

    I’ll try to make it with chorizo, as I love it. Looks delicious and it will go great with halloumi.

  37. Cher
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 07:12:14

    I like halloumi – I am sure the sausage played off the flavor of the cheese very nicely. Yum!

  38. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 10:14:45

    Perfect choice given the theme this month!! Sausage and cheese is a great combination! :)

  39. Catalina @ Cake with Love
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 14:18:10

    love that sausage with peppers! It looks very flavorful and delicious!

  40. Dara
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 19:31:05

    This looks awesome. I love sausage and peppers.

  41. sally
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 20:04:26

    I’ve had halloumi before, but never cooked with it myself. I’ve got to pick some up.

  42. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 21:07:32

    what a unique but flavorful combination. I love the sausage and peppers (right up my alley) and I am now curious to try halloumi now!

  43. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 21:53:44

    What a great combo, and I bet the chicken sausage with apples was a perfect flavor with the cheese and peppers.

  44. Heather
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 22:27:16

    I think I’ve watched her make this a dozen times on her show, and yours looks every bit as delicious! I love the idea of doing it on the stove instead of the oven, and now I need to find some halloumi!

  45. Miriam
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 00:49:13

    Looks wonderful :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  46. Sarah, Maison Cupcake
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 10:38:57

    MMmm yum, this looks such a tasty combination, I am craving haloumi now! Thanks for taking part in Forever Nigella! x

  47. Mary Hirsch
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 22:45:31

    I happen to have Johnson’s chicken sausage with apples in the freezer. Top of the stove sounds good with our 108 degree temperatures. Like the spice. Will try this.

  48. sanya
    Aug 01, 2012 @ 06:57:24

    I am a sucker for anything with haloumi! Looks fantastic!

  49. Balvinder
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 22:09:27

    Pizza topping without crust sounds interesting to me. years ago when I did not know how to make gluten free pizza I just ate the topping.

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