Pasta with crunchy crumbs and feta recipe

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Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories878 Kcal44%
Fat38 g54%
Saturated Fat20.1g g101%

A simple pasta dish but with more of a bite! You get to use up old bread so you'll save more money.


  • 75g (3oz) tagliatelle or spaghetti
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 6 tbsp white breadcrumbs (day old or from the freezer)
  • ½ lemon
  • 50g (2oz) feta cheese, cubed or roughly crumbled
  • Chopped parsley, a good handful
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil for drizzling




  1. Pour boiling water into a large pan, add some salt and the pasta and cook according to the pack instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small saucepan and when sizzling add the breadcrumbs and cook for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally until crisp and golden. Use a zester (or grater) to grate the lemon zest into the crumbs. Cut the lemon half into two wedges and set aside.
  3. Drain the pasta, put it back in the pan, toss in the crumb mixture, add the feta cheese chunks, parsley and seasoning.
  4. Serve in a large warm bowl drizzled with olive oil and with the lemon wedges on the side. Squeeze lemon juice over as you eat the pasta to bring out the flavour.
Top Tip for making Pasta with crunchy crumbs and feta

* Pasta packs often recommend 75 - 110g (3 - 4oz) pasta per serving; for a smaller appetite, cut it down to 50g (2oz). * Once opened and drained, feta packs don't keep long. Look out for tubs of feta cubes instead; the cheese keeps longer.

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