Pasta with crunchy crumbs and feta

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Crunchy crumbs and feta pasta
Crunchy crumbs and feta pasta
  • Serves: 1

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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)
  • Ĺ lemon
  • 50g (2oz) feta cheese, cubed or roughly crumbled
  • Chopped parsley, a good handful
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil for drizzling

* 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.


  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.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 878(kcal)
  • Fat 38.0g
  • Saturates 20.1g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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