RECIPE: Spaghetti with Bacon, Chilli, Feta and Basil

I’ve just finished eating this for lunch and decided I couldn’t wait to share!

Spaghetti with Bacon, Chilli, Feta and Basil
Serves 2, ready in 15 minutes


200g spaghetti
4 slices bacon (cut into strips)
butter / oil
100g feta (cut into cubes)
1/2 red chilli (or to taste)
handful of basil leaves
lime zest
salt & pepper (to serve, if required)

1. Boil the spaghetti as per the packet instructions
2. Warm the butter / oil in a frying fan. Add the bacon strips and cut up chilli and fry gently until cooked.
3. Toss the drained spaghetti into the pan with the bacon & chilli, add the basil leaves, feta and toss.Then add the magic ingredient…the lime zest!
4. Garnish with salt and pepper if you wish! …and serve immediately!

That is it!

If I make this the night before for lunch, I add the feta after I have heated it through fully!


Elle 🙂 x




  1. Nerissa Ann
    July 18, 2012 / 12:59 pm

    OH GOODNESS! I made this on Sunday w/bacon bits and bite sized chicken o_O soooooo yummy, but I didn't think to add lime …good idea (next time I'll do it up right)

    • Danielle Linton
      July 18, 2012 / 1:09 pm

      Yeah the lime zest makes the world of difference! Def add it next time and let me know what you think! 😉

  2. Sylvia Johnstone
    June 3, 2013 / 4:14 pm

    Gonna try this!

    • Elle Linton
      June 3, 2013 / 7:00 pm

      It's so easy and so tasty! I had it extra everything tonight! Lol 😉

  3. anyonita green
    July 15, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    Oh wow! What a delicious looking dish! 🙂 I love the complexity of flavor in this easy spaghetti dish! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

    • Elle Linton
      July 16, 2013 / 7:33 am

      Thank you for sharing and I will def be stopping by again to check out the other links!

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