Wholewheat Fusilli Pasta With Basil, Chilli & Feta

Updated post.

What makes this recipe so special though is the fact it merges my two most favourite cuisines: Greek and Italian (my family own both Greek and Italian restaurants although they never mix the cuisines. This dish proves it could work)!

Don’t worry about the chilli either, omit it if you don’t like it or you’re worried about the kids.  I pretty much like chilli on my cornflakes so can’t get enough of the stuff!

Wholewheat fusilli pasta with chopped basil, raw red chilli, feta cheese and drizzle with olive oil


Now being originally Greek, my love of feta cheese runs deep.

I love how its sharp tangy-ness works with the spicy chilli and neutralising, fragrant fresh basil.

I try and always opt for wholewheat pasta for a healthier alternative to the white stuff. Not only is this dish high in fibre, but it’s also a source of vitamin E, vitamin B and healthy fats.

Rather pretty too, don’t you think?!

feta and chilli pasta

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 300g whole wheat fusilli pasta.
  • 100g feta, cubed
  • 2 red chillies, sliced finely (less if cooking for children)
  • Large handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 20ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season


Delicious Dinners for the family


  • Cook pasta according to packet instructions
  • Drain and serve into large bowls
  • Top with feta, chillies and basil
  • Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste

Simple, easy and delicious, I hope you get to make this soon.


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35 Responses

  1. Roberta Cutolo

    Ciao darling Vicki being a mediterranean chick like yourself I totally enjoyvthe simplicity and fragrance of this dish which, when I am in Italy I make with Ricotta Marzotica (hard quite salty cheese) very similar to Feta. possible variation on the chilly could be capers ( I could eat capers on anything though not on cereals … lol) but quite honestly I tkink with or withou chillies or capers I think this such a lovely simple tasty easy to make pasta dish that works particularly well at picnics or on the beach as you can eat it even if not warm Yummy!!! in love with the brown pasta …. double yummy and healthy too. one last thing we call this dish CRUDAIOLA as all the ingredients apart from the pasta are raw = crudo = uncooked

  2. Vicki Montague

    Huge congratulations lovely lady. The awards were so well deserved. And in my books these days, this pasta dish IS better than cake. It looks wonderful and I am like you…I can’t get enough chilli!

  3. clare

    Clever clever lady! well done you and very much deserved! As i’ve said many times you inspire! lovely recipes too Cx crack open the bubbly! Cx

  4. Sarah-Jane

    Congrats on the awards Mrs! You definitely deserve then 🙂 and thanks for hosting #TastyTuesdays … This Pasta dish looks amazing xxx

  5. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    Wow Vicki, well done on both of those awards! Very impressive 🙂 Loving your salad too, I absolutely adore feta cheese, though I’d probably end up eating most of it as I cube the cheese 😉

  6. charlotte

    congratulations on your award wins. I love simple pasta dishes, this is perfect just in time for the summer.

  7. Eb Gargano / easypeasyfoodie.com

    Yum! Healthy, delicious and EASY – you know this is my kind of food! And Italian and Greek are two of my favourite cuisines so an Italian/Greek mash up is a beautiful thing indeed 🙂 Not sure I could quite handle that much chilli though!! Yeah, I know, I’m a total wuss 🙂 Oh and also BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your TWO wins. Well deserved, of course!! You must be so happy right now. Can’t wait to read all about it and watch your vlog 🙂 Eb x
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  8. One Messy Mama

    Congratulations on the awards. Well earned! Enjoy the moment! This looks perfect for a Summer afternoon!. I have a secret love for Feta too.. #brilblogposts

  9. Maria Belfort (@onetinyleap)

    The pasta looks absolutely delicious, and a perfect fast dish! Thank you for hosting 🙂
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  10. Angela

    The pasta dish looks delightful, perfect meal for a busy weeknight!! Thanks for hosting!! 🙂
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  11. Angela at Daysinbed

    This recipe looks so good. I just had some feta and it is yummy. I wonder if my daughter would like this meal.
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