Family Recipe Fridays: D-Hall Feta Pasta

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This is stretching it a little as a family recipe. But if I want to keep this carnival going for any length of time, I’m going to have to do that!

My friend Jen taught me how to make this recipe in our dining hall at college my freshman year. It was totally my fallback for when I could not stomach chicken strips or even my special concoction of Kix, peanut butter, and strawberry frozen yogurt.

Then, the summer after freshman year, I taught my mom to make it. She LOVES anything with feta. The rest is history. We just love this stuff, and it’s a great lazy dinner that doesn’t take much actual cooking.

D-Hall version: Scoop some spaghetti noodles into a cereal bowl. Top with feta cheese, bacon bits, and peas from the salad bar. Add one little container of butter, and microwave for a minute or so. Mix well.

Feta Pasta with Bacon and Peas

Feta Pasta with Bacon and Peas

Here's the non-dining hall version! Feel free to vary the quantities based on what you have and like. Adding chicken would be good, too!


  • 3/4 lb. spaghetti noodles, cooked, with a little pasta water reserved
  • 6 oz. feta, crumbled
  • 1 c. frozen peas
  • 12 oz. bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
  • 1 T butter


Combine cooked spaghetti, butter, feta, peas, and bacon. Stir together well and let the feta melt a little bit. If it is too dry, stir in a little of the pasta water until desired consistency. If you’re real fancy, you could top with some fresh parsley.

[Please pray for my dear friend Carolyn, who has linked every time I’ve done this carnival. Her father-in-law died of a heart attack yesterday, and I know the family could use your prayers.]

Linked up to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Sliced and Diced at Once a Month Mom.

11 thoughts on “Family Recipe Fridays: D-Hall Feta Pasta

  1. Oh! I feel so honored!

    I had totally forgotten about that recipe – I'll have to make it for dinner one night this week! But I do remember my fame as a D-Hall chef. lol I would make deviled eggs on the weekends – that was the only time they had out hardboiled eggs and the more lunch-time condiments (mayo, mustard, relish). Another of my favorites was one english muffin split with a slice of tomato and a slice of american cheese on each side, then either microwaved or toasted for a couple minutes – that is delish!

    Kix, peanut butter, and strawberry yogurt? I lived on fat-free vanilla fro-yo and cinnamon toast crunch for most of my junior year. (I was a little too stressed to eat… for a year.)

    Ah, D-Hall actually has a lot of wonderful memories for me.

  2. That sounds absolutely amazing! I love anything with Feta as well! Kix with peanut butter and yogurt…well…not so much

  3. This sounds wonderful!!! I'll have give it a try:) Sorry I've been MIA the last couple of weeks … I'll be back!

  4. Feta is one of my favorite foods! Unfortunately I have made my husband sick of it and we are on a no-feta kick.

    Okay and forgive me for linking up. I misunderstood. I thought it was something you could pass down to your family, not something that was passed down. Clearly I have been staring at the computer screen too long today 😉

  5. I do something similar. Angel hair noodles, olive oil or margarine, basil (fresh or dried), diced tomatoes, and feta cheese (or even goat cheese). It is fast and easy and tastes very good! 😉

  6. frugalisfab–it's fine! Thanks for linking. I have people who do it both ways–recipes that have been passed downs and ones your family just loves. 🙂

  7. I love feta as well. Thanks for this idea. Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays at I hope you will join me and, hopefully, share in the giveaways:) Mister Linky is up and waiting for your entry.

  8. Um, yes, yes, and YES. Thank you for leaving me the link to this! I'm excited to try it sometime. 🙂
    Sometime when I can work out for a week afterward! *lol*

  9. Oh, this looks SO yummy… and EASY! My favorite recipe was taught to me by a friend in college, too! In fact, I'm making it tonight: Baked Ziti!

  10. And wouldn't it be nice if we had a perpetual salad in the house to grab things from?

    PS, I will pray for your friend.

  11. That sounds so yummy and so easy! just what i need once i’ve picked up daughter from nursery as we always get home sooo late. Will give it a go thankyou!

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