Pasta with Tilapia, Olives and Feta with Greek Yogurt Sauce

Updated On: May 01, 2024

This super easy Pasta with Tilapia, Olives, and Feta is filling and flavorful. The entire thing is done while the pasta cooks and can feed several hungry mouths. Feel free to swap the tilapia loins for other types of fish or even chicken.

pasta with tilapia olives in a yogurt sauce

Hey guess who?  Long-time-no-bloggy, huh?  If you don’t know, I’m a co-founder of Spiceology and we’re a startup spice company located in Spokane, WA.  We’ve been going full speed ahead like Vin Diesel in the Fast & Furious taking our concept to market.  We just landed a big local grocery chain, so we’ve been busier than busy.  Which ultimately means – no time for blogging for this girl.

Tonights dinner forced me back to my office to hammer out this post.  I knew you’d love this quick and easy pasta dish as much as we did so here I am.  Back in the chair I sat in for 10 hours today and let me tell you, it feels good to be typing this.  Really good.  This is a pasta dish that’s done while the pasta cooks.  Talk about easy!  Less than 30 minutes and it’s time to eat!  Perfection for a busy week night.


The story of Spiceology’s beginnings

My New Years resolution (or year plan as I like to call it) is to get myself back on a schedule.  After joining with Pete to take on Savorx in April of 2013, there hasn’t been much in the way of a schedule for me.  I just knee-jerk daily to whatever needs to be taken care of.  In the past 9 months, we took a brand that was sitting idle for almost 2 years and we launched a successful 60 day Kickstarter for our Spiceologist Block (thank you to everyone who pledged!), we sold a ton of spice rubs at every local farmers market, craft fair and vintage sale we could get into, we redesigned the packaging and labels of our rub line and we moved into our processing facility….all before October of 2013.

We are just about to launch a brand new website (Monday? Stay tuned) as well as dabbling in some wholesale opportunities locally and beyond.  We successfully managed our first holiday season as a retailer and came out of 3 months of holiday push without losing it!  Score!

To say it’s been whirlwind is an understatement.  But, with all of that said, I can tell you that I’ve never been happier as to where my future is headed.  Great things are happening here at Farmgirl Gourmet and amazing things with Savorx Spice & Flavor Co.  I often wonder if someone pinched me if I’d wake up and this was all a dream.  I sure hope not, because this is one roller coaster I don’t want to get off of.

I’m really glad I took this time tonight to sit down and write.  This is definitely not a profound, thought-provoking post, but it sure feels good to sit down and write from my heart.  Nothing sponsored.  No brands making sure I said everything right.  Just me, the keyboard and your eyeballs.

Thanks for reading Farmgirl Gourmet and for supporting me and especially for being patient as I slip away now and then to wear my Spicy Hat.  I have the best readers and I love you all to bits.

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Pasta with Tilapia, Olives & Feta with Greek Yogurt Sauce

A quick dinner in under 30 minutes. This dish is done in the time it takes to boil the pasta. Serve with a crisp salad.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 lb pasta such as campanelle
  • 3 tilapia cut into bit sized pieces
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning such as Spiceology Greek Freak
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives pitted, quartered
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon minced Italian parsley


  • Boil pasta in salted water, according to directions, until al dente.
  • In a large frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Swirl the pan and add the tilapia pieces. Sprinkle with the greek seasoning and allow fish to brown lightly, turning, for about 5 minutes. Remove fish and place in a bowl and set aside. Note: it should be a bit undercooked in the middle as it will continue to cook while it rests.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the frying pan and turn the heat to medium. Add the garlic and olives and stir until the butter begins to bubble about 1 minute. Turn down to medium-low and add the yogurt and stir to combine. Using a spider or slotted spoon, remove the pasta from the water, draining as much as possible, and add to the yogurt mixture. Toss to coat in sauce. Add the fish pieces and any accumulated juice. Sprinkle with feta and parsley and serve immediately.


Calories: 504kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 35gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 259mgPotassium: 537mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 296IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 2mg
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  1. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen says:

    Good luck with your new spice company. I have really good friends that just moved to Spokane over the summer-I’ll have to tell them to check it out! This pasta sounds incredible! I’m loving the addition of the Kalamata olives and feta! 🙂

  2. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    This looks absolutely delicious – and SO FUN to get an update on your spice adventure! So happy to see everything in Vin Diesel motion!!!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Thanks B! Thank you for being a supporter of me in all things I do. I love you to bits farmgirl sista! Can’t wait to hug you this year. Hopefully sooner rather than later. xoxo

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