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Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter

Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter is an easy weeknight dinner recipe, inspired by The Spaghetti Factory.

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We had a fun filled Memorial Day weekend, spending a day in Omaha, Nebraska, enjoying the zoo with the girls, lots of walks and time outdoors. After a busy weekend, sometimes I have to ease back into cooking, keeping it simple in both ingredients and the time involved preparing it.

One of my standbys is spaghetti with mizithra cheese and browned butter. It’s a more flavorful twist on the childhood favorite – parmesan and buttered noodles.

What is Mizithra Cheese?

Mizithra cheese is a combination of unpastuerized sheep or goat’s milk cheese and whey imported from Greece. It is dry and mild, making it a crowd pleaser.

Can I make a confession? This dish is my lifelong favorite at the Spaghetti Factory. There, I’ve said it. I’m so obsessed that when we moved to KC 6 years ago {without one}, I recreated it.

Where to find Mizithra Cheese:

You can find mizithra cheese online here, at gourmet grocers, cheese stores, markets like Dean & Deluca and The Spaghetti Factory sells freshly shredded to go.

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This pasta dish takes just about 10 minutes, making it an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

Brown your butter while boiling your noodles, toss and top with freshly shredded mizithra.

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What is Browned Butter?

It’s the magic that happens when you cook butter, evaporating the water and turning the milk solids brown. You can read more about brown butter here and watch a step-by-step video!

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I hope you enjoy this easy weeknight dinner recipe for Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter as much as I do please leave a 5 star rating in the comments below! It’s fun to eat like a kid again!

Spaghetti and Mizithra Cheese with Browned Butter Recipe:

Spaghetti with Mizithra & Browned Butter

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 15 mins
Yields 4-6

Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter is an easy weeknight dinner recipe, inspired by The Spaghetti Factory.

Ingredients

  • 1 box spaghetti
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 lb mizithra cheese
  • parsley

Directions

  1. Prepare & drain spaghetti.
  2. Heat skillet to medium, add butter in chunks.
  3. Whisking, monitor the butter until it turns brown & has a nutty aroma, careful not to burn it.
  4. Remove the foam & toss with spaghetti.
  5. Top with freshly shredded mizithra cheese & garnish with parsley.
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Originally published May 2014, updated September 2018

5 comments on “Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter”

  1. I LOVE, LOVE LOVE this dish at The Spaghetti Factory. I seldom eat there but when I do it is the only thing I order. I also make it at home, it’s delish!

  2. Good Morning Julie 🙂 I too fell in love with the Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese at the Spaghetti Factory some 30 years ago in KC! At that time it was located down town in an old refurbished building…the restaurant itself was a sight to behold (I was 20-something then and totally in awe of the decor and heavenly aroma as I stood in the foyer and felt like I was in an Italian court yard! I longed to visit Italy ever since!) Thank you for the recipe and the recall of a memory I hadn’t thought about in years! I am definitely going to make your recipe and enjoy the memory thoroughly!

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