Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter

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

    Grown Up Buttered Noodles | Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter Recipe Spaghetti Factory copycat recipe

    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.

    Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter | grown up buttered noodles

    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.

    Grown Up Buttered Noodles | Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter Recipe

    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:

    Grown Up Buttered Noodles | Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter Recipe Spaghetti Factory copycat recipe
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    Spaghetti with Mizithra & Browned Butter

    Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter is an easy weeknight dinner recipe, inspired by The Spaghetti Factory.
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Italian
    Keyword browned butter, easy dinner, easy recipe, fall, mothers day, pasta, winter
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 4
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

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

    Instructions

    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.

    Recipe Notes

     

    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.

    You can learn more about brown butter here. 

    Make it gluten free by using gluten-free noodles!

    Originally published May 2014, updated September 2018

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