Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

112 Reviews 9 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Recipe by  Donna

“The mizithra cheese adds a unique taste to this yummy dish!”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Cook pasta in large pot of salted, boiling water until al dente. Drain.
  2. When pasta is almost done, start slowly melting butter over medium heat until golden. Skim butter solids off top. Toss pasta with butter. Sprinkle with cheese to taste.

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Excellent! The only change I would suggest is to cook the butter until a caramel brown, let sit up to 4 mins to let separation occur, and strain the butter through a strainer lined with a paper towel for perfect browned butter.



I'm going to make this tonight for Valentine's Day. Trader Joes sells the Mizthra cheese in plastic tubs and it's pretty inexpensive.



This is the famous dish which legend tells us was eaten by Homer while writing his epics. Mizithra cheese is a Greek cheese made from goats milk and is semi-hard. It can be difficult to find and many cheese purveyors will not be familiar with it. Find a local Greek store and they can get it, normally at a very affordable price. Note the recipe says to add the cheese to taste. The recipe is very versatile, add saute'd mushrooms or substitute olive oil for very simple changes. Excellent as a side dish or light meal. Much better than those noodle dishes in a bag available at the supermarket.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 594 cal
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 32.9 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs
  • 103.8 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 15.1 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1426 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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