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Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

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

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2007

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 08, 2003

O.K Great recipe, but who in this world knows what MYZITHRA CHEESE IS? Nothing against you but i know my cheese, please elaberate a-little more if you are going to subside a descent recipe. Thank you CINDY LU26

Feb 14, 2006

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.

Jan 13, 2004

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.

Sep 12, 2004

Incredible !!! The SPAGHETTI FACTORY sells the Mizthra cheese in 8 oz. bags for about $4 and it is wonderful.

Mar 11, 2008

I make this with pine nuts and green peas, I also brown garlic in the butter before adding the other ingredients. Then add some oregano and black pepper. YUM!!!

Feb 28, 2008

OMG! This dish is so good! I am Greek and grew up eatting my pasta with grated myzithra. I food shop at a huge Greek supermarket in NY so finding it was no problem at all, You have to make sure the butter is a rich caramel color before you add it to the pasta. It makes a difference. Myzithra is very salty but it balances out very well with the sweetness of the butter. I would give it 10 stars if I could! Great recipe!!!

Mar 04, 2009

So simple and delicious! But do be sure the brown the butter (to a nut brown color). I do this at a low boil - it's worth the time! It completely changes the taste of the butter which is what makes this recipe AMAZING. Watch the butter closely though so it doesn't burn.


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  • Calories
  • 594 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 103.8 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 32.9 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 15.1 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 1426 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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