4 servings
15 min

Mizithra Cheese Browned Butter Pasta is the world’s easiest pasta recipe. This pasta dish is the ultimate comfort food. Mizithra Cheese Pasta originated at the Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant and it’s one of their most popular dishes. All you’ll need for this delicious pasta recipe is linguini pasta, Mizithra cheese, black pepper, Himalayan sea salt, and butter. That’s it!

Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

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Mizithra Cheese Browned Butter Pasta is lovely any time of the year. It makes a delicious treat for Valentine's Day!

This easy Greek pasta dish pairs well with my Valentine's Day Hot Chocolate Bombs for an easy Valentine's dessert. You will of course need a cocktail for your romantic dinner, so why not try making my Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine recipe. Want more pasta recipes? Check out my Taco Pasta Casserole or my Creamy Lemon Pasta With Chicken both are fan favorites around here! Pan Fried Ravioli is also super popular and so fun to make!

Ingredients For Mizithra Cheese Browned Butter Pasta
  • Mizithra Cheese (You can purchase this at your local grocery stores)
  • Linguini or Angel Hair Pasta
  • Grassfed Butter
  • Black Pepper
  • Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Fresh Parsley or Thyme (Optional)
  • Cheese Grater (I love this one here)

See recipe card below for quantities.

Mizithra Cheese Browned Butter Pasta Is A Classic For Good Reason
Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

Mizithra Cheese Browned Butter Pasta is one of my favorite pasta dishes.

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Every time I go to the Old Spaghetti Factory, I get this dish. Mizithra cheese and browned butter old spaghetti factory is a classic dish and one of their most popular recipes.

A Classic Old Spaghetti Factory Recipe

This copycat recipe is identical to the Old Spaghetti Factory version that you make at home.

Mizithra cheese is often overlooked at the grocery store. Next time you go shopping, make sure to pick up this affordable cheese option. Mizithra cheese and browned butter is the ultimate comfort food.

Old Spaghetti Factory recipes are some of my favorite classic Italian meals.

You can take this recipe up a notch by adding homemade Marinara sauce.

This light, nutty, buttery pasta is one you will make again and again!

Where Does Mizithra Cheese Originiate From?

Mizithra Cheese originates from the Greek Island of Crete.

Mizithra (Mi-zee-thra) is a traditional Greek whey cheese that has been enjoyed in Greece for thousands of years.

Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

Mizithra Cheese is a comb of milk and whey derived from sheep's milk.

The mixtures of milk hail from the regions of Macedonia, Thrace, Thessalia, Sterea Hellas, Peloponissos, Ionian islands, Aegean island, and Crete island.

This light and airy Greek cheese is easy to cook with and makes delicious, buttery pasta.

How To Make This Easy Greek Italian Recipe
Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

All you need for this easy pasta recipe is linguini or spaghetti, a ¾-pound of Mizithra cheese, and 1-cup of melted browned butter.

Cook the pasta according to package directions.

Brown the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Browned butter is simply melting the butter at a higher temperature.

Toss pasta with the shredded Mizithra Cheese and browned butter and combine.

Mizithra Cheese Spaghetti tastes wonderful for leftovers. Store leftover Mizithra Cheese pasta in a glass, airtight container for up to two days.

Note: This pasta dish does not freeze well.

Simply reheat and enjoy!

Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta

This is a lovely meal to make for your honey pie on Valentine’s Day.

Pair Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta with a glass of red wine and some steamed veggies for a delicious meal and enjoy my Easy Chocolate Ganache Tart for dessert.

After all, this is a recipe made for love!

Old Spaghetti Factory Pasta Dish

Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta will be added to your weekly dinner rotation.

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  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1 lb linguini
  • 1 c melted butter
  • 3/4 lbs Mizithra Cheese

Cook the linguine according to package directions until Al Dente
Melt the butter until it is slightly browned
Pour the melted butter over the cooked pasta
Pour the shredded Mizithra Cheese over the pasta
Toss everything until the cheese and butter is combined into the pasta.
Genevieve Jerome
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