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Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti

This Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti is a copycat recipe of the Old Spaghetti Factory. If you love Mizithra Cheese, you will love this recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sides
Servings: 4
Author: Kristi


  • 1 pound 16-ounces spaghetti pasta
  • 1 cup butter (2 1/2 cup sticks)
  • 1 cup Mizithra cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • parsley optional - for color!


  • Melt butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. Allow butter to foam and bubble, whisking occasionally to cut the foam. As the butter starts to turn golden, continuously stir the butter until it turns a rich dark brown (similar to a dark lager beer).
  • Remove skillet from heat and filter through cheese cloth to remove any burnt solids. Discard cheese cloth and set filtered browned butter aside.
  • Cook spaghetti per package instructions until al dente. Drain. Transfer spaghetti to skillet with browned butter (heat if necessary) until spaghetti is coated with melted butter evenly. Plate spaghetti and top with Mizithra cheese, Parmesan and a bit of parsley for color.


Add salt to the pasta water while pasta is cooking, but do not add salt to the recipe. The Mizithra Cheese and Parmesan have plenty of salt for the dish!