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

Donna
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in large pot of salted, boiling water until al dente. Drain.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

593.8 calories; protein 15.1g 30% DV; carbohydrates 103.8g 34% DV; fat 32.9g 51% DV; cholesterol 98.5mg 33% DV; sodium 1425.7mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
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 Read More
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170 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 132
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2006
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. Read More
(153)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2004
Incredible!!! The SPAGHETTI FACTORY sells the Mizthra cheese in 8 oz. bags for about 4 and it is wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2008
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2008
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
This is one of those dishes my kids ask for every holiday. And weekday and weekend:-) The way my Greek mother taught me- sprinkle the serving dish with grated cheese layer on a third of the pasta sprinkle with cheese layer 1/3 pasta sprinkle more cheese layer rest of pasta sprinkle with cheese. In a fry pan heat butter until slightly browned Pour over the very hot browned butter over the pasta and cheese Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This dish is served a t the famous spaghetti factory in San Diego. My husband loved it so much I had to figure out how to make it at home. Your recipe is the same as mine. What is nice about this recipe is exact measurements are not important. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
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 Read More
(26)