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Bowls of spaghetti and grated cheese on a tabletop.

Spaghetti with Browned Butter and Mizithra Cheese

Course Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Marissa


  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 loose cup freshly and finely grated mizithra cheese*
  • salt optional*


  • Cook spaghetti to package directions and drain. (Time-saver tip: grate the mizithra while waiting on the pasta to cook).
  • Leave the pasta in the colander and return the pot to the stove.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat, shaking the pan every so often as the butter continues to cook.
  • Once the butter reaches a golden/medium-brown color, remove from heat.
  • Add the pasta to the pot and toss to coat with the butter. Alternately, you can add the pasta to a serving dish and add the butter to it there. Just be sure to grab a rubber spatula to get all that butter!
  • Add most of the cheese and toss to coat, reserving a small amount to top each plate with.
  • Enjoy!


Note 1: By "loose cup", I mean to grate the cheese over the measuring cup until you reach the 1 cup mark. Taste and add more if necessary.
Note 2: I recommend tasting the pasta before adding salt. Depending on the butter and mizithra, it might be salty enough on its own.