Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat

 

The name might be long and boring but the recipe isn’t! It’s a quick and easy Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat!

 

The name might be long and boring but the recipe isn't! It's a quick and easy Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Years and years ago, when our first daughter was only a baby we went out to dinner with a family member who told us that we just had to try the Old Spaghetti Factory specifically for their mizithra cheese and browned butter spaghetti. I read the menu and saw that there was literally no other ingredients and it was whole wheat pasta which can sometimes be bland, so I was not feeling excited at all.

 

The name might be long and boring but the recipe isn't! It's a quick and easy Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Let’s remember, I was a picky child and only just starting to try things as an adult so butter and some weird cheese on a hearty pasta didn’t sound good to me.

 

The name might be long and boring but the recipe isn't! It's a quick and easy Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Like always when Cade and I are hesitant about things, except sushi which is another story for another day (Cade loves, I detest it) we were proved wrong. That browned butter is so flavorful and the whole wheat pasta actually added more flavor, but the real winner was the dry, crumbly Mizithra cheese. It’s a very, very mild flavor so even your pickiest of eaters will try it.

 

Our kids love it and best of all, it’s done in 15 minutes, so it’s a quick and easy dinner idea!

 

The name might be long and boring but the recipe isn't! It's a quick and easy Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat!

 

Browning butter is really easy, just make sure you use a skillet over medium heat, cook until foaming and golden in color and then quickly pour the butter into a bowl so it doesn’t continue to cook and burn. Trust me, it only takes a minute to burn.

 

The name might be long and boring but the recipe isn't! It's a quick and easy Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat! ohsweetbasil.com

 

That’s it. We cook our pasta at the same time as the butter because even if the butter finishes before the pasta it will get reheated in the skillet so it wont matter. Toss the pasta, butter and crumbled cheese in the hot skillet and serve immediately with a pinch of parsley on top for color. Or skip it because the kids will probably pick it off anyway. 😉

Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat

Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat

The name might be long and boring but the recipe isn’t! It’s a quick and easy Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat!

Ingredients:

  • 8 Ounces Whole Wheat Thin Spaghetti
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Crumbled Mizithra Cheese *see note
  • Parsley for Garnish
  • Salt for water

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of water with a few pinches of salt (the water should taste like salt water) to a boil over medium high heat.
  2. Add the pasta and cook until al dente.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, add the butter and cook until golden and foamy, about 10 minutes.
  4. Immediately pour it into a clean bowl.
  5. Once the pasta is done, drain and place in the hot skillet along with the butter and cheese, tossing to coat.
  6. Serve immediately with parsley for garnish.

Parmesan can be used if you cannot find mizithra

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 452 Calories
  • Total Fat: 27.1g
  • Cholesterol: 70.6mg
  • Carbohydrates: 42.5g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sugar: 1.6g
  • Protein: 9.9g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

The name might be long and boring but the recipe isn't! It's a quick and easy Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti Copycat! ohsweetbasil.com

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.