mizithra brown butter and parsley pasta

August 9th, 2011 | Posted by

Mizithra cheese is a semi-hard Greek cheese made from goat or sheep’s milk. It has a wonderful nutty flavor. You can find it whole or grated in your specialty cheese section at the market.

This flavorsome recipe has only four ingredients and can be made in an instant!


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 pound Mizithra cheese
  • 1 cup of fresh Italian parsley


  1. Cook pasta in large pot of salted, boiling water until al dente. Drain.
  2. When pasta is almost done, start slowly melting butter over medium heat until golden. Skim butter solids off top.
  3. Toss pasta with butter and chopped fresh parsley. Sprinkle with cheese to taste.


  1. Jeanine says:

    Looks so good !! Making it this week ! Thanks Lisa :)

  2. Justine says:

    Stop talking about it, your making me hungry! Seriously I have tried this brown butter and mizithra concoction and it is probably one of the best things to eat ever on pasta! Parsley is a good addition!

  3. Lori says:

    Made this tonight…….so delish!

  4. Sue says:

    This dish looks amazing! Can you please tell me where you can buy Mizithra cheese? I can’t seem to find it anywhere!!!! Thanks so much!

  5. Lisa s says:

    Hi Sue, you can find Mizithra at any Greek deli, or in the deli at Ralph’s. I found in block form in the deli at Winco foods and at Sprouts, and by far that has the best flavor.

  6. Stacey says:

    Mmmm, It looks so delicious! I will cooking this for dinner one day… I am looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing about this recipe, Lisa!

  7. Maria says:

    OM Goodness this is so good. It tastes just as good as the one sold at The Old Spaghetti Factory. Trying to be healthy so I changed it out to wheat angel hair pasta. Still amazing.

    @Sue I found it at Whole Foods.

  8. Sue says:

    Oh my Lisa, a friend introduced me to Mizihtra at Spaghetti Factory a few years ago, it is the only thing I eat there, now I will try it at home, thank you!

  9. Laura says:

    Seems absolutely delectable, yum God bless you!

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