Louisville Pasta Recipe List

The Old Spaghetti Factory

235 West Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Spaghetti with Browned Butter and Mizithra Cheese

Yields: 4 Servings


1 C butter (2 sticks)
12 oz Uncooked spaghetti or other pasta
1 C shredded Mizithra cheese, divided (see note)


  • Cut butter in pieces; place in a 2-quart saucepan with a light-colored interior (to make it easier to gauge the color of the butter as it browns).
  • Cook over medium heat until butter comes to a low boil, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent residue from sticking and to prevent foaming butter from overflowing the pan, about 4 minutes or until foam subsides.
  • Continue to cook until the liquid develops an amber color, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Butter should have a pleasant caramel aroma. Remove pan from heat.
  • Set aside for 3 to 5 minutes to let the sediment settle to the bottom of the pan. Pour the brown butter through a strainer into a small bowl; discard sediment. (The brown butter can be refrigerated and reheated as needed.)
  • Cook pasta until al dente; drain and divide into 4 servings.
  • Sprinkle Mizithra cheese over each serving; top with the hot brown butter.

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