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There is a terrific dish served by The Old Spaghetti Factory.  It is easy, inexpensive, simple and everyone loves it.  Careful because can be addictive.

It is served topped with a mixture of shredded Parmesan and Mizithra cheese.  Mizithra is a Greek hard cheese. If Mizithra is not available, a blend of Ricotta Salata and Romano is suggested.

We suggest you make the browned butter ahead of time and keep it on hand. That makes this recipe super easy to put together. Plus the browned butter works great in other recipes too.

Old Spaghetti Factory Spaghetti with Burnt Butter Recipe


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mizithra Cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Spaghetti  or other Pasta of choice


Browned Butter

  1. Cut butter into tablespoon-sized pieces and place in a 2-quart sauce pan. Place the pan of butter on a burner on medium heat. Bring butter to a slow boil (about 5 minutes).
  2. Once the butter begins to boil, stir constantly to prevent residue from sticking to the bottom of the pan. As the butter cooks, it will start to foam and rise. Continue stirring, otherwise the butter foam could overflow (about 5 minutes) and catch fire.
  3. Once the butter stops foaming and rising, cook until amber in color (about 1 to 2 minutes). It will have a pleasant caramel aroma.
  4. Turn off the heat and remove pan from burner. Let the sediment settle to the bottom of the pan for a few minutes.
  5. Pour the brown butter through a strainer into a small bowl. Do not disturb the residue at the bottom of the pan.
  6. The brown butter can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in a microwave as needed.


Boil the pasta of choice until Al Dente. Drain pasta and divide into four servings. Spread 1/4 cup of cheese over each pasta serving. Top with 1/4 cup of hot brown butter.

Optional, but delicious – Toss with fresh bacon bits, toasted sunflower seeds or sauteed mushrooms. Top with fresh chopped fresh parsley.

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