There’s one item on the Old Spaghetti Factory menu that draws me in…every.single.time.
It’s their Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter Pasta.
I simply can’t resist the draw of the alluring, pungent and satisfying first taste. And…as much as I enjoy visiting and sitting in one of their old-time, antique-looking chairs in the rich, luxurious colors of deep royal purple and sexy sultry reds…please – let me tell you – just don’t get me started on their dark, warm, inviting, magnificent hardwood floors. I truly love me some wood floors. Like crazy love, LOVE. Not that fakey kinda, I-might-think-I-kinda-like-you, kind of love. I’m talkin’ real L.O.V.E.
Seriously. I love wood floors more than I can tell you. I sometimes think if I could lay down and do fake snow angels on hardwood floors, I would. Oh wait – I’ve already done that. Right after we remodeled – I laid down on the floor and faked a snow angel – right there in the living room. And, it was glorious. Trust me on that one.
Anyway, I’d also be aging myself if I told you how long the Old Spaghetti Factory has been satisfying my senses with their old world, welcoming style and my palette. But, I digress.
If you aren’t lucky enough to have an Old Spaghetti Factory near you, then I’ll just say “I’m truly sorry”. For this dish, you are totally missing out.
But, the good news is…it can’t possibly be any easier to make at home. The most time consuming thing about this whole recipe is, the amount of time it will take you to get the pasta al dente. Everything else is a gimme – and who doesn’t love a gimme?
- 1 pound (lb.) spaghetti pasta
- ½ cup butter
- Mizithra cheese, grated, to taste
- Cook spaghetti per package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat until golden brown.
- Add spaghetti to butter, and let cook 1-2 minutes stirring constantly until pasta is coated with browned butter.
- Serve pasta on plate, and sprinkle Mizithra cheese on top (to taste). We love Mizithra – so we add lots! – but it will get quite salty, so please add according to your personal taste.
Recipe adapted from Old Spaghetti Factory.