With all the hustle and bustle going on during the holiday season, it is pretty hard for most to plan a full on meal.  Here is a super SUPER simple, quick, light and VERY delicious pasta dish that only requires three ingredients- Myzithra cheese (also spelled Mizithra), butter and spaghetti noodles.

Holiday Myzithra Pasta! Simple, quick, light and very delicious! Perfect for the holidays....Mark decorating his side of the gingerbread house in the background :0)

Holiday Myzithra Pasta! Simple, quick, light and very delicious! Perfect for the holidays….Mark decorating his side of the gingerbread house in the background :0)

For those of you who don’t know what Myzithra is, it is a hard goat cheese that has a very subtle yet naturally salty taste.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizithra  For those of you who are familiar with it…you have probably seen it on the menu at the Old Spaghetti Factory :0)

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup butter, browned
  • 1/2lb Myzithra cheese, fresh and finely grated
  • 1 pack of spaghetti noodles

First prepare your noodles.

While they are cooking, start browning your butter on medium heat in a small saucepan.  Stir occasionally and as the butter starts getting hot, it will foam.  Keep stirring and pretty soon you will notice the foam disappearing while a brown grainy color appears.  I personally like my butter a bit more on the burnt side so I wait until it is darker brown…will smell sweet and nutty!

Drain your noodles and in a large bowl, coat the boodles with the butter and toss with the cheese!

Start to finish…about 12-15 minutes.

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