Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (2024)

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Zoodles, aka zucchini noodles, are one of my absolute favorite low carb noodle substitutes. If you are on the fence about trying them, hop off and join me on the veggie noodle fanatic side. They are packed with flavor and nutrition, a breeze to prepare and can be used to create a low carb version of virtually any noodle dish you can imagine. I used them here to recreate my favorite pasta dish from The Old Spaghetti Factory: Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter Spaghetti. We are going to have zoodles with browned butter and mizithra instead!

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Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (2)I’ve had my fair share of dinners from The Old Spaghetti Factory. "The Spag" just so happened to be a favorite after-work hangout back in the day; two of my close friends were servers there in my early 20’s, and I’m sure you can piece together the rest. Hint: it involved cheap drinks and unlimited spaghetti.

Without question, the Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter dish is by far the best thing on the menu. Sometimes, it’s the least fussy dishes that make the most significant impact.

Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (3)My low carb version with zoodles has only four ingredients! Zucchini, salt, butter, and mizithra cheese. The first three components are pretty commonplace, but you may have to venture to the fancy cheese section of your grocery store for the Mizithra. Think Gouda and Brie instead of pre-shredded cheddar when you hunt it down.

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Low Carb Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) with Browned Butter & Mizithra Recipe

For best results, use a spiralizer to get the perfect spaghetti noodle out of your zucchini. I currently have the VeggettiZoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (5) and think it’s pretty rad, but I’ve cut my finger on it once or twice more than I’d like to admit, so I’m looking into other options. I’ve had my eye on The InspiralizerZoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (6) after learning about the extra safety features. Let me know if you’ve tried it! You could also use a julienne peeler if you have that on hand instead. (Update: I got The Inspiralizer for my 30th birthday and I looooooove it!)

Before cooking the zucchini noodles, spread them out on a paper towel and sprinkle a little salt on them. This will help to draw out a little moisture and prevent them from getting soggy. Nobody likes a soggy zoodle… nobody! When wet, most sauces will slick right off the zucchini leaving a watered down, soupy dish. A dryer zucchini noodle is key to getting a thick coating of sauce to stick to your zoodles, and it only takes about 10 minutes or so to do the trick.

Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (7)While your noodles are drying, brown your butter. Browned butter is ah-mazing. Simply take butter and gently cook the water out while stirring until it turns a beautiful golden brown. It gives the already delicious butter a complex, nutty flavor that makes whatever you use it with taste that much better. Read this excellent tutorial if you’ve never browned butter, it will tell you everything you need to know.

Go ahead and sauté your zucchini noodles in a small amount of the browned butter. Just a few minutes should do it, about 3-5 minutestops.

Drizzle the remaining browned butter over the zucchini noodles and sprinkle your Mizithra cheese ontop. Toss the zoodles to ensure they are evenly coated and the cheese is well distributed. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe]

Turn your favorite Spaghetti Factory dish into a healthy, keto friendly dinner with zucchini noodles!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes minutes

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Servings: 4 Servings

Serving Size:

Net Carbs: 2g

Author: Tasha

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spiralize or shred zucchini into noodle-like strands.

  • Spread zucchini over paper towels, lightly salt and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

  • Melt butter over medium heat, stirring frequently while swirling pan. Once it begins to bubble, watch for color changes: yellow to tan, and finally a golden brown. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl once the golden brown color is reached.

  • Blot excess moisture out of zucchini noodles.

  • Coat a saute pan with a tablespoon of the browned butter. Saute the zucchini noodles over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

  • Drizzle remaining browned butter over zucchini noodles and sprinkle Mizithra cheese on top. Toss to evenly coat and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe]

Amount per Serving

Calories

252

% Daily Value*

Fat

25

g

38

%

Sodium

502

mg

22

%

Potassium

295

mg

8

%

Carbohydrates

3

g

1

%

Sugar

2

g

2

%

Protein

3

g

6

%

Net Carbs

2

g

4

%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tasha

Hi, I'm Tasha–nutritionist, recipe developer, and multi-published cookbook author.

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  1. Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (11)Ray says

    OMG.....Just made this recipe for my fiance and I and it was amazing. Satisfying and delicious!
    The second recipe I've made from this site. I'll be making more. Thank you.

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    • Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (12)Tasha Metcalf says

      HECK YES! It's damn good, you can't go wrong with browned butter IMO. ?

      Reply

  2. Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (13)Em says

    THIS IS SO GOOD. Made it according to the directions and wouldn't change a thing. A new staple for sure!

    Reply

    • Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (14)Tasha Metcalf says

      YAS! So glad you loved it, Em! ?

      Reply

  3. Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (15)Angela says

    Where can I find Mizithra cheese? And can I use other types of cheese instead? Thank you..

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    • Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (16)Tasha Metcalf says

      Mizithra cheese was in the "fancy" cheese section of my local store.? They had it at Safeway in my area.

      In most grocery stores, there's usually a couple different cheese sections: the cheddar blocks and string cheese are usually located in a section near the dairy, the fancier stuff usually has it's own little section.

      You'll find Mizithra where you'll likely find the Gruyère, Brie, or hard Parmesan (among a variety of other cheeses). But you can absolutely use a different type of cheese! I think Parmesan would be to die for with these recipe in particular. One of my faves!

      Hope that helps! <3

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  4. Zoodles with Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese [Recipe] (17)Debby says

    I made this last night only with Parmesan - SO GOOD! I had some aged gouda in mind until I get the mizithra cheese but I don't think it could have been better!!! And I have extra browned butter for next time.

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