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Browned Butter Broccoli with Mizithra Cheese


Browned Butter Broccoli with Mizithra

My sister has made browned butter broccoli with mizithra cheese for years and I am just now finally giving it a go. I’m kicking myself for waiting so long! What could be better than nutty brown butter sauteed with broccoli which is topped with a salty and creamy mizithra cheese? It’s a wonderful side dish, although if I’m being honest, I could eat just a bowl of this broccoli for dinner and be perfectly happy. I will be serving this recipe a lot in the future–it’s a good thing my entire family loved it too.

Browned Butter Broccoli with Mizithra

How to Make Browned Butter Broccoli with Mizithra Cheese

Make the brown butter by heating the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until melted. It will start to bubble, foam, and separate then will turn golden brown with a nutty aroma.  Side Note: Watch the butter carefully while cooking because it can burn quickly & easily. 

Add the broccoli and a dash of crushed red pepper flakes then toss to coat evenly in the brown butter. Cover with a lid and cook for 2 minutes; remove lid & stir then cover and steam for another 1-2 minutes, or until the broccoli is crisp-tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Pour the broccoli into a serving dish then sprinkle with mizithra cheese and serve additional cheese on the side. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Browned Butter Broccoli with Mizithra

Browned Butter Broccoli with Mizithra

Browned Butter Broccoli with Mizithra Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek, Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Pam

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp mizithra cheese, grated + more at serving

Instructions

  • Make the brown butter by heating the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until melted. It will start to bubble, foam, and separate then will turn golden brown with a nutty aroma.
    Side Note: Watch the butter carefully while cooking because it can burn quickly & easily. 
  • Add the broccoli and a dash of crushed red pepper flakes then toss to coat evenly in the brown butter.
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 2 minutes; remove lid & stir then cover and steam for another 1-2 minutes, or until the broccoli is crisp-tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. 
  • Pour the broccoli into a serving dish then sprinkle with mizithra cheese and serve additional cheese on the side. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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5 Comments

  1. I am always looking for new recipes to give broccoli some interest. This looks like a good one.

  2. That looks fabulous but I would be a bit scared of burning the broccoli. Take care Diane

  3. I love how clean and fresh this looks. And broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. Thank you for the recipe.