Makaronia (Browned Buttered Macaroni)

Makaronia (Browned Buttered Macaroni) by Nostimo Kitchen

Makaronia is a wonderful side dish for any meal.  The one thing that I have learned about this recipe is that it is very important to burn the butter to add to the flavor of the dish. It brings out a nutty richness, not to mention it enhances the flavor of the goats and/or sheep cheese.  Also, do not forget to add fresh ground pepper to the pasta!

Makaronia or Browned buttered noodles

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 15 mins


  • 1 pound of large uncut macaroni (see link at the bottom)
  • 1/4 pound of salted butter
  • 1/2 cup or more if needed of Kefalotiri or Mezithra Greek cheese (see link at the bottom or visit your local International Food Market)
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Boil the noodles, add a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil


Melt butter in a saucepan and allow it to brown (almost burn)


Drain the noodles and toss the butter and sprinkle generously with cheese


Add salt and pepper to taste


*Tip: add olive to boiling water to keep the noodles from sticking and a pinch of salt to instigate the boil!

Makaronia (Browned Buttered Macaroni) by Nostimo Kitchen


To purchase the Greek Noodles: Misko Greek Pasta

To purchase the Mezithra: Mezithra

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