I am a mom of 4. I love to cook and try new recipes.
Every once in awhile a new recipe is tried and the family often responds with "mom..it's a keeper" meaning add this one to the family recipe book. So here I've compiled them all in one spot so they're easy to get to and add to. Hope you enjoy them as much as we have, and maybe they'll be keepers for you as well.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mizithra Lemon baked pasta-- SOOOO yummy.

Our new family favorite!  Dad could not get a enough of it and it is on his top 5 list now! 

Mizithra is a hard greek cheese that can be found at your local grocery store (usually in the deli department).  You could also use parmesan or pecorino romano.


1 pound linguine

6 Tablespoons Olive oil

2 Tablespoons Garlic, Minced

1 whole Lemon, Juiced And Zested

2 cups Sour Cream

½ teaspoons Kosher Salt, Or More To Taste

Plenty Of Grated Mizithra Cheese

Flat-leaf Parsley, Chopped

Extra Lemon Juice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta until al dente.

In a skillet, heat olive oil over LOW HEAT. Add minced garlic. Squeeze lemon juice into the pan. Turn off heat.

Add sour cream and stir mixture together. Add lemon zest and salt. Taste, then add more salt if necessary. Pour mixture over drained pasta and stir together, then pour pasta into an oven safe dish.

Bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes. (Don’t bake too long or the pasta will dry out.)

When you remove it from the oven, squeeze a little more lemon juice over the top. Top generously with mizithra cheese, then chopped parsley. Give it a final squeeze of lemon juice at the end.

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