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Greek Pasta hilopites

Hilopites: Greek Pasta with Mizithra Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

My lighter version of my Greek grandmother's pasta dish. Greek egg pasta with aged mizithra and cherry tomatoes.
Course Entree
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword hilopites with mitzithra
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2
Author OliveTomato.com


  • Hilopites Pasta, egg noodles or squares-about 8 ounces (240 grams)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated aged mizithra or other dry cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Pepper


  • Boil the pasta. Hilopites boil much quicker then other types of pasta. Also Greeks tend not to eat pasta al dente. Typically they will be ready in a bout 8 minutes, the square hilopites take even less time (about 4-5 minutes)
  • Once boiled, strain and put pasta back in the pot. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or a little bit more) and mix well.
  • Add about 3-4 tablespoons of grated cheese and mix well.
  • Serve in shallow bowl, add some freshly ground pepper and some halved cherry tomatoes.