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Cacio E Pepe Pasta - Only 5 ingredients needed to make this delicious pasta tossed with fresh pepper and pecorino and parmigiano cheeses. Have dinner on the table in 15 minutes or less.

Cacio E Pepe Pasta

Cacio E Pepe Pasta - Only 5 ingredients needed to make this delicious pasta tossed with fresh pepper and pecorino and parmigiano cheeses. Have dinner on the table in 15 minutes or less.
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 592 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Spaghetti
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons Fresh Cracked Black Pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter cubed
  • 1 Cup Pecorino Romano grated
  • 1 Cup Parmigiano Reggiano grated
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Add salt and throw in the pasta
  2. Cook spaghetti for 8 minutes (or 1-2 minutes before it becomes al dente)
  3. When the pasta finishes cooking. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water and drain the rest
  4. Meanwhile in another big pot, place 1 Tablespoon of butter and toss in 1 teaspoon of freshly cracked pepper
  5. Let the pepper cook in the butter for 1 minute
  6. Add the cheeses and about 1/2 cup of the pasta  (save the rest in case it needs it). Mix with a wooden spoon
  7. Toss in the pasta and let it get coated with the sauce. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and let it melt with the pasta
  8. If sauce seems to dry, add more pasta water
  9. Check for seasoning and make the necessary adjustments
  10. Serve the pasta immediately
  11. Garnish with more pepper and cheese on top
  12. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cacio E Pepe Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 592 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Calcium 292mg29%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.