Cacio e Pepe


I love how sometimes the simplest meals with the fewest ingredients are the most satisfying. Cacio e Pepe is creamy and delicious, and this dish is my go-to pasta when time is short, and I am looking for pure deliciousness.


Ingredients for Cacio e Pepe:


1 pound spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions

1/2 cup reserved pasta water

1 1/4 cups grated pecorino romano

1/2 cup grated parmesan

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon freshly or coarsely ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

kosher salt

black pepper

grated Parmesan for serving


Time-Saving Tip: Have all of the ingredients ready before preparing the dish.


Let's see what we need.

We're ready to cook.


Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions; drain and return to the pot. Toss with the oil and water. Sprinkle with the cheeses and black pepper; toss.


It's ready! Cacio e Pepe is more than the sum of its parts. It comes together in minutes and is great with a salad on the side.


Enjoy!


Cacio e Pepe:


  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions

  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water

  • 1 1/4 cups grated pecorino romano

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon freshly or coarsely ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • kosher salt

  • black pepper

  • grated Parmesan for serving

  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions; drain and return to the pot. Toss with the oil and water. Sprinkle with the cheeses and black pepper; toss.

  • Time-Saving Tip: Have all of the ingredients ready before preparing the dish.