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cacio e pepe

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

Cacio e Pepe is literally cheese and pepper, a simple Roman classic that is quicker to make than to eat.

 500 g spaghetti
 250 g pecorino cheese, grated
 12 cups pasta water
 2 tbsp cracked fresh pepper

Put a large pot of water on to boil and add 2 tsp salt.
Place the grated cheese and pepper in a bowl and mix together.


Cook the pasta al dente and drain well reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.


Add the pasta water to the sauté pan on a medium heat then add the cheese and pepper and mix together. Add the pasta and mix through.


You want the starchy water and the cheese to make a sauce, keep a little extra pasta water incase you need to loosen the sauce as you want a nice loose cheesy consistency.
Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4-6