Cacio e Pepe {Cheese & Pepper Pasta}

Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Recipe – literally cheese and pepper. It only has 4 simple ingredients. I would bet that most of you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now! This only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. It is a great side dish for a weeknight meal. It is so good that I could make a meal out of it!
Cacio e Pepe Recipe - literally cheese and pepper. It only has 4 simple ingredients. I would bet that most of you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now! This only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. It is a great side dish for a weeknight meal. It is so good that I could make a meal out of it!
New favorite alert! We absolutely LOVE this simple pasta side dish. I could have actually eaten this as my meal. It was SO good! Cacio e Pepe is literally cheese and pepper. It only has 4 simple ingredients. I would bet that most of you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now! 
This only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. It is a great side dish for a weeknight meal. We love to eat it with grilled chicken, steak or pork. We’ve made this several times and it is always delicious!
Cacio e Pepe Recipe - literally cheese and pepper. It only has 4 simple ingredients. I would bet that most of you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now! This only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. It is a great side dish for a weeknight meal. It is so good that I could make a meal out of it!

Yield: serves 2

Cacio e Pepe {Cheese & Pepper Pasta}

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 15 mins
Cacio e Pepe Recipe – literally cheese and pepper. It only has 4 simple ingredients. I would bet that most of you have all the ingredients in your pantry right now! This only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. It is a great side dish for a weeknight meal. It is so good that I could make a meal out of it!

ingredients:

  • 6-oz thin spaghetti pasta 
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed, divided
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided

instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup pasta cooking water.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter. Add pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup reserved pasta water to skillet and bring to a simmer. Add pasta and remaining butter.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add 3/4 cup Parmesan, tossing with tongs until melted.
  4. Remove pan from heat; add remaining Parmesan and toss.  (Add more pasta water if sauce seems dry.) Transfer pasta to bowls and serve.

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  1. Hi Steph,
    Sounds good but recipe doesn't indicate how much of the butter to melt before adding pepper. Please clarify. Thanks!

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