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85% would make again

Cacio E Pepe

Some call this pasta dish grown up mac ‘n’ cheese; we just call it delicious. Tender spaghetti is tossed in a luscious sauce that comes together with just 3 ingredients; butter, pepper, and grated Parmesan.

Total Time

10 minutes

10 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

5 minutes

5 min

Total Time

10 minutes

10 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

5 minutes

5 min

Ingredients

for 1 serving

  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 8 oz dried spathetti (225 g)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (120 g)
  • flaky sea salt, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1512
  • Fat 62g
  • Carbs 171g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Protein 63g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Once the water starts to boil, add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water, then drain the spaghetti through a colander.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the pepper and cook, stirring constantly, until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the spaghetti to the butter and use tongs to toss to coat. Add the Parmesan and 1 tablespoon of reserved pasta water and quickly toss to combine, adding more pasta water until the sauce becomes just creamy and clings to the noodles, about 1 minute.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat. Serve topped with more freshly ground black pepper and flaky sea salt.
  5. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 1 serving

  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 8 oz dried spathetti (225 g)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (120 g)
  • flaky sea salt, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1512
  • Fat 62g
  • Carbs 171g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Protein 63g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Once the water starts to boil, add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water, then drain the spaghetti through a colander.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the pepper and cook, stirring constantly, until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the spaghetti to the butter and use tongs to toss to coat. Add the Parmesan and 1 tablespoon of reserved pasta water and quickly toss to combine, adding more pasta water until the sauce becomes just creamy and clings to the noodles, about 1 minute.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat. Serve topped with more freshly ground black pepper and flaky sea salt.
  5. Enjoy!

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