Spaghetti Cacio & Pepe
Easy, quick, and delicious! Spaghetti Cacio & Pepe is a classic Italian dish that can be served anytime, from a quick meal to a special occasion.
This is an extremely versatile pasta that can not only be eaten as it is, but also be paired with grilled meats, roasted vegetables and various salads.
Fill a large saucepan with water and add salt to taste. Bring it to a boil over high heat
Add 200 g of spaghetti to the boiling water. Cook for 2m until less than al dente, following the manufacturer’s instructions
Finely grate or blend ½ cup of pecorino cheese
Strain the spaghetti and reserve the cooking liquid
Add ¼ cup of the cooking liquid and 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to a saucepan over medium heat
Add salt to taste and ½ tbsp of ground black pepper
Add the cooked spaghetti and mix it
Add ½ tbsp of butter. Mix it and let it melt
Add about ⅓ cup of the grated pecorino cheese in small batches, while constantly stirring, until it melts
Add extra virgin oil to taste, and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Turn off the heat and toss the pasta until emulsified and creamy
Plate the pasta on a serving dish
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and grate pecorino cheese to taste
Finish with ground black pepper to taste
The spaghetti cacio & pepe is ready! Enjoy!
Yield 1 person
Pecorino Cheese½ cup
Pecorino Cheeseto taste
Ground Black Pepper½ tbsp
Black Pepperto taste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oilto taste