Cacio e Pepe Pasta Pie

F&W's Justin Chapple uses three types of cheese in this indulgent and delicious baked spaghetti pie.

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  • Servings: 8
KEY: Dinner, Pasta & Noodles, Casseroles & Gratins, Dinner Party, Italian, American

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 6 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded (2 cups)
  • 6 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)
  • Butter, for greasing

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain well.
  2. In a bowl, mix the pasta, milk, Parmigiano, eggs, pepper, salt and 1 1/2 cups each of the Fontina and cheddar. Scrape into a buttered 9-inch springform pan, then sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup each of Fontina and cheddar on top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  3. Turn on the broiler. Broil the pie 8 inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until browned on top. Transfer to 
a rack and let cool for 15 minutes. Remove the ring, cut the pie into wedges and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Pair this cheesy pasta with a silky, concentrated Italian red.

Contributed By Photo © Andrew Purcell Published May 2015

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