Pasta Cacio e Pepe


Pasta Cacio e Pepe is an ultra-minimalist recipe—flavored with just butter, salt, cracked pepper, and Pecorino cheese. It’s perfect for a quick, unfussy supper.  Slideshow:  More Great One-Dish Pastas 



  • ¾ pound linguine

  • 1 cup grated pecorino cheese

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground smoked or regular peppercorns

  • Salt


  1. In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 2/3 cup of the cooking water; return the pasta to the pot. Add the cheese, butter, pepper and cooking water and toss. Season with salt and serve.

    Cacio e Pepe
    Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Ali Ramee / Prop Styling by Christina Daley
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