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20 MIN
Serves : 6

The star of this wonderful, four-ingredient pasta from Missy Robbins is fragrant crushed pink peppercorns. Robbins uses curly-edged mafaldine at her restaurant Lilia, in Brooklyn, but any long noodle works well. Slideshow: Pasta Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.

Step 2    

In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the spaghetti, pasta water, the 1 tablespoon of crushed peppercorns and ½ cup of the cheese and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until a sauce forms, about 2 minutes. Season with salt. Transfer the spaghetti to bowls and top with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese. Garnish with crushed peppercorns and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Lush and aromatic white: 2014 Manni Nössing Alto Adige Kerner.

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