Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

An Italian Classic That Makes A Rich Dinner Dish!


Spaghetti 1 pound
Olive oil 6 tablespoons
Garlic 2 cloves, minced
Pecorino Romano cheese 1 3/4 cups, grated
Ground black pepper 2 teaspoons

5 minutes to prepare, 18 minutes to cook, ready in 23 minutes

This classic Italian dish makes an excellent dinner, of the rich and creamy variety. For a hint of spice, you may opt to add in some red pepper flakes. You may also wish to add a fresh shrimp on top. A spin on traditional mac and cheese, this dish is a treat for a family dinner.

Step 1: Salt large pot of water, bring to a boil

Step 2: Cook spaghetti for about 10 minutes to desired firmness, slightly less for an el dente style dish (check continually, stir), drain

Step 3: SUsing medium-heat settings, place and heat oil in a large skillet

Step 4: BAdd pepper and garlic, cook and stir for about 2 minutes

Step 5: LAdd spaghetti and cheese

Step 6: Ladle in 1/2 cup of reserved cooking water and stir until cheese is melted, for about 1-2 minutes

Step 7: Continue adding cooking water (for about another 1-2 minutes), until sauce completely coats spaghetti

This Italian family-favorite makes an excellent dinner dish, and can be saved for a next day lunch served cold as well. Easy cook time, serve and enjoy!

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