Recipe: Easy spaghetti Cacio e Pepe (cheese and pepper)

Špageti Cacio e Pepe
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A famous gourmet Anthony Bourdain is sure that Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe or spaghetti with cheese and pepper is considered one of the best culinary inventions of mankind.

Italians worship pasta in cuisine with good reason, as they only need a little to turn them into a delicious meal. Today we will learn how many ingredients are used to prepare them Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe (cheese and pepper).

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
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Although the Italians to prepare Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe they use pecorino cheese, the dish is also delicious with some other "sheep's cheese" or some other type of cheese. See for yourself!

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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    Ingredients for the cupcakes:
  • 400 g of spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 200 g of grated parmesan
  • 120 g grated pecorino cheese
  • salt as desired


  1. To begin with, cook the pasta in the usual way - al dente.
  2. Pour off the excess liquid, leaving only 300 ml of the water in which the pasta was cooked.
  3. In a large pan, fry the freshly ground pepper for about 30 seconds, until it develops its aroma and smells from the pan.
  4. Add the butter and olive oil and let the ingredients combine. This takes about a minute or two.
  5. Then add the cooked pasta and most of the cooking water to the pan.
  6. Mix the pasta in the pan. Then add the grated parmesan cheese, pecorino and the rest of the pasta cooking liquid.
  7. Place the pasta on a plate and serve hot. Bon appetit!

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