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Cacio e Pepe

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Simplicity at its best! Only a handful of ingredients are required to make this most amazingly delicious Roman dish! Enjoy this luscious Cacio e Pepe and enjoy a taste of Italy in your home tonight!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz spaghetti
  • 4 tbsp butter cut into tbsps (4x 1 tbsp)
  • 2 ts pepper freshly ground is wonderful but pre ground is ok too!
  • 2 cups Pecorino Romano cheese grated, plus additional for garnish!
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Grate the Pecorino Romano cheese and set aside. Slice your butter into tbsps and set aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Just prior to draining the pasta, be sure to reserve 1 cup of the cooking water. Set this aside, and then drain.
  • Add the pasta back to the cooking pot with stove set to low, and then add your butter and pepper and 2 cups of grated Pecorino Romano cheese. Stir, and begin adding small amounts of the reserved pasta water. You want to continue slowly stirring and slowly adding the reserved water, until a silky smooth sauce has been achieved. Please note you may NOT use all of the reserved water. We want to have enough to use though just in case it is needed.
  • Add salt to taste. Prepare to serve by adding additional Pecorino Romano and pepper. Enjoy!

Notes

Please note you may NOT use all of the reserved water. We want to have enough to use though just in case it is needed.  You should add small amounts of the water while stirring until you have a achieved a silky smooth sauce.  Enjoy!  Mangia!!
Keyword cacio e pepe, Pasta, spaghetti