Cacio e Pepe

What You Need:

-Dry Spaghetti -Salt -Salted Butter -Black Pepper -Parmesan

1

In a large skillet, bring water and salt to a boil. Add dry spaghetti and boil for two minutes less than the package directions call for, until just before al dente.

Cook Pasta

2

Before draining the spaghetti, reserve some pasta water. Once drained, place the spaghetti in a bowl and set it close to the stove to keep it warm.

Reserve Water

3

In the same skillet you used to cook the spaghetti, melt butter and coarsely ground black pepper over medium heat. Simmer the pepper in the melted butter until fragrant.

Melt Butter

4

Add the reserved pasta water to the pan and stir until the sauce becomes glossy and thickens.

Make Sauce

5

Turn down the heat from medium to low. Add the spaghetti, the remaining butter, and the grated parmesan.

Add Pasta To Pan

6

Over low heat, use tongs to combine the parmesan, butter, spaghetti, and black pepper sauce until a creamy cheese sauce forms. Add more pasta water to thin the sauce if necessary. Plate your Cacio e Pepe immediately and garnish with more grated parmesan and a few more grinds of black pepper. 

Combine Together

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