Cacio e Pepe: Easy Cheese and Pepper Pasta

Calling for only four ingredients, this easy pasta recipe is adored by Romans as much for its simplicity as its cheesy, comforting goodness.

Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (4)

  • 1 pound bucatini or spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 teaspoon pepper

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  1. Cook bucatini or spaghetti according to package directions until al dente.
  2. Drain, reserving ¼ cup cooking water.
  3. In the pot the pasta was cooked in, stir together pasta water and butter until butter melts.
  4. Stir in pasta. Toss with cheese and pepper.