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Cacio e Pepe Gluten-free

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Cacio e Pepe Gluten-free

21 minutes total

Gluten-free pasta has become a popular choice for those who have gluten intolerances or allergies. However, finding delicious and easy gluten-free recipes can sometimes be challenging. One classic Italian dish that has a gluten-free variation is Cacio e Pepe, a simple but flavorful pasta dish that combines Pecorino cheese and black pepper. In this article, we will provide a gluten-free Cacio e Pepe recipe and some variations to try.



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Serves 4

1 Box Barilla® Gluten Free Spaghetti​
100ml Extra-virgin olive oil​
1 1/4 Grated Pecorino Romano cheese​
TIP Salt and coarsely ground black pepper​


TIP This traditional recipe from Lazio is also excellent with Spaghetti and spaghetti alla chitarra.​


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs


Step 1

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti until it's "al dente".​

  • Spaghetti

Step 2

In a small pan toast the ground black pepper. Add a small cup of cooking water and turn off the heat.​

  • Ground black pepper

Step 3

In a bowl, mix the Pecorino with the olive oil and 2 to 3 tablespoons of pasta water. Season it with salt if necessary.​

  • Pecorino
  • olive oil

Step 4

Drain the pasta and put it in the pan with pepper and cooking water. Add the Pecorino mixture off the heat and toss it well.  Serve hot.​

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Gluten-free Cacio e Pepe is a quick and easy pasta dish that can be enjoyed by everyone. With the recipe provided and the variations to try, you can have a delicious and gluten-free meal that is both flavorful and satisfying.