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Cacio e Pepe Lactose-free

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Cacio e Pepe Lactose-free

21 minutes total

  • Lactose Free
  • Moderate

Cacio e Pepe is a classic Roman pasta dish that has become popular worldwide. However, the traditional recipe includes Pecorino Romano cheese, making it unsuitable for those who are lactose intolerant. Here, we will provide a lactose-free Cacio e Pepe recipe that uses lactose-free Pecorino Romano cheese and is just as delicious as the original.



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Serves 4

1 Box Barilla® Spaghetti​
100ml Extra-virgin olive oil​
1 ½ cup grated Lactose Free 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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With the lactose-free Cacio e Pepe recipe provided, those who are lactose intolerant can still enjoy this classic Italian dish. By using lactose-free Pecorino Romano cheese, you can replicate the flavor and texture of the original recipe without any discomfort. Give it a try and savor the delicious taste of this traditional dish.