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Cacio e Pepe Vegan

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Cacio e Pepe Vegan

21 minutes total

  • Moderate
  • Vegan

If you're looking for an Italian vegan recipe that's both delicious and easy to make, then try out this vegan cacio e pepe pasta dish. Typically, cacio e pepe is made with pecorino cheese, but this version features a vegan alternative that's just as flavorful.



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Serves 4

1 Box Barilla® Spaghetti​
100ml Extra-virgin olive oil​
1 ½ cup grated Vegan Pecorino Cheese​
TIP Salt and coarsely ground black pepper​


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 Vegan Pecorino  Cheese  with the olive oil and 2 to 3 tablespoons of pasta water. Season it with salt if necessary.​

  • Vegan Pecorino Cheese
  • 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 this simple vegan cacio e pepe recipe, you can enjoy a classic Italian dish without any animal products. This flavorful and satisfying meal is easy to make and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Buon appetito!