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Halal Cacio e pepe

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Halal Cacio e pepe

20 minutes total

If you're looking for a halal version of the classic Italian dish cacio e pepe, we have the perfect recipe for you. Our halal cacio e pepe recipe uses halal-certified Barilla pasta and a blend of authentic Italian cheeses to create a creamy and delicious dish that's perfect for any occasion. Made with freshly ground black pepper and simple ingredients, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household. Give it a try and experience the authentic flavors of Italy in the comfort of your own home!



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Serves 4

320g (11,3 oz) Barilla® Spaghetti No. 5
100 ml extra-virgin olive oil
200 g grated Pecorino Romano cheese
to taste 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.


This traditional recipe from Lazio is also excellent with bucatini and spaghetti alla chitarra.


Step 1

Here are five easy steps for the perfect halal cacio e pepe:

Step 2

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

  • Spaghetti

Step 3

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 4

In a bowl, mix the halal hard sheep cheese with the olive oil and 2 to 3 tablespoons of pasta water. Season it with salt if necessary.

  • Halal Hard Sheep Cheese
  • olive oil

Step 5

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

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Spaghetti No. 5

Since 1877 Barilla produces semolina pasta with the utmost attention to quality. Indeed, today as then, Barilla selects the best hard grains and carefully monitors all the stages of processing. Because it is only thanks to this care that a pasta is created with the ideal consistency, which best holds the baking and guarantees excellent results in all kinds of preparation.

  • Pack size 500g