Traditional Cacio e pepe
21 minutes total
Pasta cacio e pepe is a simple yet delicious Italian dish that has gained worldwide popularity for its creamy and cheesy flavor. This classic Roman pasta dish is a staple in most Italian households and is perfect for those who want to enjoy a quick and easy meal without sacrificing taste. In this article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to make the best pasta for cacio e pepe, as well as a simple and creamy cacio e pepe recipe. Best Pasta for Cacio e Pepe: To make the perfect cacio e pepe, it's essential to choose the right pasta. The best pasta for cacio e pepe is Spaghetti or bucatini, but you can also use Spaghetti alla chitarra. These pasta shapes are ideal because they can hold the sauce well and provide the perfect balance of texture and flavor.
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|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|
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This traditional recipe from Lazio is also excellent with bucatini and spaghetti alla chitarra.
Here are five easy steps for the perfect cacio e pepe:
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti until it's "al dente."
In a small pan, toast the coarsely ground black pepper. Add a small cup of cooking water and turn off the heat.
- Ground black pepper
In a bowl, mix the Pecorino with the olive oil and 2 to 3 tablespoons of pasta water. Season it with salt if necessary.
- olive oil
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 and enjoy!
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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