Dinner, Main Dishes, Pasta, Quick & Easy, Vegetarian, Winter
January 8, 2017
Cacio pepe is a dinner that's almost as easy as it is delicious! This simple and classic pasta dish will have everyone rushing to the table.
1 lb Colavita Bucatini
1 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
4 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp butter
8 oz. pecorino romano cheese, finely grated
3 tbsp finely ground black pepper
pinch cayenne pepper
pinch salt (optional)
1Cook spaghetti in well-salted boiling water in a large, wide-bottomed pot. Drain spaghetti, reserving 1½ cups of pasta cooking water.
2Dry out your pot.
3In the dried pot, heat the olive oil over high heat.
4Add the drained pasta and ¾ cup of reserved pasta water.
5Watch out as the pot is very hot and will make the water splatter around a bit.
6Add butter, cheese, ground pepper and cayenne and toss together with tongs. Taste, adding more pasta water, cheese, pepper or salt to taste. Be careful adding salt as Pecorino is a salty cheese.
7Serve immediately, sprinkling with reserved cheese and an extra grind or two of black pepper.
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