Another pasta recipe 🙂 This one is super simple, super fast, and super delicious. Cacio e pepe is essentially cheese and pepper but its even tastier than it sounds.
First you measure out however much dry pasta you want in a bowl, throw it in some salted boiling water and let it cook until al dente. While thats going, add 2 Tbsp of butter to a skillet and once its melted add 1 tsp of fresh black pepper and cook until it looks about toasted.
Once the pasta is done, strain it, but keep 1/2 cup of the pasta water and add it to the butter/pepper in the skillet. While this is simmering, grate 1.5 cups of cheese (half Grana Padano/Parmesean/Asiago, and half Pecorino/a strong Reggiano).
Add the Pasta to the skillet with the grated cheese and another Tbsp of butter and stir until everything is melted.
Top with fresh cheese and eat!
You’re normally supposed to use spaghetti or buccatini or linguini or some other long noodle, but I had a ton of Orecchietee and its my favorite type of pasta so I went with that instead. It was still incredibly delicious and a perfect 10 minute lunch.