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Easiest Cacio e Pepe

March 28, 2016
Photo by Stephanie Robinson
Author Notes

This ridiculously easy cacio e pepe comes together with a few basic ingredients from your fridge and a big appetite! Recipe adapted from Mark Bittman. —Stephanie Robinson

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh grated parmesan
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons black peper
  • 16 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine cheese, cold water, and pepper, mixing until it forms a paste.
  2. Cook spaghetti per box instructions, and move pasta quickly to the bowl once done, reserving pasta water.
  3. Toss pasta in cheese mixture until coated, add olive oil, and, if sauce seems too dry, slowly add pasta water until creamy (but not watery).
  4. Add pepper to taste.

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