Sunday, August 15, 2021

Spaghetti cacio e pepe #SundayFunday

Cacio e pepe translates to cheese and pepper.  This easy, tasty pasta dish is perfect for busy nights when you walk in the door with the hangries and need to get dinner on the table fast.

Spaghetti cacio e pepe

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Roman recipes today in honor of Caesar Augustus......

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Sue of Palatable Pastime is hosting today and invited us to join her saying "Choose a recipe that is Roman or Italian to celebrate the month of August and pay tribute to the 1st Roman Emperor, the namesake of August."

Let's take a look at what everyone cooked up.......
When I was researching Roman recipes, Cacio e Pepe popped up as a traditional Roman Food.  We've eaten this all our lives but we just called it buttered noodles LOL.  Whatever you call them they are pure, delicious comfort food that is ready in as long as it takes to cook the pasta.  

Pasta, cheese, butter, Entrees, Meatless, Vegetarian
Entrees, Pasta
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Cracked fresh pepper toasted in butter and then tossed with pasta and cheese for a comforting, delicious and quick dinner.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min


  • 1/2 lb spaghetti noodles
  • kosher salt
  • 6 T. butter, room temperature
  • Freshly cracked peppercorns
  • 1 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • shredded parmesan cheese for sprinkling


  1. Fill a large pot with water and add a liberal amount of salt to the water.  Bring to a boil, add the pasta and cook per package directions.  Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.
  2. During the last few minutes of cooking time for the pasta, melt half of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the pepper and cook, stirring and swirling, until toasted. Add the pasta water and reduce heat to low.  
  3. Add the pasta, remaining butter and cheese.  Toss with tongs until the cheese is melted and the sauce thickens. Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with additional cheese.


Adapted from a recipe found in Bon Appetit

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  1. This looks delicious. I don't know why I rarely make this pasta. I will have to change that. Pronto!

  2. I love this simple and delicious pasta dish, must try this recipe.

  3. I've always wanted to try this. They featured it in Stanley Tucci's series on Italian food and it sounds delicious. I bet it's even better with the fancy name too!

  4. I love spaghetti or any pasta like this.

  5. As they say same pinch Wendy. I'd tried making this delicious dish before but it turned out a disaster. This time round, came out perfect. Quick and unbelievably delicious.


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