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an image of a plate filled with creamy Cacio e Pepe Paste meal - spaghetti with parmesan

Cacio e Pepe Pasta

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Italian


It’s time to indulge in the delicious world of Cacio e Pepe Pasta! This classic Italian dish features a creamy, cheesy, and peppery sauce that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.ย 

Want to try making it at home? Check out our easy-to-follow recipe and create a mouthwatering masterpiece in your own kitchen.

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Units Scale
  • 500g Spaghetti (any long pasta)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 100g Parmesan (grated)
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Cook the pasta as per box instructions, drain but reserve 1 cup of the cooking water.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan, add in the black pepper, and simmer for a few minutes then add in the pasta and the pasta water.
  3. Toss then sprinkle over the parmesan and allow it to slowly melt into the liquid creating a sauce.
  4. Add more pasta water (if needed) and toss to coat in the sauce.
  5. Serve and enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 619
  • Sugar: 3.6 g
  • Sodium: 432.3 mg
  • Fat: 14.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 94.4 g
  • Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 25.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.3 mg
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