Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Erica's Kitchen: Cacio e Pepe

So this is possibly one of the easiest AND most delicious pasta recipes you will ever make. It takes like 5 seconds to make and tastes absolutely marvelous on it's own or as a side to a meat or chicken dish. Think of it as like mac n' cheese but for adults, because the sauce is literally butter, cheese and pepper- that's it.


500 g pasta
2 cups pasta water
1 cup grana padano, grated
1 cup pecorino, grated
3 tbs butter
2 tbs freshly ground black pepper ( Note: I used a mix of black, green and pink peppercorns)

How to:

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions, set aside 2 cups of pasta water. Drain and set aside.
  • Add pasta water to a deep pan, and add the pasta back in. 
  • Add all other ingredients and mix well until cheese and butter are melted and turn into a sauce.
  • Keep mixing until sauce thickens.
  • Remove form heat and top with more cheese and pepper if desired.
And that is it, folks. Super easy, super good and addicting! I had mine with my #beststeakintheuniverse recipe and topped with a little prosciutto crudo.

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