Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Authentic Roman Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Recipe by Classic Roman dish cacio e pepe with rigatoni, pepper, Pecorino Romano recipe from Paggi Pazzo

Cacio e Pepe Recipe
Published: December 31st, 2017

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 17 min
Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 450
Fat per serving: 17g


  • 1/2 pound rigatoni (Barilla)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pasta water
  • 3/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano

Cooking Directions

  1. Boil pasta water then add rigatoni
  2. Use ladle of pasta water and add to a separate bowl
  3. Once pasta is al dente, drain water and add rigatoni to separate bowl of pasta water then add black pepper, grated Pecorino Romano, olive oil, then stir to mix pasta well
  4. Ready to serve

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