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Recipe: Italian Cacio e Pepe | FOOD

After seeing some beautiful pictures of Cacio e Pepe on Pinterest and having it in a restaurant, I decided to give it a go and I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Cacio e Pepe literally means “cheese and pepper” in latin and it’s original roots can be found in Rome, Italy. The pepper is the magic ingredient, and I don’t think it would work as well with ground pepper but you can buy pepper grinders fairly cheaply from a local supermarket.

Its so simple to make, so it’s a perfect supper dish for a cosy evening in. A crisp glass of white wine would go perfectly with this dish, to cut through the richness of the cheesy goodness.

Recipe: Italian Cacio e Pepe | FOOD | FREYA WILCOX

Cacio e Pepe – the recipe:

serves two


150g dried spaghetti

75g grated parmesan cheese

Black pepper (preferably freshly grated)



  1. Boil a frying pan of water so that the spaghetti is covered and cook for five minutes
  2. Set aside roughly 200ml of the pasta water and drain the pasta
  3. Add the cheese and lots of black pepper to the pan and slowly add the pasta water a little bit at a time
  4. Mix well to create a sauce consistency
  5. Add the pasta to the sauce and make sure it’s all covered
  6. Serve with lots of black pepper on top


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