Cacio e Pepe

pasta with pepper

5 from 1 reviews

Cacio e pepe is nothing more than pasta, two kinds of cheese, butter and pepper, but combined perfectly with a little reserved pasta water and it makes it a creamy delicious bowl of pasta.



  1. one pound Bucatini pasta
  2. 8 tablespoons butter
  3. 12 teaspoons freshly cracked pepper
  4. 11 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan *
  5. 1/23/4 freshly grated pecorino *
  6. one cup reserved pasta water
  7. *(use the smallest holes on the box grater for fine grated cheese so that it melts more easily).



We make Cacio e Pepe when we’ve been traveling and come home with nothing in the house…all of the ingredients can be kept on hand and last for weeks if not months. It’s so good that it’s perfect for company too!

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