A super simple decadent cacio e pepe sauce which highlights two star-quality ingredients: fiery black pepper and Pecorino Romano cheese. The authentic Roman recipe meaning ‘cheese and pepper’ is creamy, salty, sharp and spicy, which creates the ultimate bowl of comfort food. Using ingredients which you are likely to have on hand this dish can be rustled up in only 20 minutes, perfect for quick weeknight suppers or as an impressive starter.
Our recipe uses bucatini, a thick spaghetti-like pasta. The name bucatini is derived from the word ‘hole’ as the pasta is a tube with a hole running through the center, ideal for maximizing sauce absorption. Other pasta varieties which would work well with this dish include spaghetti, linguine, tonnarelli or any preferred variety.
As the dish is of Roman origin the cheeses of choice are Pecorino Romano, a hard salty Italian cheese made of sheep’s milk combined with parmesan. As the recipe uses so few ingredients quality is key, use the best products that you have available and your reward will be an amazing result.
Try this recipe for a bowl of guaranteed happiness; quick, simple and delicious.
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