Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe (Cheese and Pepper)

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by threeovens

This is a very Nasty dish, courtesy of Mario Batali via "Food &Vodka" magazine. He uses two kinds of cheese which are both combination cheeses. So I guess this is a four cheese dish!

Top Review by Rosalind P.

I make this all the time, definitely a comfort food! I'm bad, though - I add a little (real) butter. :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti, al dente, in salted water according to package directions.
  2. Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, and return spaghetti to the pot.
  3. Add cooking liquid, 2 tablespoons at a time, alternating with the cheeses, tossing well to get a saucy consistency.
  4. Stir in pepper and any additional liquid, if needed; season with salt if necessary.

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