January 3rd, 2010

Spaghetti with Pecorino Romano and Black Pepper (Cacio e Pepe)

R: “What are you making?”

G: “Spaghetti with Pecorino Romano and black pepper.”

R: “Sounds good. What’s in it?”

G: “Spaghetti, Pecorino Romano and black pepper.”


Truthfully, there’s also 2 other ingredients, but it’s really that simple. I’ve made it twice and this recipe is so easy and quick, but comforting and satisfying. Plus, it’s not *that* bad for you, given that most creamy sauces will kill you in butter and cream. This recipe has but 2 teaspoons of EVOO and 2 tablespoons of cream. You can easily add a protein (diced chicken, sautéed shrimp) if you want to amp it up. Pair it with a salad and dinner is on the table in 20 minutes.

BTW, January 4th is National Spaghetti Day! Celebrate it with this recipe!

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