Cacio e pepe Easy

Cacio e pepe is a swift and delicious sauce consisting of parmesan, pepper and butter.

Serves 2



  • 20g butter
  • 1 cup of grated parmesan (you can mix in Grana Padano or Pecorino as well)
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly grated black pepper
  • 400g fresh pasta (or 200g of dreid pasta)


Boil the pasta first (fresh pasta for 1 minute only and dried pasta for 2 minutes shorter than the package suggests)

Heat 2/3 of the butter in a large pan and add the pepper and fry for 1 minute until the spice releases it’s aroma

Add the pasta – make sure to reserve 200ml of the pasta water before discarding the rest, followed by the 3/4 of the cheese

Give it a stir and add the 200ml of reserved pasta water and simmer for 2 minutes, adding the rest of the butter about half way through

Plate up and scatter with the rest of the parmesan