Cacio e Pepe – New York City


Cacio e Pepe

Alfredo Ravelo
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 100 grams pasta


  • Bring pot of water to boil. Be sure to add salt to the water.
  • Add pasta and cook over medium heat for about 12 minutes.
  • While pasta is cooking, add black pepper to frying pan over medium/high heat and toast until there is a strong pepper smell.
  • Add butter to the pan with pepper. Melt butter.
  • Add a spoonful of pasta water to the butter and pepper. Mix in pan.
  • Add pasta to the pan with the sauce and mix together.
  • Add one or two more spoonfuls of pasta water to the pasta.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and mix until cheese is melted
  • Serve on a warm plate and garnish with fresh pepper and parmesan cheese.


Keyword italian, pasta