• Cooking Time: 5
  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation Time: 10


"Cacio e pepe" is a typical Roman recipe. It's sound easy. The name is literally cheese and pepper. Yes, it's simple but not so basic.

First lesson: The chesse must be Pecorino Romano.

Second lesson: Pepper has a key role

Third lesson: No other ingredients, just olive oil (in my version) and hot water

The secret? The hot water


  • For 2 people
  • 100 grams of grated Pecorino Romano
  • Pepper (more is better)
  • 2-3 tablespoon olive oil
  • some hot water, taken from the water for cooking pasta
  • 150-200 grams of Spaghetti


  • Boil water to cook pasta and cook it.
  • Meanwhile, put in a pan, the olive oil as many black pepper you like. More is better.
  • In a dish mix Pecorino and hot water till you obtain a cream.
  • When pasta is just a little bit cooked ("al dente"), add it in the pan. Mix with oil and pepper. Finally add the cheese cream.

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