Cacio e Pepe Pasta

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Rated 4.5 based on 9 customer reviews
Cacio e Pepe Pasta
Cacio e Pepe Pasta


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Mealthy Tip

If gluten-free is a concern, make with brown rice pasta, as it will likely hold together best when cooked until al dente. Avoid quinoa and corn pastas for this dish. Finely grated Parmesan cheese will work just as well as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 513 calories; 32g fat; 36.4g carbohydrates; 20g protein; 92mg cholesterol; 873mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat287
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat19g 94%
Trans Fat0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat8.8g
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 873mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 36.4g 12%
Dietary Fiber2g 6%
Protein 20g
Vitamin A19% Vitamin C0%
Calcium37% Iron10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

(9 Reviews)

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Randall Hauk says:

Mac-n-cheese it isn't, but technically, it's not far off. It's like a grown-up version of Kraft dinner. Very quick and with a lot better flavor. File it under "comfort food." Add garlic, too, if you like garlic. Who doesn't like garlic?

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Paul Kriloff says:

I love this recipe. I made a couple of changes. I used bucatini instead of spaghetti, and I gave it less time in the sauce pan - maybe 2-3 minutes to finish instead of 3-5. I also like to amp up the pepper. I have a secret twist on the sauce that is very true to the original, but gives it an even richer flavor. The recipe, though, is a classic rendition on the Roman classic.

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Aja A says:

This is how I like my pasta! Lots of butter, cheese, and pepper - nothing more, nothing less. This is the ultimate comfort pasta. Use lots of pepper! For a very simple recipe, this is still sure to please during a romantic date night.

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Caro Hodgin says:

I am a Cacio e Pepe aficionado - I think by now I've made every recipe on the internet. So believe me when I say, this is a perfect Cacio e Pepe recipe. Make it tonight, make it the next night, and make it the next night.

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Shannon Whittier says:

I made this as a side dish and got tons of compliments. I made it with spaghetti squash and added some garlic salt. Very simple and easy to make (probably easier with regular pasta and not the spaghetti squash)!

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Geoff Villeneuve says:

It's literally cheese and pepper!

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Joni Shenck says:

After re-reading the reviews I must have done something wrong, even the kids found it bland. I could see it as a side dish like Shannon served it, and maybe a secret ingredient or two.

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John John says:

Delicious food every made. Thank you for posting good videos

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Ronda Anderson says:

My favorite pasta. If you make it with mizithra cheese instead of the others, you have one of Ye Olde Spaghetti Factory’s most popular dishes.