Recipes and Cooking Cacio e Pepe Be the first to rate & review! With a name that literally means "cheese and pepper" in Italian, you can't go wrong with this classic pasta dish. It might just be the best 4-ingredient pasta you'll ever make. By Genevieve Ko Genevieve Ko Facebook Instagram Twitter Genevieve Ko, food expert for Better Homes & Gardens, is a well-known food writer and recipe developer with more than 20 years of experience. She wrote and developed her own cookbook, Better Baking: Wholesome Ingredients, Delicious Desserts. Genevieve continues to write and develop recipes for a number of media outlets. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 14, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound dried spaghetti, bucatini, or tonnarelli pasta ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon very coarsely ground black pepper 2 cup very finely shredded Pecorino Romano cheese (4 oz.) Directions Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, generously salted water according to package directions. Drain, reserving 2 cups pasta water. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium. Add pepper; cook and stir 20 seconds or until fragrant. Remove skillet from heat; carefully add 3/4 cup of the pasta water. Return skillet to heat. Bring water to boiling. Add pasta to skillet, tossing with tongs to coat. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, tossing to coat and adding enough of the remaining pasta water to reach a creamy consistency. Season to taste with salt. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and additional pepper. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 434 Calories 15g Fat 57g Carbs 16g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 434 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 19% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 20mg 7% Sodium 857mg 37% Total Carbohydrate 57g 21% Total Sugars 2g Protein 16g Calcium 219mg 17% Iron 2.7mg 15% Potassium 190mg 4% Folate, total 180.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.