Recipes and Cooking Pasta Cacio e Pepe 5.0 (4) 2 Reviews Pasta night doesn't get much simpler than this: just grab spaghetti, olive oil, black pepper, and Pecorino Romano cheese. But you'll be surprised how delectable this ultra-easy Pasta Cacio e Pepe is! 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 November 13, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 16 ounce dried spaghetti, bucatini, or tonnarelli pasta ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon very coarsely ground black pepper 4 ounce Pecorino Romano cheese, very finely shredded (2 cups) Salt Directions In a large pot cook pasta in a large amount of generously salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain, reserving 2 cups of the cooking water. Meanwhile, in an extra-large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add pepper; cook and stir 20 seconds or until fragrant. Remove from heat. Carefully add 3/4 cup of the reserved cooking water to skillet. Return to heat; bring to boiling. Add cooked 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 reserved cooking 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.