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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

This classic pasta dish is like mac and cheese for grown-ups but kids will love it, too.

Serves 4
Ready in 15 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
369 calories per serving


> 1/2 (16 oz) box spaghetti
> 2 tbsp butter
> 2 tsp cracked black pepper
> 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions until al dente. Reserve ¼ cup cooking liquid.
Heat butter in a skillet and cook the pepper for 1 min. Stir in reserved cooking liquid and ¾ cup Parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese has melted and sauce is creamy. Add pasta and toss to coat. Add the remaining ¼ cup cheese and toss again. Season with salt (in moderation) and pepper to taste.


Finish with freshly chopped parsley.

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