Cacio e Pepe Pasta

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook pasta until it is almost done, you will finish cooking it in the butter. Reserve pasta water.
  2. In a skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add cracked pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add pasta and some reserved pasta water to skillet. Let water reduce until it just coats the pasta, about 1 minute.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and sprinkle on cheese, tossing with tongs to coat pasta and melt cheese.
  5. Add more pasta water then cheese, as in steps 3 and 4, if needed. 
  6. Add more butter and toss with more cheese until you have perfectly al dente pasta coated with sauce. Add more cracked pepper, to taste.

*Recipe is our version of the Cacio e Pepe recipe found in Christine Flynn and Emma Knight's "How to Eat With One Hand." This cookbook for new and expectant parents makes the perfect gift, find it here.