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One Pot Cacio e Pepe

Today’s recipe is a combination of several things we really love — a super simple, delicious One Pot Cacio e Pepe! We love one pot pasta for its simplicity and elevated flavor, and we’re big fans of cacio e pepe as well.

This is a quick one pot meal that is so easy to make (and so delicious to eat), you’ll be left wondering why you never tried it before!

What does “cacio e pepe” mean

“Cacio e pepe” is a popular pasta dish from Rome. In several central Italian dialects, the phrase means “cheese and pepper,” which is what this pasta consists of! We use ¾ cup of parmesan cheese and a lot of black pepper, and the result is a super tasty, cheesy pasta dish.

The flavor of cacio e pepe is really special. It’s a simple recipe that has a sharp and slightly spicy flavor. It’s creamy and cheesy and so delectable. 

What is one pot pasta

If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know we love one pot pasta! That’s because it’s both a much easier way to cook pasta and it really dials up the flavor on the resulting dish. Because we’re cooking everything in one pot, it cuts down on the amount of cleaning up you’ll need to do afterwards.

But that’s  not the only benefit to one pot pasta! We love it, too, especially for this One Pot Cacio e Pepe, because we cook the pasta in broth instead of boiling water, which means all that extra flavor really seeps in and imbues the linguine with its rich, heady flavor. 

Why we love One Pot Cacio e Pepe

Like we said above, this is a great meal because the pasta is cooked in broth, making it extra flavorful. That’s super helpful for this recipe, because of the simplicity of the other ingredients we use. 

We definitely love the tangle of tastes that the cheese, pepper, and butter bring to the pasta, but it is pretty simple on the palate. So adding the broth to cook the pasta in makes it so much richer and more fun!

How to make One Pot Cacio e Pepe

  1. In a large pot, on medium-high heat add uncooked pasta, salt, and broth.
  2. Bring broth to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the linguine is al-dente.
  3. Add butter and grated cheese, stirring until both are melted.
  4. Grind in a generous amount of black pepper, then stir together.
  5. Serve, garnishing with shaved parmesan, and enjoy!

 

What to pair with this One Pot Cacio e Pepe

Marry Me Chicken

Whipped Feta Baked Chicken

Bruschetta Baked Chicken

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Green Goddess Salad

One Pot Cacio e Pepe

This one pot wonder is made with only 4 ingredients and ready in less than 14 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Calories
Ingredients
  
  • 12 oz pot sized linguine
  • 3/4 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (more or less to taste)
  • 3 tsp freshly ground black pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 32 oz low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
Instructions
 
  • In a large pot, on medium-high heat add uncooked pasta, salt, and broth.
  • Bring broth to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the linguine is al-dente.
  • Add butter and grated cheese, stirring until both are melted.
  • Grind in a generous amount of black pepper, then stir together.
  • Serve, garnishing with shaved parmesan, and enjoy!

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Keyword cacio e pepe, easy pasta recipe, one pot meal, one pot pasta, one pot wonder
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