There are times when I just want a big bowl of pure, simple comfort for dinner. When that craving hits, I reach for the Roman classic cacio e pepe. It’s one of those dishes that is so incredibly simple but so darn fantastic. The name literally means cheese and pepper, and that’s all the sauce is really made of. That’s all it needs! When I have been pinched for time I’ve made it with boxed spaghetti to get it on the table in 20 minutes. This time though, I made the pasta fresh and it brought it to a whole new level!
Oh my goodness, this cacio e pepe was the bowl of pure comfort I was craving when I dove in. Cooking the pepper quickly in a little olive oil really woke it up and let it bloom. The cheese gave it the perfect amount of creaminess without it being heavy. Hope you all enjoy this amazing and super simple classic! Buon appetito!