Spaghetti with Cheese and Pepper Recipe

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Submitted by whirringblender

Makes 4 servings



Adapted very loosely from Mario Batali via Smitten Kitchen http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/02/spaghetti-cacio-e-pepe/

Recipe Ingredients for Spaghetti with Cheese and Pepper

1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound dried spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter
4 ounces Pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated
1 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Spaghetti with Cheese and Pepper

  1. Cook spaghetti in well-salted water to your al dente tastes in a large, wide-bottomed pot. (You?ll have fewer dishes to wash if you use this pot to assemble the dish as well.) Drain spaghetti, reserving 1 1/2 cups of pasta cooking water.

  2. Dry out your pot, then heat the olive oil over high heat until almost smoking. Add drained spaghetti and 1 cup of reserved pasta water and jump back, this will splatter mightily, also known as ?I made this three times, and never once learned my lesson. Do as I say, not as I do.?

  3. Add butter, 3 ounces cheese and ground pepper and toss together with tongs. Taste, adding more pasta water, cheese, pepper or salt (which should not be neccessary, as Romano is very salty) to taste.

  4. Serve immediately, sprinkling with reserved cheese and an extra grind or two of black pepper.

Categories

Cheese, Pasta, Main Dish, Boil, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 163.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
609
Calories from Fat
265
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
29.5g
45%
Saturated Fat
10.7g
53%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
127mg
42%
Sodium
411mg
17%
Potassium
239mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
63.6g
21%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.2g
Protein
22.0g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 32% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
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