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Cacio e Pepe

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Vincenzo’s Plate, a 30-something year old, food obsessed Italian living in Australia cooks traditional Italian meals with family and friends.
http://www.vincenzosplate.com/
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Vincenzo’s Plate, a 30-something year old, food obsessed Italian living in Australia cooks traditional Italian meals with family and friends.
http://www.vincenzosplate.com/
15min
Total Time
$11.48
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
4
US / METRIC
2 1/3 cups
Fresh Pasta
Tagliolini or Spaghetti Chitarra
2 1/2 cups
Pecorino Romano Cheese
as needed
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
to taste
20 3/4 cups
Water
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
511
FAT
25.8 g
PROTEIN
29.9 g
CARBS
41.0 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Boil the Water (20 3/4 cups) on the stove in a large pot.
Step 2
Add 2/3 of the Pecorino Romano Cheese (1 2/3 cups) to a bowl, along with 2 tablespoons of hot water and a generous splash of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (as needed) . Stir well using a whisk or a spatula.
Step 3
Once the mix has thickened, add another 2 tablespoons of hot water. Mix it again and sprinkle some Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) .
Step 4
Add the Fresh Pasta (2 1/3 cups) to the boiling water and cook until it is al dente.
Step 5
While the pasta is cooking, add one more tablespoon of hot pasta water pot to the creamy mixture and whisk it through so it becomes smoother and creamier.
Step 6
Strain the pasta and add it to the bowl. Add the rest of the Pecorino Romano Cheese (3/4 cup) , a generous sprinkle of pepper, a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and finally, just a touch of water. Mix it really well so the cream covers each strand of pasta.
Step 7
Using a ladle, roll some spaghetti around a fork and serve with additional Pecorino Romano and Pepper. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
511
% Daily Value*
Fat
25.8 g
33%
Saturated Fat
13.6 g
68%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
108.0 mg
36%
Carbohydrates
41.0 g
15%
Fiber
0.0 g
0%
Sugars
0.0 g
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Protein
29.9 g
60%
Sodium
982.4 mg
43%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
941.3 mg
72%
Iron
2.5 mg
14%
Potassium
134.2 mg
3%
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