Learn how to make bucatini cacio e pepe pasta! I’m sharing helpful tips and a step-by-step guide so your cacio e pepe turns out perfectly.
- Cook pasta according to package instructions, but take out 2 minutes before it’s done. RESERVE 2 cups of pasta water.
- Meanwhile, melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet. Add freshly ground pepper and toast until fragrant, swirling pan, for about 1 minute.
- Add 1 cup of the reserved pasta water and remaining 2 tablespoons butter to skillet and simmer. Reduce heat to low and add pasta to the skillet. Sprinkle in Pecorino romano cheese, stirring and tossing mixture together with tongs, until a smooth sauce forms. Add more reserved pasta water if mixture seems dry.
- Serve with additional cheese and black pepper to taste.
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