Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Cheap Meals

Cacio e Pepe

4 servings

servings

20 minutes

total time

Ingredients

3/4 tsp salt ($0.02)

1/2 lb dry spaghetti ($0.67)

4 Tbsp salted butter, divided* ($0.60)

1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper plus more for garnish*, ($0.16)

1 cup Parmesan, grated, plus more for garnish*, ($1.75)

Directions

In a large skillet bring 6 cups of water and 3/4 teaspoon of salt to a boil. Add the dry spaghetti and cook for two minutes less than the package directions call for.

Reserve a cup of pasta water before draining the spaghetti. Place the spaghetti in a bowl and set it close to the stove to keep it warm.

In the same pan you cooked the spaghetti, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with the black pepper over medium heat. Cook until fragrant.

Add 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water to the pan and stir until a glossy sauce forms.

Turn the heat down to low and add the spaghetti to the pan. Top with the grated parmesan and the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.

Use tongs to quickly mix the parmesan, butter, spaghetti, and pepper sauce until a creamy sauce forms. Serve immediately and garnish with additional pepper and parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

410 kcal

Total Fat

19 g

Saturated Fat

-

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

-

Sodium

930 mg

Total Carbohydrate

43 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

-

Protein

17 g

4 servings

servings

20 minutes

total time
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