July 15, 2011

Bon Appetit Cacio E Pepe

Dinner is served early in my house, at around 4:30, due to my husband's work schedule. This early dinner time during the week can lead to a hectic dinner preparation. I try to have at least one recipe a week which uses few ingredients and can be thrown together in less than 20 minutes. Pasta dishes are my favorite go to quick weeknight meal and I am always trying out new simple flavor combinations. The May issue of Bon Appetit magazine had a recipe for Cacio E Pepe, which looked very quick, simple and delicious.

This recipe has 6 ingredients, including salt. I doubled the recipe in order for it to feed my family of four. It took me less than twenty minutes to prepare this entire pasta dish, with the majority of the time spent cooking the pasta and shredding the cheese. This dish is so simple to prepare that my two boys were able to help me in the kitchen.

My husband and I felt that this dish was lacking a flavor, so we added crushed red pepper. The cracked black pepper didn't add enough depth, but the addition of the red pepper provided the perfect flavor. I liked that this recipe takes few ingredients and can be done at the last minute when a busy weekday turns chaotic. This is a perfect quick, 6 ingredient meal, which can be modified to feed a family of two or many more.

For the recipe go to Bon Appetit Cacio E Pepe


  1. Love it! I have made something like this when I'm short on time.

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  2. YUM!
    Stopping by from the Friday hops to say hello.
    Have a great day!

  3. Looks delicioussss!!
    New follower from VB :) Have a good one!


  4. So glad our blog hop brought me here
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