• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 15 min
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  • Summary

    Cacio e pepe is practically synonymous with Pecorino Romano -- but Pecorino clumps when cooked. Add it at the end, instead, which also makes the most of its sharp flavor. Lemon adds spunk -- that is, acidity and freshness.

    Ingredients

    • Coarse salt
    • 8 ounces thick spaghetti or bucatini
    • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces, softened
    • 3 ounces Grana Padano cheese, grated (1 cup)
    • 2 teaspoons freshly cracked pepper (use a mortar and pestle or the coarsest setting on a grinder), plus more for garnish
    • 3/4 ounce Pecorino Romano cheese, grated (1/4 cup)
    • 1 small lemon (preferably Meyer)
    • High-quality extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 480 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 7 g 10%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 15%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 3 mg 1%
    • Sodium: 225 mg 9.38%
    • Calcium: 180 mg 18%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 19.89%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 84 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 20 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch6
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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