Whole-Wheat Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper
Whole-Wheat Pasta with Pecorino and Pepper
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    We often take black pepper for granted, grinding it onto every dish in sight. But the classic Roman dish cacio e pepe puts this distinctive spice front and center, which is exactly where we have it in this heartier whole-wheat version. Make sure you keep the robust, rib-sticking pasta as hot as possible—it will not only help melt the salty Pecorino but will also intensify the pepper's flavor.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
    • 1 lb dried whole-wheat spaghetti
    • 1 1/2 cups grated Pecorino Romano (4 1/2 ounces), divided
    • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)
    • Garnish: extra-virgin olive oil

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 582 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 17 g 26%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 47.43%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 9 mg 3%
    • Sodium: 734 mg 30.59%
    • Calcium: 580 mg 57.98%
    • Potassium: 513 mg 14.65%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 23.63%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 84 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 11 g 42.67%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 34 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 3.45%
    • Vitamin C 4.23%
    • 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 - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch6
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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