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Spaghetti with Pecorino Romano and Black Pepper

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A super simple pasta that is loaded with just the right amount of heat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Thick Spaghetti, Cooked Al Dente
  • 2 cups Reserved Pasta Water, Or As Needed
  • 1 cup Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 pinch Salt To Taste

Preparation

Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt. Add in your pasta, and cook according to directions (al dente). Before straining the pasta, take 2 cups of the pasta water out, and set aside.

Add the strained pasta to a large serving bowl. Toss in the Pecorino Romano cheese, black pepper, and begin adding in the pasta water until you have a nice smooth sauce (you may not need all of it). Season with a pinch of salt, taste, and season more if you need to.

The result is a fantastic rustic pasta. It’s creamy, and it has a nice bite from the cracked pepper. It’s addicting and might be one of my top five favorite pasta dishes. Who knew simple ingredients could make a fantastic meal? Hope you enjoy.

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