Cacio e Pepe Pasta with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

Cacio e Pepe translates to cheese and pepper. And that’s the extent of the ingredients! We used this recipe more as a side dish instead of a main dish only because we knew pasta alone wouldn’t satisfy us. But I am happy to report a “clean plate club” amongst the whole family!

Cacio e Pepe Pasta with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

acio e Pepe is like a stripped-down mac and cheese,
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Right before draining, reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water. Drain the rest.
  • When pasta is drained, add to a skillet with olive oil and reserved pasta water. Reduce the heat to low and toss in the cheese and black pepper until melted.
  • I served this with grilled chicken and roasted broccoli and carrots. See Notes for veggie recipe link.

Notes

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