cacio e pepe for two
This is probably the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted, but it is honestly one of my favorites. For one, I love pasta. Two, I absolutely adore black pepper and throw it on everything. Three, there’s cheese. And that’s just about all the required ingredients for this recipe. Cacio e Pepe is a dish you’d commonly find in Rome and it’s really beautiful in its simplicity. And thus, it’s perfect for a weeknight meal when I don’t have a lot of ingredients on hand.
That leads me into talking about a new segment I want to start doing called pantry pasta. Being a blogger is a tough balance between wanting to create new content and keeping my evenings simple. It’s always a mad dash in my house to get a recipe written, made, photographed, edited, posted, etc. And beyond that, it gets expensive. I want to start creating a pasta recipe once a week, or every other week that is less than 10 ingredients with stuff people often have on hand in the pantry or fridge. Sometimes it’ll incorporate a seasonal veggie if I’m trying to clean out the fridge. I hope this will help to encourage people to try new things and cook with things they have on hand rather than go out and buy a bunch of unnecessary ingredients. Cooking should be fun and intuitive and all about adapting based on what you’ve got. Some of the best meals I’ve made have come at a chopped-esque time when I’m throwing random things together from the fridge and pantry. I’m not following a recipe, I’m just putting things that I like together. Stay tuned for more simple pasta recipes!
Now, back to the cacio e pepe. If you haven’t made this dish before and you’re nervous about trying something new, this recipe was this week’s recipe of the week on my instagram and I made it start to finish in my instagram stories, now saved to my highlights. You can head here to watch it step-by-step if you’re more of a visual learner. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
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