White Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe (cheese and pepper pasta) (2024)

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This white truffle cacio e pepe recipe is fast, flavourful and oh so cheesy. Ready in 10 minutes or less it's quick comfort food perfect for weeknights or when you need dinner fast. This traditional recipe gets a unique twist with some white truffle oil drizzle, so delicious!

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You can never go wrong with a cacio e pepe recipe, seriously it's like a super quick mac and cheese ready in 10 minutes with zero effort involved.

Who doesn't crave a big bowl of cheesy pasta every once in a while? The type you just curl up on the couch with, a glass of vino and a movie....yass for Friday night comfort food (and wine)!

The Secret Ingredient

The thing with this cheese and pepper pasta is that there's a little grown up twist thrown in and that my friends is white truffle oilWhite Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe (cheese and pepper pasta) (2)and it's sooooo delicious!

If I could afford it I'd have lashings of shaved white truffle all over this cheesy pasta but I ain't got no cash for that. Instead, I go for the liquid gold white truffle oilWhite Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe (cheese and pepper pasta) (3) and yeah, ok it may be no way as good as fresh white truffle but it's still bloody good!

Be warned you only need a teeny amount of this stuff it's pretty powerful but that's a good thing right, it's gonna last ages!

How To Make This Cacio E Pepe Recipe - Step By Step

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and boil until al dente make sure to keep 1 cup (250ml) pasta water.

Add the butter and olive oil to a large pan and melt the butter until it's sizzling then turn off the heat and add the white truffle oil.

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Drain the pasta and add it to the melted butter and oil. Add the grated cheese with a pinch of salt and a good grinding of pepper.

Add around ¼ of the reserved pasta water and toss the pasta with the cheese until it starts to melt and turns into a cheese sauce. If it's a little thick then add another splash of pasta water.

Tips For Making This White Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe

  • Make sure to finely grate the cheeses, if it's grated too coarsely it won't melt as fast and can sometimes clump together instead of emulsifying into a sauce.
  • Always reserve more pasta water than you're going to need. This pasta only needs a splash to get the desired consistencybut reserve at least 1 cup in case it needs a little extra.
  • Not a fan of white truffle? Leave it out and follow the recipe exact for a traditional cacio e pepe recipe.

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How easy was that? I mean you're 10 minutes away from cheesy pasta heaven, all you need now is to pour a glass of wine and choose your movie....enjoy!

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White Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe

White truffle cacio e pepe recipe. Fast, flavourful and absolutelydelicious. This cheese and pepper pasta is great when you need dinner fast.

Course Main Course

Cuisine Italian

Prep Time 2 minutes minutes

Cook Time 8 minutes minutes

Total Time 10 minutes minutes

Servings 4 people

Calories 680kcal

Author Emily Wyper

Ingredients

  • 14 oz (400g) spaghetti
  • ½ cup (60g) pecorino cheese , finely grated
  • ½ cup (50g) parmesan cheese , finely grated
  • 1.2 oz (35g) butter
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon white truffle oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 large pinch pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and boil until al dente make sure to keep 1 cup (250ml) pasta water.

  • Add the butter and olive oil to a large pan and melt the butter until it's sizzling then turn off the heat and add the white truffle oil.

  • Drain the pasta and add it to the melted butter and oil. Add the grated cheese with a pinch of salt and a good grinding of pepper.

  • Add around ¼ of the reserved pasta water and toss the pasta with the cheese until it starts to melt and turns into a cheese sauce. If it's a little thick then add another splash of pasta water.

  • Serve in big bowls with an extra few drops of truffle oil if desired (taste first it's strong).

Notes

  • You won't need all the pasta water but reserve 1 cup (250ml) just in case. The sauce should just coat the pasta without being too thick.
  • Make sure to use a fine grater to grate the cheese, if it's grated too coarsely it won't melt as easily and the cheese can clump together instead of emulsifying into a sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 680kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Calcium: 686mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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  1. Chichi

    Hmmmm. I haven’t tried truffle oil before.. I would love to try this pasta recipe soon.White Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe (cheese and pepper pasta) (11)

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  2. Dawn - Girl Heart Food

    I love the simplicity of this! It's making me want to run to the kitchen and have this for breakfast! YUM!White Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe (cheese and pepper pasta) (12)

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  3. Natalie

    Cacio e pepe pasta is my favorite Italian dish in the whole world - so simple, yet absolutely sophisticated and delicious. Will definitely try your recipe soon!White Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe (cheese and pepper pasta) (13)

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  4. Traci

    I am crazy obsessed with white truffle oil...and one of my favorite ways to eat it is on pasta! Such a great way to class up my already favorite parm cheese pasta! Thanks for reminding me of how much I love it. Gorgeous photo too! 🙂White Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe (cheese and pepper pasta) (14)

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  5. Katie Crenshaw | A Fork's Tale

    I love how this pasta dish is so simple to make and yet so incredibly flavorful because of the white truffle oil. You have the perfect suggestion of making this beautiful meal with a glass of wine and winding down the evening with a movie.White Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe (cheese and pepper pasta) (15)

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  6. Danielle

    Sometimes it is the simple pasta recipes, like this, that are the best. Love that addition of truffle oil - adds SO much flavour.White Truffle Cacio E Pepe Recipe (cheese and pepper pasta) (16)

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