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Healthier Cacio e PePe in a gray bowl with fresh parsley on top for color
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Cacio e PePe

This healthier Cacio e PePe is easy, ready in about 20 minutes and will surprise your family and friends with classic Italian flavors. This is one of my personal favorite Italian dishes. The way I prepare it requires less cheese with the same great flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Bailey

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 cup pecorino
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup pasta water
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt more to taste if needed
  • ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley for color

Notes

*use a high quality pecorino for the most flavor.
*salt your pasta water while it is cooking. This is the only way to season your pasta.
*Parsley or basil is optional to add a little garnish to the dish.
*use any pasta you prefer.  

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 2mg