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Pasta Cacio e Pepe

Photo: © Wendell T. Webber
Yield 4

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • 1 cup grated pecorino cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground smoked or regular peppercorns
  • Salt

How to Make It

  1. In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 2/3 cup of the cooking water; return the pasta to the pot. Add the cheese, butter, pepper and cooking water and toss. Season with salt and serve.