No-Fail One-Pan Cacio e Pepe

  • Servings: 6
  • Prep: 5
  • Cook Time: 2

Noodles with a sauce so creamy mixed with a paste so cheesy, it will melt into your mouth and you won’t be able to get enough. Do we need to say more?


12 ozNo Yolks® Extra Broad Noodles
4 1/2 cupswater
1 tspsalt
1 cupextra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tspsgrated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tspsfinely ground black pepper


  1. Combine noodles, water and salt in large nonstick skillet on high heat; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; continue to cook 6 to 7 minutes, until noodles are slightly firm and some starchy water remains, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup noodle cooking water in small bowl; add oil. Stir in cheese and pepper to form a paste. Add to noodles in skillet; stir well until evenly coated. Serve immediately.


  • This recipe is an easy, no-fail take on a classic Roman dish, Cacio e Pepe, which simply means “Cheese and Pepper”. The starchy pasta water becomes the base of the rich creamy sauce, and creating a cheese paste allows it to melt evenly on the noodles without sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • The dish may need to be seasoned with a little sprinkle of kosher salt before serving, depending on the type of cheese used.